01.22.13 -- Field Mobility 2013: How The Latest Technologies, Trends Are Transforming The Mobile Workforce
Field Technologies Special Edition
Field Technologies Online is a partner of Power Online, and it is through our partnership that we’re sending you this annual newsletter from Field Technologies Online with information relevant to optimizing the mobile workforce in your industry. If your business is like many others, your mobile workforce is going to continue to expand. By the end of 2013, IDC expects the total number of mobile workers will grow to nearly 1.2 billion — more than one third of the world’s workforce. Unlike workers within your four walls, these mobile workers — and the tools and data they carry with them — are significantly more challenging to control. How do you not only manage these mobile assets, but also maximize them? That’s where Field Technologies Online can help.
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Field Mobility 2013: How The Latest Technologies And Trends Are Transforming The Mobile Workforce By Field Technologies magazine
In case you haven’t seen previous editions of this annual report, let me briefly explain its purpose. I often get feedback from readers like you that some of the most beneficial information available is insight into what real-world peers are doing — which devices they’re selecting and why, what software solutions they’re finding the most value in, how they’re handling their implementations, and so on.
Consumer Tablet PCs Don't Cut It For Field Service Utility Techs By Derek Oja, MobileDemand
This article discusses the growing adoption of mobile computing and wireless technology across industry lines for field service crews and the realization that not every piece of equipment is equally qualified for the job at hand.
Windows Vs. Android: The Tablet OS Face-Off Submitted by DRS Technologies
In May, DRS Technologies introduced two new 7” tablet computers – the ARMOR X7et and the ARMOR X7ad. The X7 products are thin, lightweight tablets that DRS says it introduced based on customer requests. What’s interesting about the 7” tablets is that you can choose between either the Android OS or the enterprise-friendly Microsoft Windows platform.
Three Field Service Management Trends You Can't Ignore Submitted by IFS North America
This white paper by Tom Devroy, Vice President of Sales at IFS North America discusses the three trends driving the field service management (FSM) industry which include: mobility, scheduling optimization, and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
This white paper from Netcentric Strategies with ClickSoftware discusses the aspects of HTML5 including features, benefits, and limitations. It provides an analysis of features such as media playback, offline support, geo-location, forms, visual effects, and 2D graphics and HTML5’s canvas element.
This 2012 insight report from Trimble discusses future challenges of field service organizations through a comprehensive survey “aimed to discover how an increased strategic emphasis upon customer service was affecting field service operations."