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St. Tammany Upgrades Fire and EMS Tech with TOUGHBOOK and 4G LTE

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) delivers emergency and non-emergency services to Louisiana’s citizens. One of LAA’s members is St. Tammany Parish Fire District #4, which encompasses an approximate 70 square mile region in southern Louisiana. St. Tammany serves a community of nearly 60,000 citizens and more than 100 specialists in fire suppression and EMS. Before […]

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How platforming builds a more resilient supply chain

Platforming enhances supply chain agility and resiliency by creating a modular, scalable framework that facilitates fast reactions and improved flexibility. This article from Supply Chain Management Review discusses the concept of platforming and the principles behind it. COVID-19 has exposed just how easily supply chains can buckle under pressure. The fragility of globalized supply chains […]

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Don’t wait for problems to improve tech, says expert

CFOs at general contractors may hesitate to invest in new technologies without understanding the full range of cost benefits those solutions can offer. This article from Construction Dive offers advice to help CFOs ensure optimal ROI from technology purchases. Information technology often falls under the chief financial officer’s umbrella at construction companies. This means that […]

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Is it cloudy in manufacturing?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rise of 5G improve connectivity capabilities for businesses, manufacturers must move away from legacy systems and toward smarter solutions. Leading manufacturers are adopting a combination of advanced cloud-based software and rugged hardware that can carry them into a more intelligent future.  More than a quarter of IT […]

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Are Zero-Day Software Vulnerabilities a Threat to Mobile Devices?

Five ways companies can get ahead of the cybersecurity threats affecting the software on their mobile devices.   Cybersecurity threats date back to the 1970s, when the threats were easily identifiable and generated by insiders that accessed private documents and other sensitive information. Fast-forward to today and the number of cyberattacks and data breaches have […]

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Front-line workers with more tech tools are more productive, study finds

In the face of threats such as labor shortages and high turnover, warehouses, retailers, and many other businesses require the ability to onboard, train, and support essential workers. This article from CIO Dive discusses the correlation between mobile solutions and front-line employee productivity.  Dive Brief: Among companies who’ve outfitted their front-line workers with tech tools, 72% […]

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Is micro-fulfillment tech living up to the hype?

While micro-fulfillment centers have quickly become a cornerstone of grocery and retail e-commerce fulfillment networks, the development of technology to support MFCs has lagged behind the establishment of the facilities themselves. Developers in the MFC technology sector will likely increase the pace of development as we move beyond 2021 and in the direction of a […]

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The Rise Of The Appointment Economy: The Last Mile Of Customer Engagement Will Be Scheduled, Optimized And Personalized

As the world starts to open up, digital-first behaviors are giving rise to an appointment economy to enhance customer engagement and experiences in the field. Appointments-as-a-service help companies to improve safety for customers and employees while respecting the value of the their time. Have you ever booked an appointment with a service provider and been […]

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How Mobility Can Support Just-In-Time Supply Chain Models of the Future

Known for their lean approach to inventory management, just-in-time models came under scrutiny when the pandemic emerged. Here’s how mobile technology can help companies leverage JIT without sacrificing on customer service.   Focused on minimizing inventory and increasing efficiency, the just-in-time (JIT) supply chain model caught on quickly in the 1970s when Toyota adopted it […]

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What telematics delivers to trucking and how fleets use it

Advances in telematics combined with pandemic-driven industry changes have led trucking firms to expand beyond simple electronic logging devices (ELDs) into more comprehensive mobile solutions that enhance driver safety, reduce risk on the road, and provide useful operational data to drive informed decision-making processes. The following article from Transport Dive discusses telematics trends and the […]

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