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Category: Oil and Gas

May 23, 2017

Continuity of “Care”: What Field Service is Missing without Mobility

by Bob Ashenbrenner

You don’t want to be “that guy” that refuses to embrace technology because it seems hard to justify the cost or too challenging to manage a mobile IT environment. You could literally lose customers, and money, over the misperception that mobility is more hassle than help. ... Continued

Dec 29, 2016

8 Ways Rugged Mobility Will Change – or Be Changed By – Global Industry, Government in 2017 Part II

by Debbie Russo

Last week I shared our team’s predictions for how government changes will influence changes in mobile technology spending in 2017. Here are 4 more ways that we predict rugged mobility solutions will change the way some of the largest global industries conduct business (for the better) in 2017.... Continued

Dec 21, 2016

8 Ways Rugged Mobility Will Change – or Be Changed By – Global Industry, Government in 2017 Part I

by Debbie Russo

We believe that mobility investments in nearly every industry worldwide will be mutually influenced by the actions of new government leaders and an evolution in customer expectations given the rise of today’s “on-demand” culture. ... Continued

Nov 10, 2016

When “Rugged” Protection Alone Isn’t Enough to Safeguard Your Oil & Gas Ops: 3 Ways to Confirm Your Mobile Computer’s True Safety, Security, or Performance Capacity

by Kirk Meyer

Bottom line, the oil & gas market has a lot to gain by investing in field-proven mobile computing platforms that have the capacity to seamlessly interface with highly complex networks of software and machinery – and therefore connect energy workers with the real-time data necessary to take fully-informed actions. There are three sets of requisite questions that should always be integrated into your technology evaluation process, no matter the type of device you’re considering and they involve safety, security, and sustainable performance.... Continued

Sep 09, 2016

Managing Multiple Generations of Workers, Workflows with Rugged Tablets

by Bob Ashenbrenner

There are lots of different types of workers – and even more variety in your workflows – that must all be accommodated with a single cohesive mobility solution. We advocate for field technician involvement in every technology decision that impacts them. Solicit worker feedback in the mobile solution design, evaluation and implementation processes. ... Continued

Sep 02, 2016

Which Piece Comes First in the Complex Mobility Puzzle…The Chicken or the Egg? (i.e. The Rugged Tablet or Accessories?)

by Tom Kost

Successfully introducing a highly functioning mobility solution across multiple working locations is never as simple as picking the right rugged tablet alone. You need to consider both the tablet and the accessory ecosystem. The fact is that you can't buy one without the other. They are a system and both are equally important to the successful application of your entire mobile solution. Accessories should never be an afterthought.... Continued

Aug 23, 2016

Xplore Rugged Tablets: The Past 20 Years, the Present, the Future

by Mark Holleran

Despite the changing technology landscape and economic climate over the last 20 years, the best mobile computing technology has always proven to be the rugged tablet. That’s why Xplore has always been hyper-focused on rugged tablet solutions, remaining at the forefront of the rugged tablet market since our first tablet was manufactured in 1996. ... Continued

Aug 18, 2016

The Mounting Debate: Do You Buy Accessories to Fit the Rugged Tablet, or Vice Versa?

by Tom Kost

Some may say the inclination to select a rugged tablet first – and then hope you can find the right mounting design to support it in your forklift or patrol car – is all wrong. That it’s more logical to think about the accessories needed to support your workflows first...and then decide which mobile computers should be shortlisted. ... Continued

Aug 11, 2016

Goldilocks & the Three (Rugged) Mobile Computers: Which Would She Say is Just Right?

by Bob Ashenbrenner

What if she was a utility field technician, a miner, or an oil refinery engineer? What if she was looking for a mobile computer that had the “right size” screen for the software and workflows? What if she needed to conduct more thorough inspections, expedite equipment installations with improved accuracy, or make more well-informed decisions about process adjustments based on actual measurements versus historical trends? ... Continued

Aug 04, 2016

6 Things a Solutions Provider Can Make a Rugged Tablet Do for You (That No One Else Really Can)

by Bob Ashenbrenner

True solutions providers will put “feet on the street” to work with you during the testing/evaluation, buying, deployment and post-deployment stages to ensure your rugged tablets – and every other one of your mobile solution components – actually do what they’re supposed to do. See six things your rugged tablet investment can do for you with a solution provider's help.... Continued

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