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Richard Gilliard

Renovotec is the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance, software and services company. Managing Director Richard Gilliard has helped lead the organisation for over 15 years, supporting customers across many sectors including warehousing and distribution, transport and logistics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, seaports and field mobility. Richard's drive is to enable firms through…

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Why choosing tablets should be a ‘tough’ call

Buying consumer tablets for harsh working environments could prove a false economy in the long run; TCO should be better considered in procurement decisions.

Life begins at 40

The barcode celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, its impact has been immense and is likely to remain so in the future in some guise or another

Upskilling non-IT staff

Technology skills shortage is the highest since 2008, can 'citizen developers' lighten the load of IT departments?

Talking up confidence; can voice technology help turn fortunes for logistics?

Confidence among logistics providers is at an all-time low. Few are planning on increasing headcount so maybe voice-directed technology can be the confidence boost they need.

Fleet management priorities have gotten smaller

A failed mobile device can lose an organisation 100 minutes in productivity per incident. Both EMM and MDM need to be fully exploited to help minimise this downtime.

Avoiding ‘pilot purgatory’; don’t try this alone

Many firms seem unable to take digital transformations beyond pilot stage. One piece of advice on scaling up is to not go it alone, to build an ecosystem of partners.

Unification seems the way forward

It's not just industry that needs to come together to meet the rising digital challenges, it's the technology too, it needs to be unified.

The field service future is here

There's been some speculation on the future of field service technology but companies should start embracing the solutions that are already here that could accelerate their productivity and cashflow

How well does your warehouse work?

Mobile technology in the warehouse has a beneficial effect on not just worker productivity, but also on accuracy and cost effectiveness.

The smarter way to asset manage

RFID is alive and well and used for asset management across a variety of industries and it's proving very useful for managing returnable transport items.

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