By Jim Hilton, global principal for manufacturing, Motorola Solutions, www.motorolasolutions.com
Data gathered from field mobility isn’t impactful unless you know how to digest it and put it to work for you.
As field-based data capture has evolved over the last 30 years, it has solved a multitude of business challenges across various industries and driven greater efficiencies by moving out to the network edge. New enterprise-class devices and taskspecific applications allow mobile workers to improve productivity, efficiency, and have a greater impact on the bottom line. And with continued innovation, like embedded GPS, telemetry, and wide-area connectivity, it has never been easier to collect business-critical data. Big Data is indeed changing how companies work.