The enterprise IT landscape is changing. Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables are finding their way into the workplace. As a result, the enterprise as it has been in the past—closed and stagnant—is becoming cloud-connected, agile and integrated with every device imaginable. This is having a unique impact on the auto identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Previously, enterprise data capture solutions were limited only to expensive, dedicated...

There are a lot of good reasons to use consumer-grade smartphones for professional scanning. They deliver substantial cost savings per unit compared to dedicated mobile scanning devices. Consumer-grade devices are more familiar. In addition, they have a higher overall quality of performance and can be customized easily and quickly. But sometimes professional environments can be challenging for a conventional smartphone. Scanning scenarios may require a degree of ruggedness, ergonomics or durability...

Software developers are always on the lookout for new, uncrowded markets in which they can make an impact. Fresh ideas can still make a difference in certain areas of the consumer and enterprise markets, but the competition is definitely intense. As technology continues to transform logistics and the supply chain, more developers are discovering that there’s a lot of room for new thinking when it comes to how hardware and...