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Meeting the on-demand economy's challenges the future of field operations

October 23th, 2019

The field-operations function has progressed over the past decades, keeping up with constant changes in technology. The new technologies available to field-operations are dramatically improving efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, and customer experience.  

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Discover the benefits of mobile technology

October 23th, 2019

Mobile technology has streamlined many activities and changed the way people do business, and it's not just about communication, but productivity has improved immensely from mobile technology.  

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Operational intelligence - Locationing

October 23th, 2019

The role of retail employees is quickly evolving. Basic administrative activities are being reduced with the use of automation and self-service technology. This then allows retail associates to focus more on providing outstanding customer service and increase product expertise. Mobile devices help achieve these goals and their t...

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Aisle to aisle increasing retail efficiency

October 23th, 2019

Look at where we've come from the days of scavenging through aisle upon aisle of products and waiting in a long line at the checkout counters. We've entered a more modern age of shopping with the best of the best technological advances popping up around every corner. According to a 2019 study by Store of the Future, approximatel...

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World's largest sesame processor mobilises warehouse operations and increases logistics efficiencies to best levels since company inception!

May 24th, 2019

It has been a popular idea that mobilising your workforce can improve significantly the efficiency of your warehouse. If you are still doubting, we are presenting you the case of Haitoglou Bros SA, who by enabling real-time data distribution beyond the desktop significantly reduced lag time in data collection and distribution. 

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Cash and market solutions with mobile printers for the humanitarian sector

May 24th, 2019

When a natural disaster strikes, an economy collapses, or conflict erupts, some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are there to help, by trying to cover all urgent needs for food, water, and shelter.  In order for NGOs to provide all the help they can to the in-danger areas they need to gather money and make secure payments f...

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The couriers & parcels challenges

May 24th, 2019

Enterprises rely on couriers to keep merchandise and materials moving efficiently while maintaining security and traceability. When merchandise is being loaded dimensioning solutions, sensors, and vision systems track parcels onto the carrier and support exact cargo loading. Mobile computing and handheld scanners can ensure visi...

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3 Top tips on Social selling for ISVS and VARS

May 24th, 2019

What is social selling?   Social selling is the process of creating an online relationship and supporting potential customers on various social platforms, with the purpose of directly helping individuals to purchase your product. The biggest key in being successful in the last part of the sales funnel is through social selling. ...

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The Future of Fulfilment

March 25th, 2019

Major disruptive forces of online shopping and increasing consumer connectivity have combined to establish a new on-demand retail economy that is blurring the lines among manufacturers, transportation and logistics (T&L) firms and retailers.  That leads to significant changes in these industries, highlighting the importance of m...

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Portable printing on the move for better productivity

March 25th, 2019

Portable thermal printers offer the flexibility needed for many receipts and label applications. For the mobile workforce, point-of-activity printing is a significant way to boost accuracy, efficiency and worker productivity in retail, healthcare, hospitality, and warehouse management. While portable printers are a boon to effic...

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Mobilise your workforce for greater efficiency

March 25th, 2019

Mobility in an enterprise means that employees’ productivity is increased while operations are being simplified and profits are increased. However, there are still companies that rely on less technological means for their day-to-day business transactions. This has as a result the processes to be delayed, the employees to feel le...

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Digital Workplaces and ISVs

March 25th, 2019

Will software applications remain as relevant as the digital workplace evolves? This is a question that many ISVs find themselves asking as we push forward in the digital age. As a demand for updated software and hardware solutions is heightened in the workplace, ISVs will need to find ways to allow end-users to conduct business...

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Connect your employees wherever they are

December 6th, 2018

Do your workers suffer from ‘communications disconnect’? If your workers use multiple devices to reach the data and people they need throughout the day, then they most probably do suffer from ‘communications disconnect’. That means that they are forced to waste time switching between different devices to get the job done, and fo...

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Where maximum process reliability and traceability are required, seamless automatic identification is an absolute must

December 5th, 2018

Complete visibility of processes are the foundations for efficient planning and control procedures. At any given time, there needs to be visibility and traceability of components and materials including their processing status and location. This, however, is only possible if the objects are uniquely identifiable and tracked at e...

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Combat food waste with sustainable mobile labelling solution

December 5th, 2018

A common problem of our century is the tons of food wasted around the world every year. Specifically in France, there are 10 million tons of food lost or wasted on a yearly basis, according to the French Agency for the Environment and Energy (ADEME). That is why Comerso, a food services specialist, decided to help to prevent foo...

