Field service workers use a variety of different mobile devices to help them perform their tasks while away from the office.
CEO Jerker Hellström, CEO of rugged computer maker Handheld, anticipates three important trends in mobile computing for 2015,according to Wireless Forum.
With machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications dominating current talk in the field service market, an area that you can’t forget is wireless connectivity, the necessary part of the solution that allows the data and communications to travel back and forth.
With an expected 26 billion connected devices to be in use around the world by 2020, field automation is the next big area of growth for M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, especially in the coming six months to a year.
News includes how third-party logistics will see major growth by 2016, must-have tools for contractor fleet management, and a few ways to manage solar assets in a growing market.
In an effort to save time when lives are on the line, Mercedes-Benz Canada started using QR codes on it vehicles to supply rescue teams with important vehicle structural information. According to an Autosphere article, the information includes the location of vehicle components like the airbags, battery, and fuel tank. The data can greatly speed rescue procedures used during lifesaving procedures in an automobile accident.
This week’s news includes the Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundations Monthly Confidence Index for November, coverage on how the use of mobile apps is affecting the travel industry, and how planning an exit strategy is an important part of a field service business plan.
Whether mobile devices are used by employees in the field or on premise, keeping the devices working properly represents a big investment for a company.
This week’s news includes an article on the cloud’s impact on the growth of field management solutions, the threat of information overload from an increasingly connected fleet, and Apple’s efforts to make inroads into the business IT market.
December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.