Data Collection & Mobility Articles

  1. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 18, 2014
    8/18/2014

    In the news, an article looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) merging with Big Data to boost business potential. Also U.S. factory output rose in July, and experts are predicting 3 percent growth throughout the remainder of the year.

  2. Is“Patient Engagement” Important To Your Healthcare Customers?
    8/15/2014

    “Patient Engagement” is a big buzzword these days and can come in multiple forms, but too little is said about how to actually achieve it. From patient portals to patient loyalty programs — healthcare is seeing solutions similar to their cousins in the retail and banking sectors, all geared to incentivize patients in various ways to increase their consumption of healthcare. But do they work?

  3. Rogue Apps: From Customer Headache To Recurring Revenue Boon
    8/15/2014

    I remember the days when IT admins so tightly locked down PC permissions that users couldn't change a printer setting, let alone install their own choice of applications. Of course, just 10 years ago, there weren't a whole lot of small specialized apps and there certainly weren't all the cloud apps we have today. Employees don't think they need permission to work smarter by installing apps like Dropbox on their computer. While users are more empowered than ever and have access to new productivity tools every day, an IT nightmare has been created -- rogue apps on the network. It might be worse than you think.

  4. Senate Approves DHS Request For Biometrics At Border
    8/15/2014

    A senate subcommittee has approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 15, 2014
    8/15/2014

    In the news, a survey shows EHR use can equal lower cost per patient admission. Also, the Pew Charitable Trust has appealed to legislators for a better review process of new medical devices. In addition, Apple is discussing partnerships for its “HealthKit” cloud-based information platform.

  6. Leveraging Streaming Video In Field Service
    8/15/2014

    Field service professionals can reap the benefits of advances in video communication in tech-to-tech collaborations and in providing assistance for diagnoses.

  7. Are Your Customers Using the Right Consumables?
    8/14/2014

    According to a recent article, it might be time to reassess the consumables used by your clients. Published on Integrated Solutions for Retailers “The Modest, Yet Essential, Thermal Consumable” from SATO America, points out thermal labels, tags, and ribbons offer great return for every step of the consumer market from identifying and tracking inventory to marketing to the consumer, but they are often taken for granted.

  8. Travel Companies Need To Keep Up With Mobile Purchases, Bookings Trends
    8/14/2014

    The travel market is an excellent market for digital solutions. The revolution that took place in the travel industry with the advent of the Internet and PC is now occurring again as mobile technology use continues to grow. The number of Internet-connected mobile devices worldwide will increase by 16 percent per year, led by strong growth in developing countries, according to Ovum.

  9. Signal Boosters Can Keep Mobile Workforces Connected
    8/13/2014

    Interruptions in cellular connectivity cause delays and reduce productivity for mobile workforces, particularly in rural areas. According to a recent Field Technologies report, “Field Mobility 2014,” 72 percent of survey respondents communicating in realtime experience disruptions in wireless connectivity in the field.

  10. Healthcare IT End Users To Share Expertise At Smart VAR Summit
    8/13/2014

    Healthcare IT experts will present insider information for solutions providers at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions, on August 21 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Chicago, IL.

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