In the fourth of various at least six analyses of mobility and RoI, four examples from local government situations are describedas to how mobile solutions improve citizen support: One European city council made savings on waste collection simply by adding sensors to waste bins connected to a wireless network. The waste bins send a text... (read more)

In this third of multiple assessments of mobility and RoI, three examples from logistics/distribution are described. Logistics and distribution are obvious candidates for improvement via mobility, because by their nature they involve movement: All new franchisees of a chain of gourmet stores now receive an iPad containing training materials, store management tools, the ability to... (read more)

This is the second of several assessments of mobility initiatives and the associated RoI.  It describes 5 instances of how mobile solutions improved field support: In the first a company installing large scale solar power generation in remote sites (often without ready access to data communications) has a Quality Assurance (QA) process, that operates from... (read more)

Experience indicates there tend to be two schools of thought about deploying mobile devices into enterprises. The first seems to prefer to prefer a ‘laid-back approach’, where the expectation is that introducing solutions based around mobile technologies “just makes sense, if only because today’s employees expect it”: much of this has to do with the... (read more)

On March 15th this blog explored the issue of  the mobile metric that most mobile phone carriers, and mobile device manufacturers, are reluctant to face — namely when will mobile device owners replace their mobile devices.  On March 25th we initiated an online  survey to find out more.  From analysis of the first responses there... (read more)