Brian Albright

Brian Albright is a writer for Field Technologies magazine and Business Solutions Magazine.

  • Augmented Reality Part Of Fujifilm Service Reorganization
    Augmented Reality Part Of Fujifilm Service Reorganization

    Fujifilm North America is making technology a center piece of its newly reorganized field service operation. The company, which sells and services imaging and photography equipment, is combining its North America field service teams of its Imaging Division and Graphic Systems Division to create the Fujifilm Technical Services Group as of April 1.

  • New Developments From The Mobile World Congress
    New Developments From The Mobile World Congress

    Analysts at VDC Research have posted their thoughts on the technology on view at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month. As expected, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) were a big focus, but business case justifications were scarce. According to VDC: “The net effect was a greater emphasis on mobile solutions and application opportunities. However, as a result of this transition, what was lacking was any meaningful ideas around business model innovation to deliver these solutions and the financial implications of building out these next generation networks.”

  • Mitigating IoT Security Risks

    As more connected ‘things’ join the network, security concerns are on the rise.

  • Fleet, Order Management Systems Fuel Efficiencies
    Fleet, Order Management Systems Fuel Efficiencies

    Solar Transport has used a fleet management solution to help reduce fuel costs by 13 percent.

  • Mobilizing Inspections Saves $40,000
    Mobilizing Inspections Saves $40,000

    A new mobile application has reduced inspection reporting processing from 30 minutes down to 5 for a municipal utility.

  • Vivint Smart Home Solves The Field Communication Conundrum
    Vivint Smart Home Solves The Field Communication Conundrum

    A new communications platform has contributed to a 50 percent improvement in employee engagement and a 37 percent reduction in time to service.

  • Self-Driving Vehicles Will Impact Service, Logistics Industries
    Self-Driving Vehicles Will Impact Service, Logistics Industries

    Late last year, Uber’s self-driving truck subsidiary Otto became the ultimate designated driver when it autonomously hauled a truck filled with 45,000 cans of Budweiser beer from Fort Collins, Colo., to Colorado Springs. Over the 120-mile trip, the driver remained in the truck’s sleeper berth as a monitor. The driver only took the wheel when the truck was on the exit/entrance ramp.

  • Field Service App Ranking
    Field Service App Ranking

    App discovery platform vendor GetApp has released its Q1 2017 rankings of the top cloud-based field service management solutions.

  • Field, Fleet Companies Attract Funding And Accolades
    Field, Fleet Companies Attract Funding And Accolades

    A couple of relatively young field service companies have won some community accolades recently, reinforcing both the importance of tech companies in local economies and the importance of field service in the overall economy. These companies are also attracting a significant amount of venture capital as field service continues to prove itself an important profit center.

  • VDC Research Indicates Professionals Prefer Rugged Tablets
    VDC Research Indicates Professionals Prefer Rugged Tablets

    While recent sales trends show that the overall market for tablet computers is cooling off after a period of enormous growth, enterprise users still see a big advantage for using rugged tablet devices. That’s the key finding from a recent survey of mobile workers and mobile computer resellers conducted by Xplore and Intel.

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