Earlier this year Field Technologies published an article that I authored titled "Will 2017 Be the Breakout Year For Augmented Reality?" At the time of publication, market research firm Digi- Capital estimated that AR will be a $90 billion market by 2020. New market data from Digi-Capital suggests this market will be closer to $108 billion by 2021. That's a 20 percent growth rate in just 1 year. Compare this to 2016, when the market was worth only $2.7 Billion.
Your job is a lot harder than mine. You have to figure out the right mobile computing tools and software for your organization’s specific needs, work the budget, plan pilots and roll-outs, and then keep it all running every minute of every day. To do this you need information – credible, concise, actionable information that will enable you to develop the best possible mobility solution within your budget parameters.
In today’s technology age, you’d think communicating with your field workers would be easy, right? It should be, and it can be – but there are some common mistakes companies make in their communications strategies (or lack thereof) that lead to less-than-desirable results. Here, we explore some common mobile communication failure points with Stacey Epstein, CEO of Zinc – a communication platform built specifically for the deskless workforce.
Chace Building Supply is a retail lumberyard based in the upper northeast corner of Connecticut, bordering Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Since it delivers building supplies in three states, Chace needed a better way to manage the miles its delivery trucks logged in each state for federal IFTA (International Fuels Tax Agreement for Motor Carriers) reporting. The company also wanted to offer better customer support by being able to provide customers a more accurate arrival time for their material delivery. To deliver the latter, Chace needed to know where its vehicles were at all times. High reliability of the solution was key.
The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions you develop, sell or deploy internally, drive value by delivering new services and generating new insights from new data in new ways. It is these applications, not the underlying infrastructure, that deliver business value.
Practical insight for ensuring a smooth transition from basic to advanced to next-generation field automation.
Discover how your peers are using today’s mobile technologies in field applications to transform their businesses.
The time for IoT is now. Learn the technology essentials, how to put IoT data to work, and tips for keeping your customers in the IoT loop.
Understand the cost of fleet safety, what goes into a fleet safety strategy, and how today’s technologies play a role.
Everbridge, Inc., a global software company that provides critical event management and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, recently announced the findings of its research into the safety of mobile, remote and traveling workers.
The average first-time fix (FTF) rate for service organizations has hovered barely above 70% for years. Even with a proven direct correlation between FTF rates and customer satisfaction rates and profitability, companies struggle with making solid improvements with FTF.
“Everybody at my company communicates perfectly”. Said no one, EVER. Communication is a struggle for many companies, but so few realize how elemental it is for business success. And for companies with teams of people away from desks, out in the field, the need for improved communication is paramount.
The possibility of cost savings, operational efficiencies gained, and the augmentation of data and analytics available have made the deployment of tablets a top priority for many field service organizations. As companies scramble to deploy tablet solutions, there are common pitfalls that — if not properly addressed — will not only drain the organizations’ bottom line, but may also completely disrupt the operation. Join us as we expose the 3 biggest mistakes any company considering deploying an tablet solution should be aware of.
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