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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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Who's next? Your cyber risk and what you can do

Posted by John Wyer May 17, 2017 at 9:04 AM

 

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Are you exposed to security risks? 

Security has never been a bigger priority.

As we’ve seen all too vividly of late, a cyberattack can cause major damage to reputation, customer trust, and, your bottom line. Outdated IT systems leave the door open for hackers and cyber criminals. And the mobile space could be the next target.

Enterprises need to be proactive to understand the security risk and take the appropriate proactive and defensive measures that protect your data, your devices and gives you peace of mind.

LifeGuard™ for Android™ is Zebra’s software security solution that extends the lifecycle of Zebra Android enterprise mobile computers. It adds years of OS security support to bring your devices into line with the enterprise hardware lifecycle, helping your business significantly lower total cost of ownership.

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Topics: Mobility, Retail, Security, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Software, T&L, Field Mobility, Warehousing

IOT: DRIVE FLEET PERFORMANCE TO NEW LEVELS

Posted by Zebra EMEA November 11, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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In professional sport, things are so tight between top athletes that organizations such as British Cycling have created a science around the theory of marginal gains. Technology in some ways is like this too. When there’s a plateau in innovation, companies rely on tweaks to workflows to look for small efficiency gains. But where business can differ from sport is that we see periodic bursts of innovation – innovation that can offer big advantages.  

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Topics: T&L, Visibility that's Visionary, IoT

Keeping the Shelves Stocked

Posted by Zebra EMEA August 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Ever paused to think about how supermarket shelves are stocked and the army of unseen logistics firms that make sure everything we need is there when we want it? Palmer and Harvey in the UK is one such hero business.

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Topics: Mobility, Retail, EMEA, T&L, logistics, Inventory Management, Mobile, TC75

Making Life Easier (and 5% More Productive) for Drivers

Posted by John Wyer July 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Zebra’s solutions are deployed worldwide. And, while many customers focus on one market, others cover multiple countries. One thing they all have in common is that all are individual, all are complex and all require robust solutions. One such company is DB Schenker Logistics, a global leader in transportation and logistics. With annual revenues of around €15bn, it employs 65,000 people across 2,000 locations worldwide.

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Topics: Mobility, EMEA, T&L, Warehousing, logistics, transportation, entreprise, Mobile Applications

ACHIEVE 15 PER CENT MORE IN THE WAREHOUSE: NEW INDUSTRIAL WEARABLES ARE HERE

Posted by John Wyer July 7, 2016 at 4:38 AM

Efficiency, productivity and accuracy – the 3 main goals in the warehouse have changed little over the years. But now, more than ever, there’s a need to find new ways to boost performance with 76% of warehouses planning to have more locations and be shipping more items by 2020 and the move to same-day deliveries gaining pace.

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Topics: RFID, Mobility, EMEA, T&L, Wearables, mobile computing, Scanners, Warehousing, Innovation, enterprise, Data Capture, mobile devices, Warehouse Management, Warehouse, Productivity

Kiosks: Time-Tested Customer Engagement

Posted by Garry Reichert March 7, 2016 at 1:33 PM

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Kiosks have been helping users access vital information since April 1977. To put that in perspective, that’s pre-Windows, pre-Apple and one month prior to the world getting to know a dysfunctional family of Jedi. 

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Topics: Retail, Healthcare, APAC, North America, EMEA, T&L, OEM, Kiosks

How the Internet of Things is improving Transportation and Logistics

Posted by Daniel Dombach October 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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The Transport and Logistics industry relies on solutions that can move its people and cargo safely and efficiency, something which is becoming increasingly complex as fuel costs remain unstable, labour rates rise, traffic increases and the regulatory environment changes frequently. Operations are becoming more challenging but transport and logistics remain essential to an enterprise’s productivity and access to real-time data is a critical component.

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Topics: Internet of Things, EMEA, T&L, Warehousing

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

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

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

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


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

How to calculate the Total Cost of Ownership of your mobile device

Posted by David Stain May 29, 2015 at 5:22 AM

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Consumer smartphones increase Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by up to 50 percent compared to enterprise grade devices, according to our research, so it’s vital that you are able to calculate an accurate TCO when selecting a mobile device. This blog offers our expert advice on how you can ensure your TCO calculations accurately reflect your costs over time so that your field devices will deliver the return on investment that you need.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Mobility, Manufacturing, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility