One of the mixed blessings of being an editor in the trade press is the vendor presentation. No offense, folks, but not all of them are as riveting as they might be, and after you seen a number of "groundbreaking advances" that really aren't, you tend to get a little cynical.
Bring your own device (BYOD) has become a huge trend at the workplace, especially when corporations want to take advantage of the increases in work productivity this brings. Workers that use their own mobile devices at work - to do work - tend to be a lot more efficient.
The iPad is loved by consumers far and wide, but does its compact size and mobile functionality have a place in manufacturing? Large companies like Pfizer are reaping the efficiency and cost rewards of Apple’s latest showstopper.
Lately I've spent a lot of time thinking (and writing) about mobile workers. For the record, that's getting to be some of us all the time and all of us some of the time. (See Control's April cover story on this subject) The efficiency and simple convenience of having access...
Today I got a press release from Advantech--- not the industrial automation group, but the other part of the company. In this case, it was about an MCA- Mobile Clinical Assistant.