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Preventing Supply Chain Fraud with Asset Tracking Software

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Fraud takes on many forms as it silently creeps through the global supply chain in search of its next victim. Sometimes it starts with a supplier who falsifies labor expenses and exaggerates bills. Other times it’s an employee who pumps up his expense account or a contractor who promises kickbacks to an employee for using his services.  Increasingly, fraud is ... Read More »

Big Data Challenges Wireless Networks, CIOs

Big Data Challenges Wireless Networks, CIOs | System ID

Big data is moving in with adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. And with it comes big challenges for wireless networks and CIOs who must securely manage the influx of information. In their NI Trend Watch 2015 report, National Instruments (NI) summarizes the situation by saying, “The idea of a smarter world where systems with sensors and local ... Read More »

How Are Consumerization and BYOD Changing Businesses?

Consumerization and BYOD Are Changing Businesses | System ID

Consumerization and BYOD have been widely discussed thanks to the prevalent adoption of mobile applications, devices, and workforces, which make it easier for customers to do business with companies. Yet, organizations still struggle with security, device management, and infrastructure issues spurred by the convergence of personal and professional technologies. Tablets trigger changes When workforce mobility moved in, so did employee ... Read More »

2015: A Landmark Year for Manufacturers

2015 A Landmark Year for Manufacturers | System ID

Will 2015 be a landmark year for manufacturers? John Zegers, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing—one of the world’s top technology incubators—believes it will be.  He outlined his top manufacturing predictions in a recent MFRTech article. As Zegers reminds us, manufacturers focus on these key areas when making operational decisions: Transportation and energy costs Market demand for ... Read More »

CES Products Reveal Where Business Technology is Headed

CES Products Reveal Where Business Technology is Headed | System ID

If you’ve seen the news this week, chances are you ran across reports about this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It’s an annual event where technology companies parade their products in front of consumers, businesses, and technomaniacs in search of the “next big thing.” Although chances are few of these inventions will ever make it to retail shelves, CES products ... Read More »

How Zebra’s Acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Impacts You

Zebra's Acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business

In October 2014, Zebra completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business. Since then we’ve been fielding calls from System ID customers with questions, such as: What does this acquisition mean for my business? Will I still be able to purchase Motorola Solutions’ mobile computers and barcode scanners? How will I benefit from this change? This article describes how Zebra’s ... Read More »

How to Achieve Supply Chain Visibility

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The jump to optimization outside of the four walls is challenging for manufacturers, which have traditionally been focused on reducing risk. Today, they can better predict the impact of an unexpected event and are turning their attention toward cost containment, now achievable through globally integrated supply chains. The road to supply chain visibility is lined with opportunity, yet most manufacturers ... Read More »

Big Data Brings Big Changes

big data brings big changes

This is the second of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part Two demonstrates how big data will benefit manufacturing, healthcare, and retail operations. A huge volume of information that is too large to store and manage via traditional methods is known as big data. And ... Read More »

Internet of Things is Changing How We Live and Work

Internet of Things Changing How We Live and Work

This is the first of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part One share experts’ predictions of this technology’s economic benefits. The drive to do things quicker, easier, and better is being fueled by trending technology, the Internet of Things (IoT). Much has been made of ... Read More »

Zebra Link-OS Makes Barcode Printers Smarter

Zebra Link-OS

Barcode printers are acting smarter and growing more mobile, thanks to the newly launched Zebra Link-OS from Zebra Technologies. This package, which includes a software development kit and software apps, makes Zebra printers easier to integrate, manage, and maintain. It may sound complex, but the result is simple. Zebra Link-OS connects Zebra printers to the cloud. That means they can ... Read More »