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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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WHY MDM MAY NOT MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MOBILE DEVICE INVESTMENT (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

Posted by Nick Sawyer October 25, 2017 at 11:07 AM

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Let’s start with some good news. It’s considered best practice when deploying mobile devices, such as handheld computers and printers, to install Mobile Device Management (MDM) toolsets in parallel. MDM is essential in increasing efficiencies to configure and deploy mobile devices, update associated software, enable triage (to cut the length of service desk calls), support remote repairs and find common faults – all of which, over a typical three-year device life cycle, cut ownership costs.

But, here’s the kicker.  

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Topics: Services, EMEA, OVS, mobile devices, MDM, AVS

How Whirlpool Enhances Performance with Proactive Mobile Device Management

Posted by Nick Sawyer March 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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In my previous blogs I showed how a lack of visibility over mobile devices can lead to incidents of loss and theft, reduced lifecycles, longer service desk calls and an increase in total cost of ownership. I also explained that while Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions can help, many of our customers find it hard going to extract the data from them to improve device performance. In fact, 79%[1] of companies want their asset management solutions to give them proactive recommendations to enhance device performance. 

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Topics: Services, OVS, mobile devices, MDM, Asset Visibility Service

GAINING VISIBILITY OVER YOUR MOBILE DEVICES

Posted by Nick Sawyer March 24, 2017 at 9:52 AM

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In my last blog I explained that, for every 1% rise in device failure rates, TCO grows by 23%[1]. So how can you build on your investment in mobile technology, enabling high device availability aligned to business-critical workflows and ensure your mobile computers and printers deliver the anticipated benefits?

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Topics: Services, EMEA, operational visibility service, mobile devices, Asset Management, Visibility, Asset Visibility Service

The #1 Move to Get the Most From Your Mobile Devices

Posted by Nick Sawyer February 6, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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While selecting mobile technology, such as handheld computers and printers, for your organisation is an important decision as the number of users and dependant workflows continue to expand, the way you manage devices post deployment is as critical to your investment in delivering the expected returns.

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Topics: Services, EMEA, mobile devices, Mobile, Asset Management

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! 

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

Making Seasonal Technology an Operating Expense With MLM

Posted by Mike Maris June 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

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The first in a series of blogs discussing how innovative new mobile technologies and services are transforming the transportation and logistics industry.

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Topics: Services, North America, T&L, logistics, MLM, transportation

Introducing OneCare and OVS

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

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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. 

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

Harvard Business Review: Advancing the Customer Experience

Posted by Zebra Global March 24, 2015 at 8:05 AM

 

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Harvard Business Review (HBR) featured Zebra in a new report regarding Zebra's adoption of the Internet of Things, cloud and mobile as a way to improve customers' experience.

Providing potent customer experiences is moving to the top of corporate agendas. Forrester Research analyst Michael Gazala predicted that in 2015 the race to create the best customer experience will hit the gas pedal. “Since 2007, the average customer experience in the industries that Forrester tracks has gone up across the board, and the number of truly awful experiences has dropped like a rock.”

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Topics: RFID, Services, Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA