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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Webinar Alert! Gartner's March Webinar Lineup

Posted by Zebra Global

March 5, 2015 at 8:13 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, walk away with practical advice to move your business forward.

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

Bringing IoT to the Supply Chain

Posted by Zebra Global

March 3, 2015 at 7:06 AM

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The third 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.

The manufacturing industry is constantly looking for new ways to improve efficiency and streamline production processes. The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to be the technology that will have most of the answers for the manufacturing industry in terms of innovation. IoT brings a digital voice to inanimate objects, which helps businesses track assets and the conditions of products.

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

DC Velocity: The Next Generation of Sports Technology

Posted by Zebra Global

February 26, 2015 at 9:05 AM

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DC Velocity is the market leading multi-media magazine brand serving the specific informational needs of logistics and supply chain managers and executives. Zebra Technologies' Juliann Larimer, chief marketing officer, is a contributor on their The Value of Visibility blog.

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

The 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by Zebra Global

February 24, 2015 at 8:29 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is excited to participate and present in the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Feb. 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Conference & Exhibition Center.

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

The Zatarian: 3 Steps to Ensure IoT Success

Posted by Zebra Global

February 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM

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What is the Zatarian?

The Zatarian is an IoT Information & Technology blog where you can find the most cutting edge news from our Zatar team. We encourage you to check it out to learn more about the latest Internet of Things trends.

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

The Internet of Things is Advancing the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Zebra Global

February 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM

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The second 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.

The healthcare industry is constantly looking to adopt advanced technology to provide better care to their patients. According to a survey released by Zebra Technologies last November; one of the biggest technological initiatives currently in the healthcare industry is the Internet of Things (IoT). Nearly 100 percent of surveyed healthcare professionals – 97 percent to be exact - agree that the IoT is the most strategic solutions their organization will undertake this decade.

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Topics: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Ten Steps in Building the Path to Purchase

Posted by Mark Thomson

February 12, 2015 at 8:13 AM

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The high street is dead...or is it? People still like to see, touch and try before they buy – and we live in an immediate world, where sometimes next day delivery isn’t good enough. Hence the on-going popularity of brick and mortar stores.

Customers are often thought to be driven by price alone. In reality, 83% of retailers say that shoppers can find a better deal elsewhere. So why do they still buy?

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Topics: Mobility, Retail, Location Solutions, Omni-channel, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Compressing the Delivery Window

Posted by Paul Milner

February 10, 2015 at 9:50 AM

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This post originally appeared on Motorola Solutions' ThinkRETAIL on October 28, 2014.

Whenever I buy online, there’s often one part of the experience that doesn’t stack up with the rest – the delivery.

It’s simpler than ever to locate, compare and purchase what I need – a little too easy in fact! Top retail websites are so easy to use. Picking and paying take just clicks and seconds. But if I’m buying anything large or valuable, I’ve got to be at home when it arrives. And that takes planning.

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Topics: Mobility, Retail, Omni-channel, Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

How the Internet of Things is Improving the Retail Industry

Posted by Zebra Global

February 3, 2015 at 8:04 AM

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The first 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.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has positively impacted many industries since its emergence. The retail industry has experienced some of the most significant improvements from IoT.

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

Zebra Technologies at LogiMAT 2015

Posted by Zebra EMEA

January 29, 2015 at 9:37 AM

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Following the acquisition of Motorola Solutions Enterprise Business last October, Zebra Technologies will be showcasing its expanded portfolio of solutions at LogiMAT 2015 in Stuttgart from February 10th to 12th. The enhanced portfolio ensures visibility, transparency and productivity across the entire supply chain and incorporates mobile computing; data capture; wireless LAN; printing; RFID; real-time locationing and Zatar, Zebra’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

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Topics: RFID, Mobility, Barcodes, Manufacturing, Internet of Things, T&L