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Why You Should Be Mounting Tablets on Forklifts

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Apr 22, 2015

It's no secret that warehouses are busy places which require precise tracking of its inventory. But would it surprise you that there are companies who are still using paper and pencil for all of their warehousing operations? 

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Tags: rugged tablet, windows tablet, Warehousing, tablets, barcode scanner, forklift tablet, forklift mount, forklift tablets, forklift mounted tablets, tablets for warehouse, tablets for forklift, fork truck tablets

Throwback Thursday: First Case Study - Box Canyon Dairy

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The very first case study from MobileDemand was published all the way back in 2008. It featured Box Canyon Dairy out of Wendell, Idaho and their use of rugged tablets for the care of nearly 10,000 head of cattle. 

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Tags: RFID, Case Study, Dairy, Farm, Agriculture, rugged tablets, tablets, windows tablets, ag, cattle farm, tablets for farming, Box Canyon, tablet for agriculture

Top 5 Reasons Telecom / Field Service / Utilities Companies Should Utilize Tablets

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Deployment in telecommunications requires specific hardware capabilities. These criteria are crucial for CSPs (Communications Service Provider) considering using devices on the retail store floor or in the field. A range of new Windows tablets, convertibles, and other devices from a variety of manufacturers are available to meet your specific needs.

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Tags: telecom, Field Service, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, bluetooth, Maintenance, barcode scanner, utilities, USB, stylus, service technician, new Windows tablets

Throwback Thursday: Google Success Story on MobileDemand

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Back in October of 2007, Google published a success story about MobileDemand's use of AdWords and how it helped grow the business from the ground up (400% growth over a three year period). Shortly thereafter, Google sent a film crew to Cedar Rapids to get a first-hand look at the rugged tablet business and to interview MobileDemand President, Matt Miller. 

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Tags: rugged tablet, Google, AdWords, mobiledemand, tablet, AdWords Strategy, Throwback Thursday, AdWords Success

MobileDemand Tablets are RUGGED. Here's Proof...

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

You'd be surprised how dirty certain working environments are and you may question how any sort of mobile technology could actually survive in those conditions. Well, that's where rugged tablets come in to play.
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Tags: xtablet, Workforce, mobiledemand, Mobility, rugged tablets, mobile, tablet, tablets, business, dirty tablets

Competing Rugged Tablets Put to the Test by ComputerWorld

Posted by Derek Oja on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

When you put a $695 rugged tablet up against $2000+ rugged tablets in a series of torture tests, you'd think that the less expensive device wouldn't survive as well as the others. 

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Tags: rugged tablet, mobiledemand, tablets, tablet review, rugged tablet review, getac tablet, xtablet flex 10, computerworld, tablet comparison, panasonic toughpad

The New Era in the Manufacturing Industry -- Secure, Rugged Tablets

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

To respond to the many challenges manufacturing and resources companies are facing today, organizations of all sizes must maximize the efficiency and efficacy of their mobile workforces. Mobile technologies such as rugged tablets allow workers to be productive and connected without a desk.

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Tags: rugged tablet, tablets, manufacturing, supply chain, rugged pc, manufacturers, best tablets for manufacturing, plant floor, tablet mount

MobileDemand to Showcase Tablets at Anheuser-Busch WEIM

Posted by Derek Oja on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

The latest in tablet technology for beer distributors will be on display at the 2015 Anheuser-Busch Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The expo, WEIM, takes place from March 8 to March 9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Resort.

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Tags: barcode scanners, beer wholesaler, Windows, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, bar code scanner, beer, anheuser-busch, wholesalers, beer distribution, beer distributor, Intel, best tablet, rugged tablets for distribution

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade from Windows XP / 7 to Windows 8 Professional

Posted by Derek Oja on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

As a small, mid-size or even large business, your tablets and PCs are essential tools that affect everything you do. Upgrading to Windows 8 Pro presents an opportunity to get a radically improved set of tools and reduce costs and security risks at the same time. Can one simple choice help you increase efficiency and respond better to customers and opportunities? Absolutely, when it gives you new ways of working and fully leverages your existing IT infrastructure.

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Tags: rugged tablet pc, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, rugged tablets, tablet, tablets, rugged pc, windows 8 tablets, windows 8.1, windows 8 pro, windows upgrade

Challenges for Telecommunications Industry and Their Mobile Workforce

Posted by Derek Oja on Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Communication service providers (CSPs) are characterized by the ever-growing demand for anytime, anywhere, and always-on connections, which enable real-time dynamic interaction between people, services, devices and machines. This unprecedented demand for more more connections, content and services, devices, real-time interactions, and personalization – continues to grow while the rise of social media increasingly plays a role in customer loyalty and brand. CSP’s face the challenge of developing, launching, supporting and monetizing new services, supporting exponential growth for increased network capacity and operational support systems, and the associated need for rising investment. At the same time, CSPs must continue to delight customers by providing personalized services and experiences.

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Tags: rugged tablet, telecom, telecommunications, mobile, tablet, tablets, utilities, communications, CSP, challenges, service provider

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