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A Data Spill from an Oil Rig: Protecting Mobile Devices from ‘Leaky’ Apps

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The energy industry is increasingly a mobile (not Mobil, pun intended) enterprise, where foremen, floor-hands, roughnecks, and drillers use smartphones and tablets throughout the workday. These devices contain vital information – including confidential data – about everything from codes to operate heavy machinery and geological studies about untapped reservoirs of natural gas and oil to the intellectual property about […]

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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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The Top 6 Reasons Why eCitations Are Better Than Paper

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Ravi Panjwani is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Brother Mobile Solutions. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly eschewing pen and paper in favor of mobile technology to automate the citation process. eCitations allow officers to print legible tickets on the spot, while automatically transmitting digital information about the incident to municipal, police […]

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Get Equipped to Manage the New Wave of Energy Generating Consumers

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Electrical generation is no longer entirely the domain of large centralized energy companies. Two segments of electricity consumers are becoming significant contributors because of the availability of renewable energy systems like solar and wind generation. Energy production frequently exceeds their consumption needs and the excess power is being fed back into the electric grid. This […]

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