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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Intense Technologies to demonstrate how to act on customer insights from Big Data at Mobile World Congress

Intense Technologies to demonstrate how to act on customer insights from Big Data at Mobile World Congress

Customer experience digitialisation specialists Intense Technologies will be at Mobile World Congress demonstrating how its solutions help service providers achieve greater agility in their customer business processes and enable them to act on insights from big data, creating opportunities for increased revenues and reduced transaction costs.

Mitel accelerates development in mobile enterprise with mobile and cloud innovations

Mitel accelerates development in mobile enterprise with mobile and cloud innovations

Mitel has announced a disruptive series of new solutions that accelerates its development in the mobile enterprise market.

Manhattan Associates predicts mobile commerce, millennials and faster fulfilment will drive retail innovation in 2016

Manhattan Associates predicts mobile commerce, millennials and faster fulfilment will drive retail innovation in 2016

Manhattan Associates, Inc. predicts a rapid migration to customer-centric retailing, more personalised shopping, and the pervasiveness of mobile commerce will present some of the biggest challenges and inspire some of the greatest innovations shaping retailers' strategies during 2016.

AR and wearable tech is a marriage made for the enterprise, says Beecham Research

AR and wearable tech is a marriage made for the enterprise, says Beecham Research

While much of the hype around augmented reality (AR) and wearable devices has been focused on consumer technology, a new report from Beecham Research suggests that it will be business applications that drive growth over the next five years.

Zebra Technologies' new mobile computer 'revolutionises warehousing operations, saving an hour per worker per shift'

Zebra Technologies' new mobile computer 'revolutionises warehousing operations, saving an hour per worker per shift'

Zebra Technologies Corporation, provider of solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organisations' assets, people and transactions, has introduced the TC8000 enterprise mobile computer.

Efficient mobile maintenance solutions for hazardous areas

Efficient mobile maintenance solutions for hazardous areas

Maintaining the integrity and reliability of equipment and assets is key to enabling higher levels of safety, efficiency and productivity within hazardous industries today.

JLT to showcase next generation rugged computers for demanding supply chain applications at MODEX 2016

JLT to showcase next generation rugged computers for demanding supply chain applications at MODEX 2016

JLT Mobile Computers, developer and manufacturer of reliable computers for demanding environments, will be presenting its latest products for the logistics and supply chain sector at MODEX 2016, Booth 2525.

Honeywell S&PS unveils its new Honeywell Solaris 7980g scanner

Honeywell S&PS unveils its new Honeywell Solaris 7980g scanner

Honeywell S&PS has unveiled its new Honeywell Solaris 7980g scanner, a retail scanner for the mobile payments world.

Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet — the Algiz RT7

Handheld launches its first ultra-rugged Android tablet — the Algiz RT7

Handheld Group has announced the launch of its new Android tablet, the Algiz RT7. The Algiz RT7 is a powerful, lightweight and ergonomic 7-inch tablet designed for reliable performance in demanding environments.

Certas optimises logistics processes with the help of TouchStar Technologies

Certas optimises logistics processes with the help of TouchStar Technologies

TouchStar Technologies, provider of mobile computing solutions for the fuel sector, has been working with Certas Energy, one of the largest distributors of fuels and lubricants in Britain to optimise its fuel delivery process.

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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