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2015 Trends: Tablets & Mobile Data Capture

Posted by Tara Somers on Mar 18, 2015 1:52:00 PM

 We are living in a world where enterprise mobile solutions and tablets are quickly becoming the norm.  All types of businesses are looking to streamline their operations.....they can now capture, send, store and analyze their data with the click of the "send" button. The ability to have this data in real-time is the key driver that is pushing companies to switch from a paper-based system, to a paperless mobile solution.

An MI-Corp survey asked 121 US corporations their preferences related to enterprise mobility. The results were the following:

  • 40% of companies deployed their mobile solutions on tablets; another 36% were planning to integrate tablets within 1 year (and in 2014, the number of tablets owned by businesses in the US grew to 90 million units, from 20 million units in 2012)
  • When selecting a mobile-forms application for data capture, companies most highly value technology flexibility(50%), scalability (32%) and price (18%)
  • For tablets O/S, 53% of organizations preferred iPad/Apple, 40% Windows, 31% Android; in 2014, those numbers changed to Windows claiming less than 5%, with Android and Ipad staying fairly the same. Gartner predicts, however, that in 2015, Android will capture over 50% on the market from Apple.


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Topics: mobile solutions, Rugged Tablets, Rugged Hardware, data collection, data analytics, mobile apps, mobile data capture, mobile business solutions

Rugged Tablets: Constructing a more efficient Construction industry

Posted by Tara Somers on Feb 25, 2015 2:14:00 PM

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Topics: mobile solutions, Rugged Tablets, construction, mobile apps

Planting seeds of mobile solutions: How Agriculture is rapidly growing through technology

Posted by Tara Somers on Jan 9, 2015 11:13:40 AM

From engineered crops to state of the art machinery, Agriculture has been a leader in implementing modern technology.  Agriculture is also an industry that can reap immediate benefits of using rugged hardware and mobile apps together as a mobile solution for accurate, efficient, and instant data capture and analytics.

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Topics: mobile solutions, Rugged Tablets, Rugged Hardware, data collection, data analytics, mobile apps

The logical choice for logistics? Rugged hardware, of course

Posted by Tara Somers on Dec 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Adopted by thousands of companies across the world, rugged tablets have become essential to the rail transport, port, trucking and airline sectors.

Rugged tablets, like the Safeworker® Rugged Tablet, ensure that shipments are on time, fleets are more responsive, and operations are more efficient.  Real-time communications now improve route planning, shipment tracking, and can streamline dispatching.

  • Rail  Tracking stock, streamlining the delivery of freight  
  • Intermodal  Built to meet the demands of shock, vibration, moisture exposure and temperature extremes, a rugged tablet lets you analyze resource utilization, create schedules, evaluate capacity and plan transfers from one mode of transport to another.
  • Shipping & Ports –Ideal for withstanding the harsh atmosphere of ports, warehouses, cold storage and dock transfer, rugged hardware are versatile tools for supply chain management, vessel tracking and ship maintenance. 



  • Capture images during inspections
  • Communicate with field workers in real-time
  • Create an automated workflow with readily available applications like the Safeworker® Mobile Platform
  • Eliminate data entry errors
  • Optimize asset utilization   
  • Reduce costly paperwork
  • Scan bar codes and capture signatures
  • Track container/car locations and contents


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Topics: mobile solutions, Rugged Tablets, Rugged Hardware

The Energy sector; Rugged tablets deliver BIG data in a small package

Posted by Tara Somers on Dec 11, 2014 11:05:07 AM

Big data has become a staple of business operations in the Energy sectors; data from drilling locations, recovery amounts, DPR, and other stats are necessary for field operators and executives to remain connected, aware and competitive through the oil & natural gas revolution.

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Topics: Rugged Tablets, data collection, data analytics, big data

7 Ways Mobile Apps are Revolutionizing the Construction Industry

Posted by Tara Somers on Dec 5, 2014 2:06:00 PM


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Topics: mobile solutions, Business intelligence, data collection, construction, data analytics, mobile apps, intelligence dashboard

Rugged Tablets; The Real Gold in the Mines

Posted by Tara Somers on Oct 28, 2014 12:57:00 PM

It's quite remarkable, the extent to which technology has impacted industry of all kinds.

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Topics: Safety intelligence, mobile solutions, rugged android tablet, Rugged Tablets, Intrinsic Safety, Rugged Hardware, ruggedized tablets, data collection