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UK Power Networks Energizes its Business Transformation with Panasonic Toughpad Tablets


UK Power Networks owns and maintains the electricity cables and lines across London and surrounding areas, keeping the lights on for 8 million customers. Its 2,500 field engineers maintain and upgrade power equipment, move and connect new electricity cables and carry out maintenance near or on overhead power lines. When UK Power Networks implemented a […]

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Gas Utility Saves Time, Resources with Android Tablet Solution


With natural gas production reaching record highs, gas utilities are responsible for transmission and distribution of ever-increasing amounts of this valuable resource. In order to ensure safe and efficient operations, these utilities must have field workers who are connected at all times, and can capably and quickly address issues they face on the ground. Natural […]

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British Users Reveal Business Tablet Troubles

Business Tablet

With their ease of use, mobility and versatility, tablets are undoubtedly improving productivity in the workplace. But what price are businesses paying for the use of consumer-grade tablets not intended for the professional world? More than 80% of Fortune 500 organizations are currently deploying or testing tablets for their mobile workers, according to VDC Research. […]

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Wireless Connectivity Challenges and Solutions for Field Workers


For decades, field workers have relied on wireless connectivity to successfully please customers and get work done. With wireless connectivity, field workers are able to access information in real-time, utilize GPS capabilities and communicate across networks to team members and HQ.  When wireless signals are poor, however, the result is a decrease in worker productivity […]

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A Look Ahead – 2014 Trends in Mobility for the Field Worker


Rugged mobile technology will continue to transform the field workforce this year, according to Field Technologies magazine’s Field Mobility annual report – a projection of industry technology trends to watch in the coming year. According to the report, improving customer satisfaction is ranked as the primary goal that successful field mobile solutions aim to achieve. […]

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