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The Visible Value Blog

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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

In this blog, we will:

  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
  • Give you a closer look at the latest news and solutions from Zebra

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How should enterprises view the cost of Field Mobility?

Posted by Steve Northcott April 16, 2015 at 9:26 AM

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A growing number of enterprises are looking to reduce costs and raise customer satisfaction levels by investing in mobile devices for their field workers. These devices enable staff to carry out a number of tasks more efficiently - from getting to customers more quickly thanks to better route planning, to more accurate inventory management through improved asset scanning. Yet when it comes to the cost of these devices many enterprises are in the dark as to the best and most cost-effective solution.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Mobility, Manufacturing, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility

Businesses in Europe are Excited about the Future of The Internet of Things

Posted by Zebra Global April 16, 2015 at 7:58 AM

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The ninth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

A vast majority of business leaders in the European region agree that the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing business. In fact, more than 95 percent of those European professionals who participated in a 2014 global study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Zebra agree that IoT is the technology initiative of the decade.

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Topics: RFID, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Event Preview: RFID Journal LIVE!

Posted by Zebra N. America April 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to be the Cornerstone Sponsor at this week’s RFID Journal LIVE!, the 13th annual conference and exhibition hosted by trade publication RFID Journal. This year’s event takes place Wednesday through Friday at the San Diego Convention Center.

This year’s conference will cover off on everything from innovative marketing of RFID to specific vertical tracks for retail, warehouse management and smart devices.

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Topics: RFID, Retail, RTLS, Healthcare, Sports, North America, Events, RFID Journal Live

Zebra is Expanding the Boundaries of Card Printing at ISC West

Posted by Zebra Global April 14, 2015 at 7:04 AM

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Zebra will participate in ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. this week, from April 15-17 at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. What can you expect from Zebra?

Zebra will demonstrate how our technology can help meet today's increasing need for service bureaus and governments to quickly set up and issue secure, reliable forms of identification, while improving the efficiency and speed of large print jobs.

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Topics: Security, Barcodes, Government, Printers, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Visibility into Healthcare Operations at HIMSS15

Posted by Andy Tippet April 13, 2015 at 7:54 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS15. This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 12 through Thursday, April 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

At HIMSS15, Zebra will debut a series of solution sets that will deliver visibility to enhance patient care, improve operations, increase staff productivity, and optimize IT. 

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Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, HIMSS, Events

HIMSS15 Preview: Technology Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Posted by Andy Tippet April 10, 2015 at 7:50 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS15. This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 12 through Thursday, April 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In addition to showing unique, comprehensive solutions within the Intelligent Healthcare Pavilion (booth #6566) and at our booth (#2619), Zebra is presenting on several new technologies at this year’s HIMSS Conference. 

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Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, HIMSS, Events, Technology

What does the Asia Pacific region think of IoT?

Posted by Zebra Global April 9, 2015 at 8:34 AM

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The eighth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

Zebra Technologies recently released a commissioned Forrester Consulting study on the state of the Internet of Things (IoT). The global report collected findings from companies all over the world including the APAC region.

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Topics: RFID, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Free webinar: IoT – No Longer a Buzzword but the New Reality

Posted by Zebra Global April 8, 2015 at 7:35 AM

 

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way companies do business. But just how much and for whom? What does the timeline look like? And what types of technology solutions are being put into place?

View our webcast and learn why businesses globally are ranking the IoT as the transformative technological initiative of the decade.

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Topics: RFID, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Webinar Alert! Gartner's April Webinar Lineup

Posted by Zebra Global April 7, 2015 at 6:31 AM

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Stay on top of the latest topics and trends impacting today's IT landscape with Gartner's free, live webinars. You'll gain insights from the industry's most respected analysts, and walk away with practical advice to move your business forward.

Register today to secure your opportunity to interact with an expert ​​from Gartner, one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory companies.

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Topics: RFID, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Makers of Consumer Products are Ready for Benefits of IoT

Posted by Zebra Global April 2, 2015 at 7:38 AM

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Topics: RFID, Retail, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA