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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
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
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How wearable tech can increase productivity in your warehouse by 15%

Posted by Zebra EMEA June 29, 2016 at 4:40 AM


Since the advent of the internet, new technologies have transformed the way we live and work. From the smartphone to Netflix, each new technology has altered the way we carry out day to day tasks, and many would argue for the better. One area that is increasingly drawing attention is wearable technology. These devices can sync up with your smartphone and allow you to make payments, take calls, and even measure your heartbeat, all from your wrist. Much like the smartphone, wearable tech took things to the next level.


Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Manufacturing, EMEA, Wearables, mobile computing, Warehousing, mobile devices


Posted by Amanda Honig September 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM


This is the final post in a series of four blog posts on mobile devices. 

Navigating The Mobile Device Maze, Part 4: The Importance of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

When a business is considering deploying a new mobile computing system, the first question is usually “how much is it going to cost?” The fastest answer is to simply add up the acquisition prices for specified devices, accessories and applications. But the reality is, in today’s complex mobility environments, purchase price is only one of many factors that determine the true cost of your deployment. Most businesses find there are substantial differences between simple acquisition costs and the much more complex—and much more accurate—ongoing operational costs. 


Topics: North America, mobile computing, mobile devices, TCO, Total Cost of Ownership


Posted by Amanda Honig August 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM


This is the third in a series of four blog posts on mobile devices. 

Navigating The Mobile Device Maze, Part 3: Management, Support and Control

Choosing the right mobile devices for your specific business environment is only half the battle. Equally important is ensuring that those devices remain in top working order, are utilizing the most up-to-date versions of your critical applications and aren’t kept in service past their useful lives. This places a premium on mobile device management (MDM), support and repair services and lifecycle-based management of devices, applications and accessories. 


Topics: North America, mobile computing, mobile devices, MDM


Posted by Amanda Honig August 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM


This is the second in a series of four blog posts on mobile devices. 

Navigating The Mobile Device Maze, Part 2: Training, Security and Connectivity

With the broad range of options available, it’s no simple matter to choose the best mobile devices for your environment’s specific communications requirements. As a follow-up to my initial post on navigating the mobility maze, here are three additional considerations to keep in mind as you select devices for your business that help you minimize risk and maximize productivity. 


Topics: Healthcare, North America, WLAN, mobile computing, mobile devices

What Are The Right Mobile Devices For Your Business? It Depends

Posted by Amanda Honig July 16, 2015 at 11:39 AM


This is the first in a series of four blog posts on mobile devices. 

Navigating The Mobile Device Maze, Part 1: Applications, Data Capture and Power

As businesses become more reliant on mobile communications, virtually every organization faces a question that, chances are, you also face. How do you choose the right mobile devices for your operations? It’s a simple question, but the answer isn’t so simple. It depends on a number of factors, starting with what kind of business you’re in and what you’re asking your mobile technology to do.  


Topics: Healthcare, North America, mobile computing, Data Capture, Applications, mobile devices

The Barbeque Buying Experience and Store Mobility

Posted by Paul Milner June 12, 2015 at 12:34 PM


Since summer is on the way, I recently made a trip to the garden centre.

After choosing a few smaller items, I went to choose a new barbeque. A member of staff guided me through the various models and even showed me a demo video from his personal iPhone. I made my decision and was asked to go to the till to check the stock and pay. 


Topics: Mobility, Retail, EMEA, mobile computing, One Store, enterprise