The Ruggedized Computing Blog

A Powerful Map App for Sales Teams of All Sizes

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

MobileDemand is excited to introduce xSalesMap to our valued channel partners, customers, and followers. This is the first app created by MobileDemand and part of a new and emerging strategy to offer not only devices but also productivity tools so an enterprise can choose the right tablet for the job

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Tags: mobiledemand, mobiledemand app, xmap, map app, windows 10 app, fortune 1000, sales tool, xsalesmap, sales map, CRM map

Multitasking Made Simple with Windows 10

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The ability to easily snap two desktop windows side-by-side was introduced originally on Windows 7 as Aero Snap. Users can drag any window to the edges of the screen, and the window would expand to fill the screen or take up height of the screen. Windows 8 refined the feature for Modern UI apps, allowing two apps to run side-by-side simultaneously.

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Tags: rugged tablet, Ruggedized Tablet, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, windows 10, windows 10 tablets, windows 10 tablet, windows snap

Introducing New Map App with Top Public and Private Companies

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Have you ever seen a list of the largest public or private companies and wondered where they all are on a map? Or are you an outside sales rep who has been curious if there's any large companies in your geographical area? Now you can with the xSalesMap by MobileDemand. A free, feature-rich Windows app which plots out the 1,000 largest public companies and 200+ largest private companies. The corporations are pinned on the map based on United States headquarters address.

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Tags: rugged tablet, companies, mobiledemand, tablet, windows app, xmap, map app, windows 10 app, fortune 1000, forbes private, sales tool, xsalesmap, map

5 Uses for Rugged Tablets in Agriculture and Crop Management

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Successful crop management is a complicated blend of the right horticultural expertise, soil conditions, fertilizers and irrigation methods. As mobile data solutions make their way into the agriculture industry, farmers and agricultural specialists rely on mobile devices, such as rugged tablet, to calculate and store information required in the office—and in the field.  When equipped with the proper features, ruggedized tablets can make the job of crop management easier and more cost-effective and ultimately, help farmers maximize their yield. Consider these uses:

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Tags: rugged tablet, farmers, crop management, soil sampling, Agriculture, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, mapping, laptop, ag, tablet for agriculture, tractor

"I thought this rugged tablet was supposed to be indestructible?"

Posted by Derek Oja on Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Rugged tablets are just that. Rugged. They're not indestructible nor do we claim that they are. The reality of it is that accidents happen, the devices are pushed to their limits and service and/or repair may be needed. Rugged tablets are designed for mobile workforce productivity, doing more work in less time and sometimes even the most durable technology on earth has a hiccup in its performance. That's why it is important that you select the right tablet for the job.

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Tags: rugged tablet, xtablet, service, Windows 8, Windows 7, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, repair, windows 10

Zombie-Proof Tablets. Do They Exist?

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Drum roll, please....Introducing the world's first zombie-proof tablets. All the blood and guts of a productivity machine to help raise your business spirits to the next level. 

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Tags: rugged tablet, Mobility, Technology, Windows 8, Windows 7, rugged tablets, mobile, tablet, tablets, tech, windows 10, halloween, zombie

Automating Field Service Operations Is a Must. But Why?

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

The field service and utilities industry has outgrown manual and paper-based processes in its never-ending quest to improve efficiency and productivity. Many companies today understand the connection between automation, performance and profitability and have automated their dispatch, inventory management, paperwork and other operations with mobile devices such as rugged tablets. 

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Tags: rugged tablet, telecom, field service tablet, Field Service, tablet, tablets, utilities, laptop, repair, field service tablets, field technician, tablets for field service, technician

Case Study: Japs-Olson Benefits From Forklift-Mounted Tablets

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Oct 20, 2015

One of the many attractive features of MobileDemand tablets is the ability to mount the ruggedized devices pretty much anywhere, giving access to real-time information to whoever may need it. ATV's, delivery vehicles, long haul trucks, forklifts, push carts. You name it, MobileDemand has probably mounted a tablet on it. Essentially, mounted tablets allow those mobile workers to do more work in less time.

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Tags: rugged tablet, Warehousing, forklift, Distribution, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, manufacturing, supply chain, warehouse, forklift tablet, tablet for forklift, forklift tablets, forklift mounted tablets, forklift laptop

Microsoft Windows 10 Flying Off the Shelves Worldwide

Posted by Derek Oja on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

With Microsoft offering Windows 10 for free as an upgrade from Windows 7 and 8, it's no surprise that many have jumped at the chance to see what Microsoft's latest operating system has to offer. In fact, only a day after its July 29th release, the company counted 14 million installs, which skyrocketed to 75 million less than a month after that. At the "Windows 10 devices" event last week (October 6th), Microsoft's Terry Myerson provided a brief update, announcing that figure has now reached a whopping 110 million installs. That's quite the number, especially considering Windows 10 has only been out for around 11 weeks.

