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The Visible Value Blog

Welcome to a place where you can connect and learn.

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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What’s coming in, what’s going out? The future of warehousing in 2018

Posted by Daniel Dombach July 21, 2015 at 11:11 AM


What’s going on in warehouses around the world? And what will be going on 3 years from now?


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

Top Five Compelling Reasons to Attend APPFORUM 2015

Posted by Ritesh Gupta July 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM


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

Word of mouth is starting to spread about APPFORUM 2015, the two-day event that Zebra Technologies is hosting from September 21-23 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  Returning by popular demand, application developers from Silicon Valley to the East Coast come to APPFORUM to learn from the best and the brightest about the latest technologies that Zebra has to offer.  It’s the year’s most bullish reason to escape from behind the screen. 


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

The new mobile warehouse: rising to meet the challenge of today’s changing logistics

Posted by Steve Northcott June 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM



The customer has always been king. But thanks to the rise in online shopping, he or she is now an absolute dictator. If their order is not fulfilled perfectly and delivered, ideally, next day, they will soon take their business elsewhere.


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

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

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

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


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

Introducing OneCare and OVS

Posted by Zebra Global June 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM



Earlier this week, Zebra introduced Zebra OneCare, a portfolio of support services and Operational Visibility Service (OVS), a new managed service that provides a platform and dashboard for at-a-glance visibility into Zebra mobile device asset performance and operational business performance. 

Every day, your Zebra products help you improve overall operational efficiency and accuracy, drive down the cost of doing business and increase workforce productivity. As a result, availability of these products is key to the success of your business and the return on your Zebra investment. 


Topics: Services, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, OVS, onecase, operational visibility service

Zebra Employees Donate and Raise $58K for Nepal Earthquake Relief!

Posted by Zebra Global June 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM



When a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, many Zebra employees around the world expressed a desire to help. Although Zebra does not have offices in the affected area, in today's connected world, a disaster of this magnitude affects us all.

Zebra Community Relations sprang into action and launched a global matching gift program to support rescue and recovery efforts in the Himalayan nation. The campaign was extended following the powerful aftershock on May 12. 


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, giving, community relations, donation

Changing Perceptions: How Global Healthcare Standards Help to Treat Patient Unease

Posted by Franck Riout May 28, 2015 at 10:12 AM



Just over one in every four respondents to a European Commission Survey published this year had experienced an adverse event while under hospital care. Whilst this should be cause for concern in its own right, there has also been a significant increase in the proportion of adverse events reported, rising from 28% in 2009 to 46% in 2014.


Topics: Patient Safety, Barcodes, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

What Do You Need To Put Into Your Warehouse To Achieve Flawless Fulfilment?

Posted by Steve Northcott May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM


What you put into your warehouse is what you get out of it. So put in old-fashioned, ineffective and isolated technology, and you’ll get out inefficiency, inaccuracy, delays and dissatisfied customers. As the scale of the warehouse grows, the scale of the problems grows too. Bigger, busier warehouses need bigger, more productive technology, if they are ever to achieve financial payback.


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

The Global Partner Summit: Enterprise Asset Intelligence is a “Knock Out” for Zebra

Posted by Zebra Global May 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM


Zebra’s Global Partner Summit (GPS) 2015 came on the heels of what sports enthusiasts called the “Fight of the Century” as the world’s two most renowned boxers took center stage in the ring in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2nd.

This highly anticipated boxing event soon became the perfect metaphor for GPS as hundreds of channel partners from around the globe gathered in the City of Lights on May 3rd to get ringside seats to learn about Zebra’s corporate vision, sales and service strategy, channel program plans, product portfolio enhancements and more. And just like any good boxing match, the stakes were high as Zebra fought for a coveted prize: the confidence and commitment of its valuable channel partner community, who were together for the very first time since the organization became “One Zebra.”


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Events, Partners, Channel Partners

Download our Free Webinar: IOT - No Longer a Buzzword but the New Reality

Posted by Zebra Global May 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM



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?

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


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