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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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Visibility that’s Visionary – See What Can Happen, When You See it All

Posted by Zebra Global September 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM

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Ever wonder how much more productive your business could be if you had visibility into all aspects of your operation? In today’s world everything is becoming more and more connected and it’s happening at an exponential rate.  In order to stay ahead of your competition, it’s imperative that you see into every corner of your operation from a vantage point that delivers a clear advantage. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Visibility that's Visionary

Visionaries in Visibility: Beyond Big Data

Posted by Zebra Global September 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM

We’ve all heard the buzz phrase “big data.” It refers to the practice of collecting information on customers, operations and other key data sets in your business. But what many companies forget is that in order to benefit from big data, you can’t just collect the data – you need to be able to analyze it and act on it to improve your business. Until recently, this has been no small task. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Visibility that's Visionary

Visionaries in Visibility: The World in 2020

Posted by Zebra Global September 15, 2016 at 8:30 AM

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The world is on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution that will fundamentally transform the way we live, work and play. Already, technology is blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds with more and more physical assets being monitored and improved using digital technologies.

Today, 5 billion physical assets are connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), and an estimated 5.5 million new physical assets are connecting every single day. By 2020, industry pundits predict that 21 billion physical “things” will be connected through IoT, giving the world unprecedented visibility into physical assets. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Visibility that's Visionary

Touchdown! Zebra Named to Fast Company Most Innovative Companies List

Posted by Zebra Global February 18, 2016 at 8:42 AM

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This week, Fast Company announced its annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2016, honoring leading enterprises that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. We’re proud to have earned a spot on the Sports Sector list. Take a look back at this adapted blog post from September 2015 on our partnership with the NFL as the “Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider.”

When the NFL kicked off its 2015 season, all players taking the field were sporting a new accessory. You aren’t able to see the nickel-sized RFID sensors embedded in the shoulder pads of every NFL uniform this season, but you’re definitely going to hear about them.

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Topics: Sports, North America, Sports Solutions, NFL, Fast Company, Most Innovative Companies, Zebra Sports

The Business Case for Hotel Wi-Fi

Posted by Zebra Global October 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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It's official: Wi-Fi is a better fix for grumpy guests than coffee.

According to Wakefield Research, 75% of Americans would be grumpier after a week without Wi-Fi than after a week without coffee. And let’s be honest, the habit to go online at every spare moment isn’t just an American one – we’re at it all over the world. 

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Topics: North America, EMEA, Wireless LAN, Hospitality

Slow Wireless Makes For Slow Business: It's Time to Rethink

Posted by Zebra Global September 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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The latest Wi-Fi standard is 802.11ac. It’s a game-changer, a step ahead, a paradigm shifter – call it what you will. The point is, it’s another example of technology making giant leaps forward, and forcing businesses to think about how they respond.

In this case, it’s likely that millions of businesses will be thinking seriously about making a change to their wireless networks. Because any wireless network that’s more than three years old is probably not up to the job of meeting today’s demand for connectivity. 

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Topics: North America, EMEA, Wireless LAN, Wifi

Zebra Application Services: Modernizing Mobile Environments 

Posted by Zebra Global September 18, 2015 at 9:31 AM

It should come as no surprise that 15 million mobile computers have been sold and deployed since 2010. But would you believe that 99 percent of those are on an Operating System that will no longer be supported by 2020? That means twelve billion dollars worth of mobile computers will need to be refreshed over the next four years! 

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Topics: Services, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Zebra Will Track NFL Players in More than 330+ Games During the 2015 Season

Posted by Zebra Global September 11, 2015 at 12:05 PM

The NFL kicks off its 2015 season this week and when the players take the field they will all be sporting a new accessory. You won’t be able to see the nickel-sized RFID sensors embedded in the shoulder pads of every NFL uniform this season, but you’re definitely going to hear about them. These location-tracking devices from Zebra Technologies will provide real-time statistics for every movement of every player on every inch of the field in every NFL game this season. 

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Topics: RFID, Sports, North America, Sports Solutions

Inside the Minds of Today's Shoppers

Posted by Zebra Global September 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Every retailer wants to get inside the heads of shoppers. How are consumers making buying decisions? Are they showrooming items in-store and buying online? Are in-store associates giving them the help they need—or do shoppers know as much or more than sales associates? Newly released data from our 8th annual Global Shopper Study lifts the veil on the minds of today’s connected shoppers, revealing what they want when they shop, whether it’s online or in stores. 

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Complimentary Webcast: IoT Platform – A New Category of Enterprise Software

Posted by Zebra Global June 12, 2015 at 8:05 AM

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IoT Platform – A new category of Enterprise software
—What to look out for and how to choose?


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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Location Solutions, Sports, Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility