Mobility has rapidly become a necessity for retail stores. As customer expectations change and the need for accurate inventory counts increases, wireless and mobile technologies have emerged as a key competitive differentiator for brick-and-mortar retailers. A number of factors have converged to drive adoption of mobile devices in retail: - Customers demand on-the-spot, in-person service. Associates need real-time information about price and product availability. - Accurate inventory counts are essential, especially if you fulfill online…
Operators are continuously looking for ways to cut costs and improve warehouse efficiency while still meeting customer satisfaction expectations and maintaining overall profitability. This can be especially challenging for warehouses that are already highly automated. Once a facility has deployed barcode scanning, automated material handling equipment, and other technologies, it can be difficult to find areas for additional improvement. One way is to further optimize the use of the technology to ensure that the equipment…
There was a time when enterprise mobility deployments were almost strictly Windows-based solutions. Windows CE and Windows Mobile were de facto standards for both industrial line-of-business applications that relied on rugged devices and white collar mobile apps. That has steadily changed. Microsoft’s mobile strategy faltered in recent years as it realigned its product set in advance of the release of Windows 10 and put a halt to additional development around its previous mobile operating systems.…
The Internet of Things (IoT) will link billions of smart devices — smart homes, medical devices, thermostats, cars, machinery — to the Internet and enable unprecedented levels of remote visibility and control. While the IoT is still in its nascent stages in many industries, fleet operators have been using similar technology for decades to manage expensive assets. The IoT is now poised to take fleet management to the next level of visibility and productivity. Traditional…