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Investing in Mobile for Field Service Techs: A Few Points to Consider

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Field-service technicians’ mobile devices must be as rugged as the environments they work in. The functional ability of their mobile technology is essential to job performance and productivity. Running machine diagnostics, service call documenting and reporting, communication between other technicians and their customers–nearly all of what field service reps do in a day’s work depends […]

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Addressing Cybersecurity Concerns for Oil and Gas Industry with Rugged Mobility

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Secure mobile communications are critical to oil and gas operations. A Ponemon Institute study reported, “68% of respondents said their operations have had at least one security compromise in the past year, resulting in the loss of confidential information or OT disruption,” and “61% say their organization’s industrial control systems protection and security is inadequate.” The […]

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Executive Perspective: Disruptive Handheld Solutions for the Logistics Industry

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For decades, Panasonic has pioneered handheld computing and barcode scanning globally, refining and optimizing the technology based on user feedback. Two years ago, armed with that rich customer insight, Panasonic Mobility introduced its first handheld tablets, the Toughpad® FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 in the U.S. In that time, Michael Smola, Director of Enterprise Sales for Panasonic Mobility […]

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The Changing Transportation Dynamic in the Supply Chain and How Mobility Can Help

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The increase in consumer online purchasing is only one of the factors pushing logistics organizations or companies to improve their performance while maintaining profitability. Based on a recent survey performed by a transportation and logistics software provider, operators are facing challenges on several fronts. Moving goods through the supply chain has become a centerpiece of commerce […]

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Rugged Mobile Devices Provide New Gateways to Augmented Reality for Utilities

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The utility industry is facing challenges it hasn’t seen before as alternative providers come to market and bring new technologies that help them address old problems. Augmented reality promises to help reduce costs of maintenance, make operations safer and increase first-call resolution rates. As more systems and equipment are developedable to support these concepts and operations, the promise […]

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