Posted by Martin Brewer
As many of you have come to find out through the use of smartphones and PDAs with Wi-Fi, that getting connectivity can often be a headache. Although 3G has reduced these woes through better coverage, the truth is that some devices just don’t want to connect to Wi-Fi when you haven’t got the luxury of 3G.
The symptoms are typically that your device connects and then drops the connection and then hunts for another. And sometimes the connection looks promising – you have three or four bars and yet the device comes back and says “unable to connect”. You shrug your shoulders, you move on and it was no big deal.
However, if this was your network and the device has to work, you’d be frustrated. Now, in AIDC, this is precisely the case as it’s a critical business productivity tool on which you depend. To help with this, these devices typically have a more industrial grade radio in them – it might be more sensitive or have greater power. However, the design improvements don’t stop there. (more…)
With all the news last week from NRF, Paul Shiman, VP Marketing at Stratix discusses three main themes he sees emerging with enterprise mobility in the Retail space. He also links to another article by Matt Pillar of Retail Solutions Online which also touches on the subject. Good to see one of our 2008 Partners of the Year, Direct Source, mentioned in the article as well.
Posted by Brandon Hill
Saw this yesterday and wanted to get it posted, but wasn’t able to. Anyhow, the concept of “Green IT” is mentioned here and it made me wonder how many of you are familiar with it, and if so, do you think it will be a hot trend for 2010?
Posted by Brandon Hill
Lots of information lately on the growth of the mobile device security marketplace. The latest from ABI Research focuses on the increasing levels and sensitivity of data being stored on smartphones, but it’s not hard to draw the same conclusion for any mobile device, whether it’s a smartphone, or mobile computer.
NRF is reporting that retail spending was up in November and December. Do you find that surprising, or did you see it coming? Seems like there were a lot more shoppers out this year, so hopefully it continues.
A link to a video of someone cleaning the dust off of a DL scanner with a garden hose. If you have similar videos of mobile device tests please send them along.
“More Mobility, Same Budget”