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    Using a cell phone or any other handheld device while driving diverts attention from the road and puts drivers, passengers and bystanders in danger. So why do fleets still provide their drivers with handheld devices? By Bob Cathey

  • Microsoft Spotlights Field Service At WPC

    As we sat in the audience at last week’s Microsoft Worldwide Developer Conference, we were pleased to hear CEO Satya Nadella — having just barely completed his initial 100 days on the job — present a visionary look to a future that dovetails smoothly with the field service industry. By Dave Wallen, FieldOne Systems

  • Q&A: Panasonic Dives Into The Handheld Space With Its Latest Products

    Panasonic has long been known for its Toughbook and Toughpad laptop and tablet product lines. But recently, Panasonic announced the introduction of a new 5-inch “handheld tablet” line — the Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1. To get the inside scoop on the new product set, I interviewed Kyle Day, senior product manager at Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.

  • Social For Field Service: To Use, Or Not To Use

    “Social” has taken over the world by storm. It is a source for mass communication, inclusivity, and enables information to flow TO a social user, eliminating the need to spend time and effort seeking out topics of interest. This is clearly a valuable tool for what seems to be an infinite number of time consuming, information gathering tasks.

  • 3 Things You Should Know About Implementing Change In Field Service

    When a field service organization is implementing any change to the way it works, whether it is rolling out new technology or a new way of working, there are a number of challenges which need to be addressed to reach a successful outcome. These include leadership support, engaging the workforce and having the right strategies in place. 

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IoT Is (Finally) Permeating Field Service

IoT Is (Finally) Permeating Field Service

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to an ecosystem of devices or products connected with M2M (machine-to-machine) technology that are able to communicate information through (most commonly) cellular or (sometimes) satellite network connections. Want to know what I find most interesting about IoT at the moment? How much it’s being talked about in the industry right now. Field Technologies first began covering M2M in June of 2008. That first article was likely met with a lot of blank stares and glossed-over eyes. Why? The majority of the field service industry just wasn’t ready for M2M or IoT quite yet.

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    The GPS Insight Fleet Tracking Solution is a vehicle and asset tracking software that offers you complete insight into all aspects of your fleet operations.

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    Controlling the chain of activity necessary to complete a successful field service visit is crucial to customer satisfaction. At ServicePower, we are pioneers in the field of service chain optimization. We help our customers succeed by applying technology to effectively manage mobile field resources and deliver world class customer service.

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    The Motion LINCWorks™ family of ruggedized wireless products and accessories make it easy to create a cohesive communications infrastructure anytime, anywhere.

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    The Agile Platform for Intelligent Field Service Management enables companies to deliver world class customer experiences in the field while maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs. The platform incorporates state-of-the art routing and scheduling, advanced work process automation, flexible customer and partner communications capabilities, and robust reporting and business intelligence.

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    For many people in your position, ROI is the biggest hurdle to updating your GPS fleet management. You know that you'll see major improvements, but how do you prove it? Join our upcoming webinar to learn how.

  • How To Empower Field Workers And Increase Customer Satisfaction

    Field workers are on the frontlines everyday dealing with a variety of issues, including — unfortunately — unhappy customers. Do you know how you could arm your field workers with solutions that will improve customer satisfaction? Listen in and learn how from Intel, TC Technology, and Motion Computing.

  • What Smart Business Leaders Don't Know About Field Service

    As a field service leader, you already know why field service is so critical to your organization's success. But what about the rest of the company? Is your sales VP dying to hear how you can now debrief multiple products on a single work order? Does your CMO care that first time fix rates are up? Probably not, but they should, because the benefits of flawless field service go far beyond productivity and cost savings. In short, field service keeps your customers running, and your company growing and thriving.

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