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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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Significantly boosting warehouse productivity with Zebra Technologies

Posted by Alessandra Curzi March 2, 2018 at 6:07 AM


Italian wire and cables manufacturer, General Cavi, has boosted its warehouse productivity by 15% since deploying Zebra Technologies TC8000 Touch Mobile Computer. 


Topics: EMEA, mobile computing, Warehousing, TC8000, Warehouse

Tapping the productivity well: Mobile computing for oil, gas & petrochemical companies

Posted by Hannah Moule December 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM


Even in the petroleum industries, Jean Paul Getty’s recipe for success – rise early, work hard, strike oil – is by no means enough to achieve it. ‘Efficiency, effectiveness, productivity’ isn’t as pithy, but nowadays it’s more apt.


Topics: EMEA, mobile computing

How technology can help deliver a great experience in-store

Posted by John Wyer November 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

How Technology delivers a great instore experience
Despite our increasingly busy lives, shopping remains popular. In Australia 95% of sales take place in-store , in the US it’s 91.5% and in the UK it’s 90%. With these figures in mind, predictions that ultimately stores will be redundant are being replaced by a recognition that they provide valuable point of differentiation. This said, with online sales set to climb, enhancing the shopping experience, and making the most of the direct connection with customers, is imperative.

Topics: Retail, EMEA, mobile computing


Posted by Maria Casu October 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Consumer delivery device

In a business world defined by connectivity, speed of service and quality customer care, the pressure to deliver the goods is mounting. The fast-changing and demanding nature of transport and logistics means your teams need the right equipment to successfully fulfil customers’ requests.


Topics: T&L, mobile computing, mobile devices, transport and logistics


Posted by Maria Casu October 31, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Reynolds Lorry Delivery

With online sales projected to top $20 trillion by 2020 , demand for delivery services is rising. Growth comes with challenges – customers are pressing for ever faster delivery, environmental and compliance legislation are changing constantly, automation is set to radically disrupt things and agile competitors are circling. With a greater need to help teams and drivers work more effectively mobile devices, that were initially rolled out to provide proof of delivery (PoD), could be doing much more.

Topics: T&L, mobile computing, mobile devices, TC55

turn your zebra tc8000 into a laser tag GAME

Posted by Hannah Moule October 24, 2017 at 3:31 AM


Turning the Zebra TC8000 into a laser tag game? Sounds pretty awesome right? It sure is!


Topics: mobile computing, TC8000


Posted by John Wyer October 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM

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When it comes to the warehouse, time’s money. Whether workers are logging deliveries, putting away, picking or packing, you need them to work as accurately, efficiently and quickly as possible.


Topics: mobile computing, TC8000

Helping IT Professionals Stuck in a Retail Crossfire

Posted by Zebra N. America January 9, 2017 at 11:34 AM


What’s in store right now for IT in Retail?

A major mobile device dilemma.  

Here’s what you need to know: 

Employees want something that’s as modern and simple to use as their smartphones. Today, they’re bringing their own software into the workplace, which means enterprise versions need to mimic simple, easy-to-use tools as much as possible.1 


Topics: Retail, North America, mobile computing, Touch computing, TC51

Offering the Best Wi-Fi Service

Posted by John Wyer September 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Wi-Fi is one of those things that a business simply cannot have enough of: whether it’s running applications on professional mobile devices or offering free public access to customers, from the hotel, to retail store, to warehouse, Wi-Fi is a ‘must-have’ with employees and guests relying on fast and uninterrupted services.


Topics: EMEA, Wireless LAN, mobile computing, Field Mobility, mobile devices, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Wi-Fi

Do You Count on Accurate Inventory Reporting?

Posted by John Wyer August 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

What do you do if you run a successful business and yet have to rely on consultants to tell you how much stock you have at any particular moment in time? Prénatal Moeder & Kind B.V, the leading Dutch maternity products distributor and retailer, was in such a position, employing an external company to run automated inventory counts across its 19 megastores and 40 city stores throughout the Netherlands.



Topics: Retail, Point of sale, EMEA, mobile computing, Technology, MC40