Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Your Operations with Better Access to Data
The growth of analytics, machine learning and cloud computing is making a significant impact across businesses and commerce worldwide. Access to more data and insight on how your operations work, how your devices are performing, or what technology investments you need to make can significantly improve the way many organizations operate and grow their business.
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This is particularly true in distribution centers, logistics and field operations, where workers need to have advanced access on their mobile devices and the ability to quickly and easily capture critical data to be able to work smarter and faster. Smart, connected solutions are changing how companies work. Today’s enterprise mobile technology enables such data exchange between a device and its user, by integrating critical data from business systems, external sources and other devices. However, IT departments are challenged today with the cost and time associated with maintaining the performance and uptime of the fleet of devices used across the business. Despite investments in many different monitoring tools and maintenance and service solutions, IT can only react to device outages when they occur.
Organizations today face a number of additional challenges. Migration from 3G to 4G is in full effect, requiring enterprises to migrate to 4G mobile solutions over the next few years. At the same time, enterprise mobility solution providers have increasingly transitioned from devices built on Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE to devices built on Android™ and from keypad-centric devices to full touchscreens. The latter is more prevalent in enterprise solutions powered by Android, which is quickly becoming a popular OS in the enterprise. But many legacy applications have not yet been updated for this new touch-centric world. And for some organizations, a hardware keyboard is and will always remain the most important aspect on the device, because of the many work functions that require a device with a keypad.
This transition period in the market is creating a need for organizations to look for strategies that will enhance their existing software programs and 3G networks, while giving them a path to migrate to 4G and Android to access tomorrow’s mobile capabilities. And as organizations increasingly move to the cloud, they are increasingly requiring solutions that can scale easier, at a lower cost.
Today, there are devices available – such as mobile handhelds and other ultra-rugged devices – that blend a traditional keyboard with a modern touchscreen interface, allowing users to choose the best data input method for their needs. Most notably, these new devices run on a software platform designed for Android that allows for quick set up of new devices, as well as faster development, certification and deployment of business-critical software applications. This can increase data capture speed and improve communications for maximum efficiency, productivity and workforce mobility.
For example, imagine the benefits of using technology that simplifies deployment, by validating new apps and updates once, then deploying across all form factors, instead of a burdensome process for each different device. Imagine being able to optimize worker productivity and efficiency with powerful, embedded tools across the platform that enable faster data capture, ultimately driving better device performance. And imagine having the ability to count on a longer lifecycle, with hardware carefully designed to support more operating system upgrades. These advanced enterprise lifecycle tools can also simplify frequently repeated tasks, such as software updates, training new employees, and managing spare pools.
With such a robust capability in their fingertips, companies can now better connect their mobile workers, efficiently manage their productivity tools and minimize the total cost of ownership of their technology investments. For more information on this technology and how to improve efficiency of your operations, please visit Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions.
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