ARTICLES BY CHERYL KNIGHT
Field Service IT News For VARs 2-18-15: IT Services And The IoT
In the news, the Internet of Things (IoT) relies on IT services to function and a good mobile solution can help a company create a more dynamic field workforce.
Field Service IT News For VARs 2-11-15: 3PL Market’s Growth Linked To Tech Advances
In the news, SaaS’ impact on third-party logistics (3PL), net neutrality could play a part in the supply chain market, and the effects the cloud is expected to have on the field service industry.
Field Service IT News For VARs 2-4-15: The Benefits Of Context-Aware Solutions, Rugged Devices, And GPS Tracking
This week’s Field Service Roundup spotlights how a Phoenix company used GPS to help coordinate and track personnel at the Super Bowl, six rugged mobile device features that field service technicians feel they need, and how to increase the value of your fleet through social media.
Hybrid Cloud Storage: The Best Of Both Worlds
A 2014 Current Analysis poll of more than 600 IT decision makers around the world reveals 58 percent of those polled use a private cloud and 28 percent use a hybrid cloud storage solution.
Field Service IT News For VARs — January 28, 2015
This week’s news includes the resources offered on the new Equipment Leasing and Financing Association website, the January 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the equipment finance industry — the highest in three years — and how RFID technology is helping fleets save money.
PRSM Releases Best Practices And Benchmarks For Fleet Operations
Often, small private fleets struggle to remain compliant with industry standards or to keep their vehicles properly maintained.
College Campus Uses GPS To Help Deter Theft
With the growing use of GPS tracking technology in a variety of markets, one trend is its use as a theft deterrent.
Important 2015 Trends To Keep In Mind For Your Field Service IT Customers
Field Technologies Online reports “field service organizations have reached an unprecedented transformative stage.” FTO points out your field service IT clients are feeling pressure to modernize their operations to stay competitive, looking to leverage technology including the Internet of Things, advanced analytics and smartphone and tablet integration. An article from Trimble lists eight trends that will impact field service this year.
Field Service IT News For VARs — January 21, 2015
News includes how made-for-mobile apps can serve a company better than those made for the old corporate server infrastructure; the viability and safety of autonomous vehicle technology; and how GPS trackers might provide a solution for overcrowded prisons.
Expect Unprecedented Growth In Connected Wearables By 2019
The growing popularity of wearable technology is apparent from the statistic that 19 million devices shipped in 2014 — compared to 5.9 million in 2013 — the wearable market grew at an annual rate of 54.7 percent.