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How to build a smart city: The case of smart Santander

December 5th, 2018

Before going into how a smart city can be built, let’s first try and explain what a smart city is. Although there is no precise definition of a smart city, there are some components that are vital for one. A smart city first and foremost should engage the society. There is no smart city without an engaged citizen. A smart city a...

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Deliver Service and Savings with Dynamic Real-Time Dispatch Operations

November 9th, 2018

In an "always connected" world dispatch operations rely on dynamic real-time management via location and status tracking of their field technicians. Why? Because it's essential for any company to be able to respond to their customers’ orders on the fly or to quickly navigate capacity and resource issues.

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LCD screens make all the difference in mobile printing

November 9th, 2018

LCD and LED screens are always a handy feature to have when using any printing device, especially a mobile one where you are inevitably disconnected from a stationary computer or laptop. They make diagnosing and solving printer errors far simpler than if you had a screen-less device. Mobile printers require these screens in orde...

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How consumer trends effect mobile computer design?

November 9th, 2018

It wasn’t long ago when purpose-built hardware was the only consideration for companies looking for mobile computers. But that all changed rapidly when consumer-grade smartphones became a viable option as a mobile computer in the enterprise world. For a moment, it seemed that the original enterprise mobile computers would be com...

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Android: The big migration has started

October 31th, 2018

“When creating solutions, always keep in mind that everything is and should be connected. That is what takes the customer experience to the next level. We, in Google, are creating an Operating System, partners are creating the devices, and the key in this solution is how these can be used together to be able to deliver better ex...

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Case study: How label printers made a difference for DRIM

October 18th, 2018

In a retail situation where price changes occur every day, employees need to be able to print new labels quickly using effective mobile devices.

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What to consider when selecting an enterprise mobile device

October 18th, 2018

Enterprises today have a huge amount of choice when it comes to mobile technology to support their operations.

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Can there be a smart city without smart mobility?

October 18th, 2018

Dr. Susana Val, the Director of Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Scale, explains that you cannot have a smart city without the smart mobility trait. Smart mobility is the concept of improving transportation infrastructure. This concept is not only limited to the citizens but al...

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Mobile printing increases efficiency at Twickenham Cricket Club

October 18th, 2018

Thanks to thermal printing solutions, many organisations are finding that their printing requirements are no longer a challenge. Take Twickenham Cricket Club for example, where spectators expect to see quick deliveries on and off the field.

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How to achieve fast and flawless barcode label printing

October 18th, 2018

No matter what environment a mobile printer is deployed in, users need to be certain they can rely on the technology they invest in to get the job done. Whether users are in a warehouse, at a customer’s site or in a healthcare or retail environment, BlueStar partner SATO has a history of delivering mobile printing solutions to p...

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Enhancing customer experience with connected devices in the field

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that only 12% of organisations with field service workers are ‘very satisfied’ with the technology they use? It’s a shocking statistic, especially as field workers are crucial to achieving two corporate goals: growing the profits of the company and strengthening the customer experience.

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Here’s why you should be offering network solutions

October 18th, 2018

Companies that sell technology solutions know that our industry is driven by change and innovation. One of the more crucial technologies to be aware of is networking. If your company isn’t offering networking solutions, there are plenty of reasons as to why you should change strategies tomorrow.

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How to mobilise enterprise label printing

October 18th, 2018

Mobile devices are changing how businesses operate through automated data identification and capture, making processes more efficient and data collection more accurate. In fact, a study by Enterprise CIO shows that BYOD can boost productivity by 16% over a 40-hour week.

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Can successfully migrating mobile apps transform an organisation?

October 18th, 2018

Migrating mobile apps to next-generation platforms is an essential process that many organisations will need to undergo to meet modern enterprise demands. However, the move is often filled with complexity and businesses will likely turn to a trusted advisor to discuss the reasons for app migration, the process they need to go th...

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What does a VAR need to know before selling to a mobile business?

October 18th, 2018

Pop-up stores represent a huge opportunity to VARs, but they also need a personal touch. These types of shops – also known as flash retail – are great ways for small business owners to put their products on display to a wider audience by finding small venues, like coffee shops or markets, and selling in this location for a limit...

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Start the day right

October 18th, 2018

In environments where worker assignment optimisation is vital if managers want to meet and exceed expectations, the ‘start of the day’ process should not be overlooked. So, what platform best equips them to optimise worker assignment and dynamic scheduling to meet service level agreements (SLA) with customers?

