ChaiOne Insights: enterprise mobility (2)

Approaching Strategic Innovation Planning for the Digital Age

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Consumers today aren’t as loyal to brands as they once were. Don’t believe this statement? Just ask Nokia, a company that just years earlier was dominating the mobile phone industry. It wasn’t like the company was lagging behind on technology. Rather, the company has historically spent enormous amounts of money on research and development (R&D). Unfortunately for Nokia, it was unable to “translate all that R&D spending into products that people actually wanted to buy”. The company got caught up...

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How to Guarantee ROI with a Legacy System Modernization

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One hundred million dollars worth of Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Ranchers, Whoppers-- all packaged, prepared and waiting to ship out to grocery stores around the country for the lucrative Halloween season. The trucks were waiting for their orders, grocery chains were waiting to stock their shelves, and shareholders were counting on the profits. The only problem: the ERP system made fulfilling the Halloween orders impossible.

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How Mobile Fits Into Your Centralized IT Strategy

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Do you have a centralized IT strategy? If so, do you also have a mobile strategy? How does mobile fit into your overall centralized IT strategy? These are important questions to answer. According to PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 81% of CEOs see mobile technologies as strategically important for their organization. In addition, 86% say that a clear vision of how digital technologies can create competitive advantage is key to the success of their investments. It’s great that most CEOs...

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3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

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For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the workforce that actively generates revenue for a company–operators, technicians, and inspectors –continues to rely on pen-and-paper, phones, or laptops. Mass adoption of smartphones and tablets in the public sector, as well as emerging technologies to support enterprise operations on these devices, provide numerous...

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Understanding the ROI of Mobile Solutions in the Manufacturing Industry

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Your field service technician is on a call with a customer. He sees that the customer needs to order a spare part for the system to return to full operating capacity. The customer asks when the spare part will arrive and how much it will cost-- expecting the technician can provide that information immediately.

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Why Mobilizing Your Lean Manufacturing Tools Can Eliminate Waste

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How does this add value?

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Why Upstream Oil and Gas Mobile Technology Means Improved Productivity

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Imagine an oil and gas field worker using a mobile device to check production levels while working near a well. It’s not a common sight to see. However, it will become increasingly common as E&P companies continue to invest in mobile solutions in order to better manage their people and equipment and collect more accurate data. According to a survey by Oil & Gas IQ, 89% of people surveyed thought that mobile technology would revolutionize the operational environment. With increasing demands for...

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How Utilities Can Improve Customer Retention with a Mobile App

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16,000 percent.

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Utility Companies: Rethink Your IoT Information Security Strategy

5 minutes read

A few researchers plugged their laptop into a spot behind the dashboard of the Tesla Model S and started the car with a software command at a digital security conference this month. Even scarier: they planted a remote-access trojan while the laptop was plugged in and then cut the engine from the same laptop while someone else was driving later. That very night, Tesla sent out a patch to correct the vulnerability.

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