Featured Field Service Articles

  1. Field Service IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014
    2/26/2014

    Technology continually propels field service efficiency forward, which is readily apparent at the Mobile World Congress. In other news, data and analytics are helping to cut costs, legislators continue to look at the use and distribution of GPS data, and a company that implemented e-logging shares some benefits of the technology.

  2. Field Service IT News For VARs — February 18, 2014
    2/18/2014

    In the news, 2013 ended with increased M&A activity, snow plow fleets are finding value in GPS tracking this winter, and diesel prices are forecast — now a little higher — for 2014 at $3.83. 

  3. Data Collection and Mobility News From January 2014
    2/12/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility news, Panasonic releases a new fully rugged tablet, TEKLYNX launches TEKLYNX CENTRAL 4.0, and AML introduces a new rugged, wireless handheld terminal.

  4. Field Service IT News For VARs — February 11, 2014
    2/11/2014

    The news includes reports of how mobile is revolutionizing field service this week and throughout 2014. From new apps to collecting payments, fleet managers turn to mobile technology to increase efficiency and organize data. Also, field service can leverage data to continually evolve processes and maintain effective fleet management.

  5. Field Service IT News – February 4, 2014
    2/4/2014

    This week, a report shows the GPS fleet management market is still growing and the FMCSA will propose a rule that includes mandating ELDs. Also, the new generation of workers, #GenMobile, is adequately prepped for the latest IT trends and expecting to use technology as they take on field service jobs.

  6. Field Service IT News For VARs — January 28, 2014
    1/28/2014

    Field Service IT News includes predictions that 2014 will see trends including profit-driven analytics, increased M2M communication, leveraging mobile apps, and growth of rugged mobility and cloud-based services.

  7. Field Service IT News — January 21, 2014
    1/21/2014

    Field Service IT proves that businesses are only as strong as their data, as the most recent push is made to integrate information across platforms. The news includes how a combination of mobile, cloud, and Big Data can benefit your customers. Also, the EIA predicts oil production in the U.S. will rise by 48 percent by 2019.

  8. Six Questions That Will Lead To Better Consumables Sales
    1/17/2014

    Scott Robnett, director of interactive services for Imprint Enterprises, says regular communication is key to consumables sales. Business Solutions recently interviewed Robnett for the article “Edge Out Competitors With A Complete Cloud-Based Mobile Solution.” He points out it is easy for companies to compare prices and order standard or stocked consumables, but they will be less likely to look into ordering on their own if you stay in touch.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014
    1/17/2014

    Over the past week, the news was filled with stories about GPS tracking technology. The GAO reports automakers are collecting and storing data from on-board navigation devices, and police and emergency responders are using the technology to locate the closest unit to an emergency to reduce response times. Along with the use of the technology are privacy concerns and a possible target for hackers.

  10. Field Service IT News For VARs — January 14, 2014
    1/14/2014

    In the news, predictions for field service IT in 2014 include companies leveraging analytics to increase efficiency and reduce costs and market demands for M2M, ruggedized devices, and cloud-based services. In addition, a study predicts the fleet management market will reach $30.45 billion by 2018.