Mobile devices have become ubiquitous in today’s technology-driven world. Currently, one in five adults around the globe own a smartphone and that number will continue to increase as technology becomes less expensive and more available to consumers. The global population is in love with smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. These devices have become an integral part of our personal lives by keeping us connected to the things we love, and...

Mobile technology has transformed the enterprise since it was introduced, but we are only seeing the beginnings of what mobile devices can do. New form factors present many opportunities to improve the way businesses work. Today, we are witnessing the dawn of wearable technology entering the workplace, and the potential impact that comes with it. What can these wearable devices do for businesses, and how will they be used to...

Every industry is continually seeking to reduce human error and increase efficiency of workers in a safe manner. Human error can be found across virtually every industry, but in health care even the slightest mistake can be fatal. A chief concern of every health care provider is to constantly improve patient care and safety on a daily basis, and it all starts with patient identification. The best way to identify,...

By now, you’ve probably used a tablet-based point of sale, or mPOS, to check out while shopping. If you haven’t, you likely will soon as the mPOS revolution is happening before our eyes. There are currently over 1.7 million smart device-powered mPOS systems being used in the US alone, with an expected increase to 7.7 million by 2020. The rise in use of mPOS systems, over a short amount of...

A new report released from VDC Research shows dedicated laser barcode scanning devices are losing their foothold in the global market due to emerging technologies. According to VDC’s data, global handheld barcode scanner vendors suffered a 1% loss in revenue in 2013. While this percentage sounds small, it’s a trend that will continue as enterprises adopt camera-based scanning solutions that are not offered by the traditional market leaders. The barcode scanner...

The mobile shopping revolution is here. In fact, it's been here for quite some time, but retailers have been slow to catch on to consumer habits and behaviors. While some retailers try hard to engage mobile shoppers, the majority seem to be falling behind. In today’s competitive marketplace, mobile strategies help retailers remain relevant to modern consumers. If you haven’t adopted a strong mobile strategy for your business, the time...

Today’s technology is moving faster than we ever could have expected. The smartphone changed everything, and introduced a mobile landscape we never imagined. Now, with the advent of wearable tech, we’re seeing another transformation in the design and use of these devices in our everyday lives. Wearables are beginning to catch on, opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. And while the wearable market is still small, it’s...