Mobile Computing, Mobile Devices, Enterprise Mobility

Mobile computing involves interaction between the user and a small, portable computer device that can be used on site or in the field. The main aspects that comprise a mobile computer are: hardware, software, operating system and communication/wireless service provision. Modern mobile computers also often feature a raft of features; including camera, barcode scanner, phone and Internet access. This coming together of what have historically been features available on separate devices, is often referred to as Convergence.

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Datalogic presents the next generation Falcon X4

Datalogic presents the next generation Falcon X4

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the new Falcon X4 Mobile Computer.

Average UK mobile worker spends 70% of time on everything but their job

Average UK mobile worker spends 70% of time on everything but their job

The average field-based employee in the UK spends just 1.5 days per week on their core job, a new report commissioned by Totalmobile and supported by professors from the University of Surrey's Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) has revealed.

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of automatic identification & data capture and mobile computing technology.

Captec and Getac announce strategic partnership

Captec and Getac announce strategic partnership

Captec has entered into a new strategic partnership with Getac, provider of rugged mobile computing solutions.

NetMotion delivers world’s first operational intelligence platform for enterprise mobility

NetMotion delivers world’s first operational intelligence platform for enterprise mobility

NetMotion Software, provider of Mobile Performance and Operational Intelligence solutions, has announced what it describes as the world's first operational intelligence platform designed specifically for enterprise mobility.

Frost & Sullivan's Intelligent Mobility summit highlights how Gen Z attitudes are pushing mobility from brand-centric, single ownership paradigms to integrated, multi-modal usage

Frost & Sullivan's Intelligent Mobility summit highlights how Gen Z attitudes are pushing mobility from brand-centric, single ownership paradigms to integrated, multi-modal usage

Generation Z's distinct attitudes and preferences – as both consumers and future vehicle owners or users – are set to dramatically transform the mobility sector.

Janam wins Varlink’s Manufacturer of the Year Award for the second consecutive year

Janam wins Varlink’s Manufacturer of the Year Award for the second consecutive year

Janam Technologies LLC, provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, has been named 2018 Manufacturer of the Year by Varlink. This marks the second consecutive year (and third time overall) that Janam has won this prestigious award.

JLT Mobile Computers presents new rugged tablet and IT solutions for productivity gains in port and terminal operations at TOC Europe

JLT Mobile Computers presents new rugged tablet and IT solutions for productivity gains in port and terminal operations at TOC Europe

JLT Mobile Computers, developer and manufacturer of computers for demanding environments, will be co-exhibiting with their long-time partner, IT systems integrator Autepra, at TOC Europe from 12-14 June 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

B2M hires industry leaders to meet increasing demand for mobile analytics

B2M hires industry leaders to meet increasing demand for mobile analytics

B2M Solutions, the enterprise mobile device analytics company that delivers real-time actionable insights, has announced the appointment of Gary Lee as Chief Revenue Officer and Nassar Hussain as Senior Sales Director.

Ergonomic Solutions soon to launch OpenSpace DUO – a new concept in mPOS mounts

Ergonomic Solutions soon to launch OpenSpace DUO – a new concept in mPOS mounts

Ergonomic Solutions – the creator of SpacePole – has scheduled August 2018 to introduce OpenSpace DUO, a new concept in mPOS mounts designed to hold two devices simultaneously; one either side of the mount. The mounts can hold a mobile/portable card payment EPoS device on one side of the mount, and a smart device (iPod) or a smart phone such as Samsung or iPhone on the other.

Mobile computing

 

Today with the proliferation of a new generation of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, the emphasis is increasingly shifting to mobile and multi-device user experience, mobile social computing, next generation mobile solutions, mobile cloud services and infrastructure. Information that is readily available on a personal device anywhere, anytime has been the driving vision of mobile computing for the past two decades.

 

Mobile computing has three aspects: mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile software. The first aspect addresses communication issues in ad-hoc and infrastructure networks as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats and concrete technologies. The second aspect is on the hardware, e.g., mobile devices or device components. The third aspect deals with the characteristics and requirements of mobile applications.

 

Rugged Mobile devices and PDAs are used in field service and workforce management applications. They are particularly useful for field service engineers recording work in the field, communicating information back to an office environment -sending and receiving invoices, ordering parts. They are commonly used in parcel delivery with couriers using these devices to scan barcodes and record signatures as proof of delivery.

 

Innovations in wireless technology, energy-efficient portable hardware and adaptive software, has enabled a massive growth in the use of these devises for businesses across the enterprise or for personal and social use. These devices are now so versatile that employees are using smartphones for business applications (BYOD –Bring Your Own Device)

 

This phrase has become widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices – such as smartphones, laptops and PDAs – to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network.

 

BYOD Security - Employees using personal smartphones and mobile devices at work, pose a security risk. Many corporations that allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work implement a BYOD security policy that clearly outlines the company's position and governance policy to ensure network security is not compromised by employees using their own devices at work.

 

Email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their smartphones and tablets. Hot spot access points for Wi-Fi connection are becoming more prevalent and widespread, even in London`s underground network.

 

Cloud computing is evolving as a new paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. The confluence of hardware virtualization, cloud and mobile computing drives the new era of mobile cloud computing. Platforms such as android, iOS, Windows 7 erodes the power of computing platforms like Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS and is creating cross platform app centric environment in which end-users and in particular the consumer marketplace will drive developments in business computing. There are endless possibilities that can be brought about with the mobile cloud in the near future.

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