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.
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A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability
Each year, we give you this guide with one purpose in mind: to educate you on the latest trends in the most lucrative verticals out there, while providing a handy partner program reference to some of the leading vendors in the market today. Why this combination?
Mobile Payments & Inventory Management Deliver Customer Loyalty
This ISV has achieved double-digit growth by staying on top of its delivery company clients’ needs for mobile payments and improved on-shelf forecasting.
Find Your Data Collection Sales Niche In The Public Safety Market
Discover the secrets to winning new business opportunities in this burgeoning market.
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Opportunity In Disguise: Two Statements That Spell Disaster For Mobility ISVs
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.
Delivering On Transportation & Logistics Operations Needs. Today And Tomorrow.
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.
8 Mobile Computer Must-Haves Your Customers Can’t Do Without
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.
Reasons VARs Should Consider Tapping Into Big Data
Tom Berarducci of Zebra Technologies tells why VARs should consider business opportunities related to Big Data.
Teamwork, Persistence Pay Off In Deal To Install Inventory-Management Solution
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.
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ExtenData Announces MobileConductor For Android And The Single Platform For The Cab
ExtenData announces a new version of MobileConductor. A proof of delivery software for transportation and distribution industries, MobileConductor will now be available on Android devices.
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Socket SoMo 655Rx Wireless Barcode Scanner
Socket Mobile’s SoMo 655 family of mobile computers delivers the performance, features and value required by today’s businesses
CP30 Series Windows Mobile Computer
Designed for the demanding retail business and built compact with friendly programmable software support, the CipherLab CP30 puts more flexibility and capability in your palm to make the work simpler and faster.
MX9CS Mobile Computer
The MX9CS is an ultra-rugged mobile computer that withstands temperatures down to -22°F (-30°C).
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The Advantages Of Mobility Podcast
In this Podcast segment of In The News from Global Talk Radio, James Foxall, President of Tigerpaw Software discusses the advantages of mobility and mobile applications in business today. James provides insight into the value of mobility and mobile software, particularly in the field service industry.
CipherLab 9600 Asset Management Video
Empower service technicians and support staff by giving them instant access to the information they need. With the help of CipherLab 9600 mobile computers, field workers can get directions to the location of an asset.
Glacier Showcases Rugged Handhelds At NA 2010 In this video (shot at the NA 2010 trade show in Cleveland, Ohio), Glacier Computer CEO Ron D'Ambrosio demonstrates the features and benefits of the company's M350 rugged handheld computer designed specifically for the healthcare industry.
Honeywell’s Mobile Computing Portfolio: Addressing The Changing Industry Landscape This video, shot by editor in chief Sarah Howland at Honeywell’s Fort Mill, SC, facility, provides an overview of two very different Honeywell mobile computing devices that address the needs of different types of mobile workers. Mika Majapuro, senior product manager for Honeywell, gives a demo of the rugged Dolphin 99EX mobile computer and the Dolphin 6000 scanphone.