Techies, and even the average user, that favor Apple devices almost always do so with extreme conviction. Not many Apple fans are lukewarm about why they use and love the company’s products. What exactly would cause a hardcore Apple fan to stray from the platform? Neal Ratner, manager of business innovation at Applus+ Energy and Power, is here to explain.
This checklist outlines features of rugged mobile computing devices that commonly come into play in the Transportation and Distribution industries. It is recommended you pay special attention to these points as you research different rugged mobile PC options for your own specific applications.
This checklist outlines rugged mobile computing features commonly required by the Oil & Gas Industry for both onshore and offshore operations. Evaluating the necessity of each capability for your organization’s workflows and your workers’ daily flow is a critical first step as you research different rugged tablet PC options for your specific mobility requirements.
Market maturity in field mobility applications has continued to improve in recent years and as such, these initiatives become more central to organizations’ strategy and differentiation. As a result, project steering committees are made up of a wider group of people from the organization, which unfortunately dilutes the focus on the challenges faced by remote fieldworkers. One example of this are projects where the ability to work out of mobile coverage is removed with reckless abandon. After all, offline capabilities are hard to implement and mobile coverage is effectively everywhere, isn’t it?
We just wrapped our annual sales conference at Xplore, and I was surprised to hear how frequently customers still object to the cost of rugged tablets. Or perceived cost, I should say. As Enterprise Mobility Exchange and VDC Research noted in a recent report: ‘All companies want to be “good” at enterprise mobility (or at least none want to be “bad” at it).’ But, if I’m being honest, price sensitivity seems to be hindering more companies than it’s helping today, especially when it comes to mobility investments. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.
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.
A new communications platform has contributed to a 50 percent improvement in employee engagement and a 37 percent reduction in time to service.
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People assume that machines will talk to each other as part of IoT, but it seems that the integration of data from IoT projects is something that is lacking. In fact, it’s common to see organizations working with multiple IoT projects because of the disconnected flow of data.
Improving the customer experience has become a field service imperative. While productivity gains and cost reductions will always be crucial, today’s leading field service organizations realize that those measures will also be irrelevant if meeting – and exceeding – customer expectations doesn’t happen as well.
In this on-demand webinar you will hear from one of your field service peers, Greg Dykes, Manager of Technical Services at Davey Tree. Greg shares his success story on how to maintain an efficient and secure mobile field service operation from the network to the vehicles to the mobile devices. You will also hear from Alex Torkaman, Solutions Development Manager at Apple who will join Greg in sharing six keys steps to take your field services to the next level.
Field Technologies Online is the premier resource for the optimization of your field workers, service, and assets. Our goal is to provide companies in the field service, transportation/distribution, government, public works, and utilities industries with information on mobile technologies that can be used to improve productivity and drive efficiency. Here you’ll find valuable resources on topics including field service software, mobile computing, fleet and asset management, and M2M. From real world, firsthand accounts of how your peers are using mobile technologies to drive business benefits to thought leadership on the latest technology advancements and trends; Field Technologies provides the information you need to determine how mobile technology could be improving your organization.