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6 Core Competencies for Fleet Management Mobile Deployments

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Trucking and package delivery fleet managers face pressures to increase efficiencies and reduce expenses while they enhance customer service. Fleet Management and the data maintained by electronic logging device (ELD) solutions paired with rugged, purpose-built mobile devices, are essential for achiving these goals. These devices are designed to perform under adverse and demanding conditions, where […]

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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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To Plan Missions Around the Globe, the US Air Force Turns to Toughbook

For the United States Air Force, planning missions is a critical, intricate and challenging task, requiring airmen to take into account terrain, weather, and aircraft performance and capabilities – while also monitoring potential threats in unfamiliar territory. To tackle this important job, an Air Force division faced numerous challenges: adapting to increased digital communications needs, […]

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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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