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  1. Top 6 Features Of Tablets For Delivery/Service
    6/16/2014

    According to a report from VDC Research, mobile workers account for nearly one-third of today’s workforce, surpassing over one billion in 2013. For these workers, mobile solutions are vital tools to stay connected to data, to each other, and to customers.

  2. 6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment
    5/21/2014

    Technology advancements for the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) environment have outpaced both the industry’s need for those advancements and its ability to quickly adopt these new technologies. Today’s DSD environment is well past its fourth generation of technology, and the original return on investment (ROI) for automation occurred in the 1970s. While times have changed, the DSD use case still requires the customer be served in the same manner they were more than 40 years ago — consequently, the ROI for new technology investments may not be obvious. 

  3. Opportunity In Disguise: Two Statements That Spell Disaster For Mobility ISVs
    4/2/2014

    Running a mobile supply chain solutions company requires continually watching for changes and opportunities. So far this year, during meetings with customers and prospects, two statements have been etched in my mind.

  4. Delivering On Transportation & Logistics Operations Needs. Today And Tomorrow.
    3/25/2014

    As customers’ demands constantly evolve, transportation and logistics (T&L) operations are being put under growing pressure to offer more efficient delivery services, while not compromising on customer service. Using the findings from a 2013 research survey conducted among transport and logistics managers around the world, this report explores how a combination of mobile technology implementations for mobile workers, and process re-engineering efforts can elevate operations to the next level.

  5. Does HTML5 Make Sense For Mobile Enterprise Applications?
    3/25/2014

    Web applications were originally considered inappropriate for mobile enterprise applications because of their inability to work offline, and the generally superior performance of native apps that were developed for specific operating systems and mobile devices. HTML5 and the rapidly changing enterprise mobile computing ecosystem are changing that. Now that there are HTML5-based field service, ERP and other enterprise software packages on the market, the growth in BYOD and cloud computing environments is leading more ISVs to create HTML5 applications, and the number of mobile devices with HTML5 browser support is projected to nearly double in 2013.

  6. Operating System Strategy For Mobile Computers
    3/18/2014

    This paper will discuss the major operating system environments for mobile computers and Intermec’s strategy to serve customer needs with each. The scope of this discussion is limited to operating systems used on handheld computers and does not address strategy for larger form factor devices such as Vehicle Mount computers. This paper is intended as an introduction and overview to the various technologies discussed; many online resources are available for further technical information.

  7. 8 Mobile Computer Must-Haves Your Customers Can’t Do Without
    3/4/2014

    You knew this day would come. Your customers' need for greater mobility and advanced applications has moved from a nice to have to a critical business requirement. Their legacy systems can’t keep up with rapidly evolving customer, technology and business demands. Inefficiencies are costing them time and money. From the front office to the distribution center and all points in between, mobile technology creates the foundation on which successful, profitable businesses are now built. And the time to invest is now.

  8. Reasons VARs Should Consider Tapping Into Big Data
    12/3/2013

    Tom Berarducci of Zebra Technologies tells why VARs should consider business opportunities related to Big Data.

  9. Teamwork, Persistence Pay Off In Deal To Install Inventory-Management Solution
    5/30/2013

    It was the deal that almost got away. A department store chain in the New York metro area had decided to buy inventory-tracking handheld computers from a competitor of systems integrator tekservePOS. But through teamwork with data-capture solutions vendor CipherLab and multiple meetings with the customer, tekservePOS persuaded the retailer to change course. The result was a $100,000 installation to manage inventory processes at the retailer’s 100 locations.

  10. World Vision's LMMS Advances Aid With Intermec CN50, FieldWorker
    5/2/2013

    World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, their families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice throughout the world, administers aid distributions to approximately 12-15 million people each year through relief assistance.

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