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6 Key Trends Impacting Last-Mile Delivery in 2020

6 Key Trends Impacting Last-Mile Delivery in 2020 and Beyond Here are the last-mile delivery trends that companies should be watching right now and the technology solutions that will help them optimize their supply chains and add visibility into their transportation networks. From autonomous drones to parcel lockers, the mechanisms used to close last-mile delivery […]

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Designing a Roadmap to Productivity, Cost-Savings and Customer Satisfaction with Mobile Technology

Based in Auburn, WA, Oak Harbor Freight Lines runs 800 tractors and 2,400 trailers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Nevada. Serving such a vast territory and having a corporate-wide focus on serving the customer, Oak Harbor was looking for a technology solution capable of boosting driver efficiency and supporting future digital transformation plans.  The […]

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Mobile workers to make 60% of total US workforce by 2024: IDC

With the number of connected devices continuing to proliferate, the business case for enterprise mobility continues to accelerate across many different types of businesses. This is why the number of mobile workers is increasing every year. According to IDC, the number might be more than 93 million workers by 2024. The following article explains the […]

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The Future of Mobility: Are We Asking the Right questions?

In the 2000 documentary No Maps for These Territories, science fiction author William Gibson remarks, “I think we live in an incomprehensible present.” An expert quoted in The New York Times insists that “we’ve reached a new level where nobody knows what’s going to happen.” I disagree. The present is understandable and it is possible to make foresight-rich preparations […]

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Global Aerospace Leader Sets Sights on Manufacturing Efficiency and Regulatory Compliance with Rugged Mobile Tech

When you’re entrusted with the design, production and maintenance of multimillion dollar aircraft, your technology infrastructure must be as reliable as the commercial airplanes we rely on for safe air travel. When a global aerospace manufacturer with a high-demand production schedule needed to find new efficiencies and transition from pen and paper, they turned to […]

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6 Core Competencies for Fleet Management Mobile Deployments

Trucking and package delivery fleet managers face pressures to increase efficiencies and reduce expenses while they enhance customer service. Fleet Management and the data maintained by electronic logging device (ELD) solutions paired with rugged, purpose-built mobile devices, are essential for achiving these goals. These devices are designed to perform under adverse and demanding conditions, where […]

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A Data Spill from an Oil Rig: Protecting Mobile Devices from ‘Leaky’ Apps

The energy industry is increasingly a mobile (not Mobil, pun intended) enterprise, where foremen, floor-hands, roughnecks, and drillers use smartphones and tablets throughout the workday. These devices contain vital information – including confidential data – about everything from codes to operate heavy machinery and geological studies about untapped reservoirs of natural gas and oil to the intellectual property about […]

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To Plan Missions Around the Globe, the US Air Force Turns to Toughbook

For the United States Air Force, planning missions is a critical, intricate and challenging task, requiring airmen to take into account terrain, weather, and aircraft performance and capabilities – while also monitoring potential threats in unfamiliar territory. To tackle this important job, an Air Force division faced numerous challenges: adapting to increased digital communications needs, […]

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RFID technology is boosting sales and customer engagement for retailers

Fashion retailer River Island is attaching radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to every item of clothing it stocks. The tags enable a store’s staff to identify all items of clothing on the shop’s shelves and racks, and in stockrooms and fitting rooms, using a remote RFID reader. Just switch on the reader and it sends out […]

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The Toughbook 33 Works for Me: Why first responders are lining up for the new Toughbook

While developing the new Panasonic Toughbook® 33, the next chapter in the Panasonic Toughbook story, we worked closely with first responders to help ensure we were delivering solutions that matched the way they work. One of the organizations we worked with was the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. With more than 25 years of IT […]

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