SPONSORED CONTENT: How technology advances help the mobile worker of tomorrow

By: Raj Singh, Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, ASEAN and ANZ.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions ASEAN and ANZ vice president Raj Singh looks at the opportunities presented by new technologies

SPONSORED CONTENT: How technology advances help the mobile worker of tomorrow
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The digital evolution is transforming every aspect of our world. It’s disrupting traditional business models and changing the way many organisations – and their end customers – are operating. 

Businesses now have access to more data and insight on how their operations work, how their devices are performing, and which technology investments are needed to make significant improvements to the way they operate and grow their business.

This is particularly true in distribution centres, retail environments, logistics and field operations, where workers need to have advanced access on their mobile devices and the ability to quickly and easily capture critical data to be able to work smarter and faster.

This creates opportunity – for applications, data management and insights – but also forces enterprises to ensure solutions they invest in are user-friendly, improve productivity and are future-proof. 

Today, Many Mobile Enterprise Solutions Fall Short

To be successful today, companies across the supply chain need to mobilise their business and workers to optimise and connect their environments for greater efficiencies and productivity. However, developing and deploying mobile solutions can be a tremendous and ongoing challenge, particularly for companies with relatively complex supply chain operations.

With the current Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE operating systems that power many mobile devices used in distribution centres soon to become obsolete, there is additional pressure on businesses to migrate to new operating systems in a smart and seamless way.

Android adoption is currently on the rise, as enterprises are attracted to the enterprise security, reliability and strong performance and management features that Android offers. However, each new operating system version typically requires a lengthy and costly certification process, and businesses cannot afford to wait. 

To add to that, many mobility solutions lack the flexibility to evolve as organisational needs change. Companies today need to adapt rapidly to the ever-changing demands of their customer, the competition, and various market dynamics. They need their mobile solutions to be able to evolve quickly.

Closing the Gap

To manage their mobile infrastructure effectively, companies need to take a more comprehensive and scalable approach. Imagine being able to take advantage of technology that lets you quickly set up new devices, as well as accelerate development, certification and deployment of business-critical software applications that increase data capture speed and improve communications for maximum efficiency, productivity and workforce mobility. And to accomplish all this, without sacrificing security, reliability, performance and of course the management features you need to run your business. 

Today, businesses need a unified hardware and software platform that is designed for Android and can help them effectively deploy multiple mobile devices, such as rugged handheld computers, wearable devices, voice-directed technology, tablets and vehicle-mounted computers, and different solutions across their enterprise, delivering anywhere, anytime connectivity for supply chain workers.

With such a robust capability at the core of a company’s mobility infrastructure, the opportunities for its business are truly endless, as companies can now better connect their mobile workers, efficiently manage their productivity tools and minimise the total cost of ownership of their technology investments.

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