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Field Service IT News – April 15, 2014
In the news, Zebra Technologies will acquire Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business. Also, articles share insights into benefits of cloud solutions, BYOD security, overlooked benefits of management tracking solutions, and how work-order systems not only improve response times, but also provide data about costs and equipment use.
The Field Service IT Market: “Customers Are Always Looking To Mobilize”
In addition to the insights in the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider, two industry leaders provide information on significant trends and VAR opportunities related to field service. Adnon Dow, VP of global mobility solutions, for SYNNEX Corporation, and Tim Eusterman, senior director of industry marketing for Intermec by Honeywell, give their assessments of the health of the market from a potential IT spend perspective and how VARs can best approach providing these solutions to customers.
Field Service IT News — April 8, 2014
In the news, manufacturers are beginning to ruggedize consumer devices. Also, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation predicts investment in equipment and software to increase modestly this year.
Field Service IT News For VARs
A virtual summit on the field service industry is slated for Thursday. Also in the news this week, experts offer tips for mobile device selection, construction leads adoption of GPS tracking technology, and freight volumes are climbing — after a decrease during the harsh winter.
Motorola Solutions' Brown Admits Company's Shortcomings, Promises Improvement
Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, of Motorola Solutions ($MSI) took the stage today to deliver a heart-felt speech to the 3,000 attendees of the Motorola Channel Partner Expo 2014 in Las Vegas. I found his candor to be particularly refreshing. All too often, CEOs get on stage and string together a variety of hollow platitudes intended to make everyone in the room feel warm and fuzzy. Brown took a more humble approach and focused on what Motorola could be doing better.
Data Collection and Mobility News From February 2014
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, TEKLYNX enhances its bar code labeling software, and Motorola releases a new touch computer and expands its distribution agreement with BlueStar.
Field Service IT News — March 18, 2014
In the news, the FMCSA’s proposed rule that would require the use of electronic logging devices gets mixed reviews from the trucking industry. Also Forbes looks at the transformations cloud-based applications can mean for field service.
Proposed Rule Would Require Electronic Logging Devices
Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).
Field Service IT News — March 13, 2014
Articles this week explore the benefits of wearable technology in field service and how fleet managers face ever-increasing challenges keeping drivers connected to their networks.
Field Service IT News — March 10, 2014
GPS technology recently played a role in the recovery of stolen trailers. Also in the news, Cook County, IL, approved the use of an automated vehicle locations system for real-time tracking of county vehicles, as well as performance data collection.