Magazine Article | November 18, 2015

Field Service: A Look Ahead At 2016

Source: Field Technologies Magazine

By Brian Albright, Field Technologies

What technologies will make the biggest impact on the field service industry in the coming year?

As we move forward into 2016, field service organizations can expect to see an increased emphasis on mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). Field Technologies contacted leading technology vendors to find out what they think the biggest trends will be in the new year.

Many of the top tech trends identified by our experts are carry-overs from last year, including the use of distributed computing to provide visibility into field operations. “New advancements will lead to automatic monitoring that generates consistent, objective data that will redefine visibility and provide true enterprise asset intelligence,” Jim Hilton, senior director and global manufacturing principal at Zebra Technologies, says.