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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.

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  • 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
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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

The Road to Enlightenment and Ruggedised Handheld Devices

Posted by Steve Northcott April 2, 2015 at 5:50 AM

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Growing up, I was greatly influenced by the cars my childhood heroes drove. So when it came to buying my first car – and I’m sure I’m not alone in this – all that mattered was how much performance I could get for my budget.

When it came to my next car however, the corporate working world and my children meant my priorities had shifted. Brands become important; I needed something solid, dependable and safe. Yet despite my resolve to buy something practical, I still ended up purchasing a car with more technology than NASA, and it wasn’t long until it became a beautiful, high maintenance liability!

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

Why Smartphones are No Match for Barcode Scanning with an Enterprise-Grade Device

Posted by Steve Northcott March 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM

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As a football fanatic – it could easily be argued that the infamous semi-final of last year’s World Cup, where Germany defeated Brazil 7-1, was a severe case of “men against boys”. You don’t have to be a member of the Sky Sports punditry team to realise that the void between the teams has been wider than the Grand Canyon.

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

10 Steps to finding the right mobile device: Part two

Posted by Steve Northcott March 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM

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Finding the right mobile device for your business isn’t easy by any means, so to help you we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most important factors you should consider before making an investment in a consumer or enterprise grade mobile solution. In part one of this two part blog series we started with summarising the first five considerations - in our conclusive blog, we take a look at the final five critical steps to consider when finding the right mobile device for your organisation. 

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

The Impact of Innovation on Field Mobility Solutions and Operations

Posted by Steve Northcott March 12, 2015 at 9:15 AM

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Mobility innovation holds different meaning depending on what industry you apply it to. But regardless of industry, it’s undeniable that the transition to a paperless workflow with mobilised field-based applications has far-reaching benefits. But what are the key business and technical considerations when empowering field workers with innovative field mobility solutions?

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

Which Mobile Device is Right for your Business?

Posted by Zebra EMEA March 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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Part one of the finding the right mobile device blog series.

The vast number of consumer and enterprise grade mobile devices available on the market today can make finding the right device for business use very difficult. From rugged devices to shiny new smartphones, the list is endless when it comes to the models, suppliers, configurations and operating systems on offer – not to mention the plethora of apps available that will enable smartphones to be used for business.

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