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Tallink pioneers self-service check outs on board its ships

October 18th, 2018

Tallink pioneers self-service check outs on board its ships Tallink, one of the largest passenger and cargo shipping companies in the Baltics, has adopted the Datalogic Joya Touch Device and Shopevolution 7 in its on board retail stores. Tallink has included the solution on its ships after it became concerned passengers were not...

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Transform a tablet into a unique mobility tool

October 18th, 2018

Tablets are revolutionising the way in which we do business. However, typical tablets are not designed for the commercial marketplace. Most tablets are just not built to withstand the rigours of everyday commercial use. However, in many cases, there are simple and effective steps that users can take to transform a tablet into a ...

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Mobile payments: opportunities are now realities

October 18th, 2018

The ability to add card transactions and receipt printing options to Android and Windows 10 devices is a real game changer in today’s mobile world. These ‘off the shelf’ devices mean that anyone who needs to add payment functionality to a mobile device can easily do so. From a delivery driver taking payment on a doorstep to a st...

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Harnessing the workforce mobility revolution

October 18th, 2018

In recent years, rugged handheld devices have become just as intuitive as their consumer-grade counterparts. This shift in the rugged mobile device landscape has been accelerated by a need to increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy in the workplace.

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Labelling systems make an impact straight out of the box

October 18th, 2018

Many retailers currently handle price markdowns inefficiently, relying on pre-printed labels as they do not have the right mobile labelling system in place. The cost of pre-printed label systems This inflexible approach results in, at best, non-uniform price reduction information being communicated to customers and, at worst, lo...

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Hit top gear with the latest forklift technology

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that around 25% of the average forklift driver’s time is spent in receiving and put away workflows?

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Android popularity grows for mobility solutions

October 18th, 2018

Not so long ago, the dominant systems in the mobile computer world were mainly Microsoft-based.

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Mobile printing solutions for increased efficiency

October 18th, 2018

Established in 1940, SATO is a pioneer and leader in barcode printing and RFID labelling solutions. Committed to ongoing innovation SATO invented the world’s first-hand labeller and introduced the first thermal transfer barcode printer. Customers rely on SATO for accuracy, labour efficiencies and resource savings – which in turn...

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How can the latest mobile devices boost visibility, workflow and productivity?

October 18th, 2018

Giving field workers the best device to fit their needs is a key challenge for many businesses.

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Entry level PDAs are impacting the enterprise mobility businesses

October 18th, 2018

There’s no doubt about it that over the past few years, the trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and using consumer devices for professional needs has grown exponentially.

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What you need to know about intrusive interstitials?

October 18th, 2018

Like any company, Google continually changes and updates the way it functions and ranks websites. The Google algorithm, sacred and highly secret, is the key to creating quality SEO organically, but there’s always an air of uncertainty to it. Some changes come along because they are improving their techniques. Some are because th...

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What is a smart city, and why should I care?

October 18th, 2018

Each new day often brings a new buzzword, so it’s important we fully understand new terms as they quickly become part of our language and used on a daily basis. One such term that has joined some of the big buzzwords like IoT and Big Data is ‘smart city’. But what does a smart city actually look like?

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An ISVs guide to navigating the channel

October 18th, 2018

If you’re an ISV and have decided that it’s time to broaden your business opportunities and grow your business then you’ll no doubt be considering the channel. The channel is a great way to look for new business through dedicated partnerships, and can bring great long-term success.  But it is highly competitive so it’s important...

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Are you selling secure tablets?

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that enterprises are set to make up 18% of tablet purchases in 2017, according to the Global Business and Consumer Tablet Forecast? For some, it may not be a surprise to hear that tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. After all, the settings in which tablets are used are often just as varied and unique as...

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IoT: what to expect when we connect

October 18th, 2018

The internet changed the world; It touches all aspects of our lives. It allows us to connect on social media, video chat with friends and colleagues and even read this blog right now. Now, there is a push to connect every device to the internet. While this provides new functionality and convenience, there are also some potential...

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Selling recurring media: A guide to growing profits

October 18th, 2018

Every business student knows about the ‘blade and razor’ model - the idea that when you’re selling razors, you can just about give away the handle because you make your real money on the blades.

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Three trends that are impacting business in 2017

October 18th, 2018

Every year, there are new trends to examine, new ideas to consider, and fresh perspectives that can affect a business. 

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