Mobility

Resource guide: Mobility mostly ready to wear

Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments.

REALWEAR resources library

Three whitepapers in Realwear's online resources section include "Factory of the future" and how connected workers will define it; "Accelerate productivity and generate ROI with the wearable computers" and the role of augmented reality; and "Power and value of training and knowledge transfer using wearable computers" in order to bridge the skills gap.

Realwear

Three of many TEDx Talks

There are multiple TEDx talks about mobile workers and wearable computing, but three of the most useful appear to be "How wearable technology will change our lives' by Gonzalo Tudela of Vandrico; "History tells us we need wearable technology heroes" by Dan Eisenhardt of Intel's new devices group; and "The future of wearables" by Lee Shupp of Spark Design. 

TEDx

Microsoft on mobility

This 11-page whitepaper, "Transform manufacturing with a mobile workforce" from Microsoft Services, lays out many of the economic and technical trends surrounding mobility, and how it can enable manufacturing with the help of cloud-computing services. It also includes case studies from Jabil, Rolls-Royce and Thyssen Krupp.

Microsoft

Edge, cloud combined

A 17-minute podcast, "Industrial-strength wearables combine with collaboration cloud to bring expertise to intelligent-edge work tasks," is hosted by Dana Gardner, principal analyst, Interarbor Solutions, and includes guests John Thurgood and Jan Josephson of RealWear, who describe how wearable devices are making it possible for workers to access and interact with the best intelligence. 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mobile workforce paper

The five-page whitepaper, "Mobile workforce automation" by Mark Davis, EMEA industry marketing manager, Honeywell, covers many of the basic methods and advantages of using mobility tools in the process industries, such as immediate communications, more timely data, added reliability, ease of use and improved imaging.

Honeywell

IBM on IoT involvement

This 49-page whitepaper, "Leveraging wearables and IoT to disrupt, transform, and unlock value" by IBM Market & Development Insights, includes enterprise models, use cases, implementation barriers, and predictions about wearables and IoT in the enterprise. 

IBM

Wearables enhance staff

An online article, "Workforce superpowers" by David Schatsky and Navya Kumar of Deloitte Insights, shows how many different types of mobile, wearable and other assistive technologies can help. 

Deloitte

Oracle on history, future

These two 20-page whitepapers, "The future of field service and the connected mobile workforce" and "JD Edwards EnterpriseOne wearable technology" from Oracle, cover the history of mobile connectivity and extrapolate its future.

Oracle

Best practices in two parts

The two-part Control cover article, "Mobile process automation monitoring and control evolves," reports on the mobility best practices of several end users and system integtrators, and finds that mobile monitoring, automation and control means freedom and flexibility, but it also unlocks imagination and innovation. 

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