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Tags: rugged tablet, Mobility, Enterprise, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, free windows 10 upgrade, windows 10, windows 10 tablets, windows 10 tablet

The Year of Tablet Alternatives

Posted by Matt Miller on Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Note: Originally published in February, 2014. This refers to 2014 as emerging to be the year of tablet alternatives. Surely 2015 is securing it's place in history. More to follow, especially after Microsoft's Windows 10 Device event October 6 in New York City.

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Tags: rugged tablet, Mobility, Enterprise, new tablet, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, windows tablets, tablets for business, best tablet, windows 10

Tablets at Fifth Annual Barcoding, Inc. Executive Forum

Posted by Derek Oja on Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Developed by Barcoding, Inc., the 5th annual, full-day conference is what you need to succeed with mobile technology in the enterprise. From proven strategies to thought leadership to lively networking and discussion, the Barcoding Forum is the best way to connect with industry leaders in supply chain management. And one of those leaders is us, MobileDemand, supplier of rugged tablets for the supply chain.

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Tags: rugged tablet, Suppy Chain, tablet, tablets, Barcoding, forklift tablet, forklift mount, barcoding inc, tablet with windows 10, rugged tablet windows 10

The Seattle Times Improves Delivery Driver Efficiency with Rugged Tablets

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

For any organization that has a mobile workforce, it’s important to keep them “connected” in order for them to perform their job efficiently and accurately. It’s no different for the delivery drivers for The Seattle Times who are constantly traveling between newspaper vendors, delivering the new papers and collecting the unsold material from the day before.

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Tags: rugged tablet, windows tablet, Windows 8, Case Study, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, delivery driver, newspaper delivery, delivery tablet, seattle times

Top 3 Ways to Mount a Tablet in a Forklift

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Sep 22, 2015

If you are currently exploring the option of deploying forklift-mounted tablets, you may be wondering how exactly you should mount the devices. What will it look like? What is the best placement so it's not in the way of the operator? This blog post gives a high level overview of the top three ways enterprises are mounting their devices. 

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Tags: rugged tablet, forklift, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, windows tablets, forklift tablet, fork truck, forklift mount, forklift mounted tablets, forklift laptop, lift truck

New Tablet Review: In-Depth Look at the xTablet T1600 Rugged Tablet

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Sep 17, 2015

From RuggedPCReview.com -- When MobileDemand introduced their rugged "thin-and-light" xTablet T1600 with its large 11.6-inch display late last year, the company instantly enhanced their reach into the market of on-the-go professionals. These are people in field service, field sales, retail, healthcare, warehousing and the public sector who need top performance in a ruggedized tablet form factor. In this article we're taking a detailed look at MobileDemand's popular big screen tablet.

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Tags: rugged tablet, xtablet, Mobility, Enterprise, rugged tablets, mobile, tablet, tablets, tablet review, business, Rugged PC Review, rugged tablet review, t1600

Supply Chain Technology: Mobility Surges Outside the Four Walls

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

(From Modern Materials Handling and Contributing Editor Bridget McCrea): The area that lies outside of the four walls of the warehouse and distribution center (DC) is a place where drivers are busy delivering customer orders; vehicles are staged in the yard and then filled or emptied at the dock door; and where that “last mile” to a customer location is bridged in the most efficient manner possible.

It’s also an area where increasing regulatory burdens, capacity crunches, and driver shortages can quickly take their toll on a company’s bottom line. Add trends like omni-channel, the Internet of Things (IoT), and a growing focus on global business to that mix and the scenario outside the four walls becomes even more daunting.

It’s this growing complexity in transportation management that’s driving more logistics operations to explore their mobile options. Whether they want to monitor their assets and human resources, more efficiently route and schedule their trucks, or enhance the service levels provided by their customer-facing employees, shippers are turning to mobile tools to help achieve these and other goals.

“The area outside the four walls is a place where we’re seeing significant levels of adoption, especially among mid-market organizations that want to mobilize their workflows and operations for the first time,” says David Krebs, president of enterprise mobility and connected devices at VDC Research.

In assessing the trend further, Krebs says that the solutions and use cases vary considerably and include pickup and delivery applications in the courier/postal market, direct store delivery (DSD), pre-sales and merchandising applications in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) segment, and both long-haul and LTL trucking solutions.

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Tags: rugged tablet, distribution center, Mobility, Transportation, Warehousing, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, supply chain, warehouse, DC

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