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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.  Continue Reading...
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...  Continue Reading...
Dealing With Major Mobility Headaches
Dealing With Major Mobility Headaches Mobile technology deployments are expanding, and so are associated IT headaches. That’s what WBR Digital found in a recent survey of 110 senior-level executives of global enterprises.  Continue Reading...
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.  Continue Reading...
5G Takes Center Stage In Barcelona
5G Takes Center Stage In Barcelona While the 5G wireless standard is still in development, a handful of companies began previewing their “pre-5G” solutions at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  Continue Reading...
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.  Continue Reading...
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.  Continue Reading...
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.  Continue Reading...
There Is a Rugged Handheld/Smartphone Evolution Underway
There Is a Rugged Handheld/Smartphone Evolution Underway There could be a major shift underway in the rugged handheld device space, according to data from VDC Research.  Continue Reading...
IoT Expansion Poses Security Threat
IoT Expansion Poses Security Threat According to new data from International Data Corp. (IDC), worldwide spending on the Internet of things (IoT) was set to reach $737 billion in 2016, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of 15.6% from 2015 to 2020. At that rate, the market could reach $1.29 trillion.  Continue Reading...