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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20th April 2005 - Update yourself on RFID, WMS, RFDC, SAP and much more...and it's FREE

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PEAK Technologies helps Airbus crack stock auditing nut

PEAK Technologies helps Airbus crack stock auditing nut

To keep pace with overall market demands for cost efficiency and value and also to protect itself from fluctuating exchange rates, wing designer and manufacturer Airbus UK has introduced a programme which examines all of its processes and procedures to find productivity gains and realise cost savings by 2006.

The New Rhino-NET Vehicle Mounted Terminal from Datalogic

The New Rhino-NET Vehicle Mounted Terminal from Datalogic

The new Rhino-NET with WindowsCE.Net architecture extends Datalogic's range of vehicle mounted terminals in the mobile@work family of ruggedised mobile computers.

FIELDCENTRIX HELPS HONEYWELL DEPLOY GLOBAL FIELD SERVICE PLATFORM

Roll-Out Marks International Expansion of Honeywell's Award-winning FieldCentrix Implementation.

RAC saves 300,000 per annum by reviewing its network and monitoring services

Design and roll-out of 2 separate WANs: Insite and Uptime.

17 October - Voice in the Warehouse - Free Seminar

Microlise would like to invite you to a FREE day seminar to allow you to identify the true hands-free, eyes-free benefits that Opus Voice could bring to the stock movement functions of your warehouse.

Datalogic Strengthens its Leadership

First place for Datalogic in EMEA for hand held readers and industrial stationary scanners. Double the market share and sales of mobile computers in EMEA.

Sentera and Pro Component to improve the efficiency of Bilia's logistics processes

Sentera Plc, in cooperation with Pro Component Oy / Solutions, will deliver to Bilia in Kaivoksela the Sentera Piccolink Suite handheld terminal solution for monitoring repair shop work processes and the equipment of new cars in real time.

17 November -- Microlise Opus Voice Seminar

FREE 1/2 day seminar detailing the benefits of voice activation in the warehouse with case studies from Dixons Stores Group and Signet Trading.

LXE Introduces Two Rugged, Windows CE .NET, Wireless Vehicle Mount Computers

With the new VX6 and VX7, customers can now easily run their CE .NET applications on both their handheld and vehicle-mount computers, greatly reducing user training and support costs.

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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