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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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North American Businesses are Seeing Benefits from the Internet of Things

Posted by Zebra Global March 19, 2015 at 8:12 AM

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The fifth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

Business leaders in North America are well versed on how the Internet of Things (IoT) can benefit their business procedures and data collection processes. This concept of connecting machines to the Internet is nothing new for many IT managers and CIOs.

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

Building Relationships through Data Connectivity

Posted by Paul Milner March 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM

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This is not another post about big data. This conversation is about the practical ways in which retailers can use data and analytics to build a relationship with today’s consumer.

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

How Government Organizations Can Benefit from the Internet of Things

Posted by Zebra Global March 12, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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The fourth in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

Government agencies and organizations around the globe rely on intricate and advanced technologies to keep their operations moving effectively. Governments, like businesses, must have proper visibility into their processes to be sure all parts of their operations run smoothly. It is crucial that these groups utilize technologies to make everyday activities more accurate and efficient.

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

Support Honor Flight at ProMat 2015 with #ZebraJump

Posted by Zebra Global March 10, 2015 at 3:45 PM

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ProMat 2015, held March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place South, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America. ProMat provides attendees access to the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies. Over 800 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 300,000 square foot show floor. Zebra is looking forward to sharing an interactive and engaging experience with our customers.

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

Introducing the Symbol DS7708 2D Vertical Slot Scanner

Posted by Zebra Global March 10, 2015 at 8:19 AM

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Last month, Zebra introduced the Symbol  DS7708 2D vertical slot scanner at ​​​EuroCIS 2015​, a leading trade fair for retail technology hosted in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The compact DS7708 is easy to install and ideal for wide variety of applications including food retailers (grocery stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets), specialty retailers (Do-It-Yourself, hardware, pet supplies) and pharmacies where it can help improve efficiency and customer service at the point of sale. 
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Topics: Retail, Internet of Things, Visible Value Chain, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Scanners

Webinar Alert! Gartner's March Webinar Lineup

Posted by Zebra Global March 5, 2015 at 8:13 AM

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Stay on top of the latest topics and trends impacting today's IT landscape with Gartner's free, live webinars. You'll gain insights from the industry's most respected analysts, walk away with practical advice to move your business forward.

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

Bringing IoT to the Supply Chain

Posted by Zebra Global March 3, 2015 at 7:06 AM

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The third in a series of blogs taking a closer look at Zebra's 2014 global study, commissioned by Forrester Consulting, on IoT implementation in the enterprise. The series will culminate in a Twitter chat discussing the Internet of Things.

The manufacturing industry is constantly looking for new ways to improve efficiency and streamline production processes. The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to be the technology that will have most of the answers for the manufacturing industry in terms of innovation. IoT brings a digital voice to inanimate objects, which helps businesses track assets and the conditions of products.

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

DC Velocity: The Next Generation of Sports Technology

Posted by Zebra Global February 26, 2015 at 9:05 AM

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DC Velocity is the market leading multi-media magazine brand serving the specific informational needs of logistics and supply chain managers and executives. Zebra Technologies' Juliann Larimer, chief marketing officer, is a contributor on their The Value of Visibility blog.

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

The 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by Zebra Global February 24, 2015 at 8:29 AM

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Zebra Technologies Corporation is excited to participate and present in the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Feb. 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Conference & Exhibition Center.

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

The Zatarian: 3 Steps to Ensure IoT Success

Posted by Zebra Global February 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM

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What is the Zatarian?

The Zatarian is an IoT Information & Technology blog where you can find the most cutting edge news from our Zatar team. We encourage you to check it out to learn more about the latest Internet of Things trends.

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