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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


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. 


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


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

Visionaries in Visibility: The World in 2020

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


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. 


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

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Technology Investments

Posted by Ahmed Fahmy January 14, 2016 at 9:49 AM


Imagine a hospital where patient data, hospital staff and equipment are all connected in real-time. Imagine if this made the patient experience visible from the time they were admitted to the hospital to the time they are discharged.  Waiting time would be limited, patients would be aware of exactly when a doctor or nurse will arrive, when a procedure will start and when their test results will be ready. 


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

Removing Barriers to Enterprise IT with InDemand Technologies

Posted by Kevin Price October 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM


This post is part of a series by the sponsors of our APPFORUM event in North America. This post originally ran on InDemand Technologies' website.
As a tech enthusiast and visionary who founded Accucode, a successful enterprise mobile computing and wireless networking business, I am incredibly pleased to represent event sponsor, InDemand Technologies at APPFORUM 2015. InDemand holds sway over the service components of Accucode (a Zebra partner since 1998), and our mission is to provide a scalable and repeatable platform for field deployment, managed lifecycle services, and Hardware-as-a-Service offerings.

Topics: North America, Latin America, Events, APPFORUM, Mobile Applications

Mapping the Journey from Navigation to Advanced Route Solutions with ALK Technologies

Posted by Dave Morris September 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM


This post is part of a series by the sponsors of our APPFORUM event in North America.This post originally ran on ALK's blog.

As a sponsor of APPFORUM 2015, ALK was eager to meet application developers to swap ideas about practical, commercial approaches to enterprise challenges in the key areas of fleet navigation, mapping and route optimization.  As a result, we sent an experienced team of developers to Las Vegas to provide hands-on experience with some of the software solutions we offer. 


Topics: North America, Latin America, APPFORUM, Guest Post, Dave Morris

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! 


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

Beyond MDM to Mission Critical Mobility with B2M Solutions

Posted by Ronald W. Caines September 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM

This post is the first in a series by the sponsors of our APPFORUM event in North America.

As a technologist and collaborator who also happens to lead a sales organization dedicated to optimizing mobile environments, I’m looking forward to APPFORUM 2015 with a great deal of anticipation. I’ll be representing conference sponsor B2M Solutions and am counting on engaging the developer community in a round of lively discussions about the various ways that B2M is transforming the face of the marketplace by using analytics to go beyond traditional mobile device management. 


Topics: North America, Latin America, Events, APPFORUM

APPFORUM 2015: Loosening the Company’s Purse Strings

Posted by Ritesh Gupta August 14, 2015 at 11:24 AM


This post originally ran on Zebra's developer community, Launchpad

We know you should attend APPFORUM. You know it too, especially if you’ve been to APPFORUM before. But here’s the rub—how do you convince your manager to let you emerge from behind the screen for a three-day app fest in Vegas? 


Topics: North America, Latin America, Events, App Devs, APPFORUM, Application Development, Applications

Manufacturing to capability, not capacity, is the way forward

Posted by David Stain July 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM



Running a supply chain with numerous variables is a complex undertaking. Lean manufacturing principles support performance improvement, but the ultimate goal of a low-cost, waste-free supply chain that delivers the perfect order on time, every time remains elusive.



Topics: Supply Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA