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County and municipal cybersecurity


The cybersecurity risk to local government Weak or nonexistent cybersecurity programs represent a massive organizational risk for county and municipal government agencies in the United States. County and municipal executives are often unaware of these risks because they assume that their IT director, their CIO or an external vendor is managing security and addressing the […]

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


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


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


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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