The Future of Field Operations May 28th, 2020

The Future of Field Operations

Looking further into the energy and utilities sector, there is much progress to be made for the mobile technology usage. It’s predicted that in the next five years, companies will begin to utilise machine learning and advanced analytics processes to assist with creating work schedules that maximize and enhance the number of resources made available in the field. Remote Monitoring, reporting, and cloud computing have become a largely important staple in the industry as well. When specific ruggedized devices are implemented into the field, field service technicians can complete their tasks, out on the road and uninterrupted.

When field service techs are out on a job, often times things can go haywire, from losing internet connectivity to more physical damage, like unforeseen weather conditions.  Knowing that there’s a tool out there to combat these barriers, one can complete their tasks more safely and effectively. Productivity rates can surge upwards, for mobile technology is altering the standard for success by giving workers more options to increase their efficiency.

The concept of mobile technology is transforming the energy and utilities sector for many reasons. One can reach their destination quicker and resolve any issues in a timely manner, promoting higher productivity trends. Field Techs will also be exposed to less harmful and risky situations, making the “workplace” a safer place to operate. Equipping field service workers with these mobile devices can pay out in the long run, while also simplifying their workload.

Today nearly 50% of companies have begun to use ruggedized tablets, and that number is expecting to jump up to nearly 80% within the next year. With Zebra Mobility solutions, 46% have claimed findings of reduced operating costs, 44% have established an increased amount of worker satisfaction while on the job, and about 38% have decreased their liability to risk exposure while out on call. If you’re interested in learning about where Zebra’s Mobility Solutions could take you, be sure to call your BlueStar Representative today!


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.