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To ensure success in the future, manufacturing technology leaders must explore the drivers and benefits of their own digital transformation strategies.

Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry

Like many other industries, the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturers had to cope with disruptions to the workplace and supply chain. They also relied on technology to automate processes and improve communication across the enterprise. Many organizations found they couldn’t rely on local spreadsheets and applications for management. The flow of demand and production signals left them unable to […]

The goal of digital transformation is to move businesses along a custom prescribed path–from beginning automation to autonomous operations.

The Time is Now for Digital Transformation

What value do you want to gain for your business? Which efficiencies will make your bottom line more profitable? Digital transformation is not simply about digitizing operations. Instead, it is a looping process meant to clarify these answers for every enterprise and then use technology to achieve the desired results. Leveraging technology to drive profitability is not new in business operations. What is relatively […]

Here are some solutions and technology to help technicians keep up with the rapid evolution of the automotive industry.

How Automotive Service Technicians Keep Current with Industry Changes

Automotive technology and the IoT enable each other’s development at a breakneck pace. As a result, the automotive industry is advancing faster than in recent history. However, while the design of traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles has matured to optimize performance (making the typical service issues well-understood), the number of automotive service technicians has decreased over time. Accelerated by the global labor shortage, […]

Technology is driving measurable improvement in miner safety with increased connected applications.

How Advanced Mining Technology Delivers Worker Safety

Underground mining generates over $650 billion USD each year. The mining industry supplies essential minerals for energy, construction, manufacturing, technology, and electric vehicles. While mining safety has significantly improved in recent years, mining still presents inherent risks to workers. Safety issues include roof collapse, toxic gas exposure, asphyxiation, powered haulage, ground failure, and rockfall. These hazards are diverse, and as a result, the most […]

Manufacturing traditionally has been plagued by downtime costs and utilized inefficient processes to solve the problem.

Mitigating Downtime Costs in Manufacturing

First, as in most other industries, manufacturing assets, whether they are machines or furnaces, wear down over time and naturally stop functioning. Another challenge occurs when components and parts produced do not meet quality specifications. In such instances, production stops until workers can identify and fix the problem, taking hours or even days. Such downtime can be expensive. According to Aberdeen Research, companies across […]

In celebration of Women's Month, Getac shines the spotlight on women reshaping the rugged mobile industry and putting it to work in new and exciting ways.

The Women Shaping the Industry

The numbers are telling. Women make up only about a quarter of the technology sector workforce. Their quitting rate is twice that of their male counterparts. In addition, according to the World Economic Forum, they comprise less than a third of the workforce in manufacturing. The inequities start early. Only 30 percent of all female students select science and engineering (STEM)-related fields in higher […]

5G has been one of the most heavily publicized and will be the most widely used technological advancements of the past few years.

Who Needs A 5G Rugged Computer?

5G has been one of the most heavily publicized and will be the most widely used technological advancements of the past few years. You have heard of futuristic use cases like roads with many cars but no drivers. Remote robotic surgeries. Smart everything. The metaverse. But with all those things still at least several years away, there might be some questions about whether organizations […]

The Getac Driving Safety Utility is a proprietary software-based application that eliminates the extraneous visual distraction.

How Driving Safety Software Minimizes Distracted Driving

Twenty-five percent of all deaths on EU roads involve a work vehicle. Nearly 35,000 serious injuries happen each year involving forklift accidents in the United States alone. It only takes one vehicular accident to impact your organization severely. One of the most effective ways to minimize driving accidents is lessening driving distractions. Studies estimate these incidents are involved in 80% of all car accidents. […]

Here's how the oil and gas industry conducts asset monitoring with the help of GPS and GIS technology.

How the Oil Industry Keeps an Eagle Eye on its Assets

Keeping track of assets and equipment spread over multiple worksites and often remote locations is a constant challenge. For an oil company, centralizing information and data on fixed and mobile assets is invaluable. Two complementary technologies, namely Geographical Positioning Software (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, are the industry’s tools of choice. GPS is designed to identify, manage, and allocate mobile assets throughout […]

Rugged mobile devices enabled remote experts and remote workers to be more effective than when they were office-bound.

Solve Skills Gap for Remote Experts with Rugged Solutions

As companies adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, they realized the value of remote working and remote experts. Workers could interact with their colleagues and customers with a mix of old and new digital technologies. In many cases, rugged mobile devices enabled remote experts and remote workers to be more effective than when they were office-bound. Many industries embraced remote experts from field service to […]

Team members in the construction industry need the right technology to keep up to meet the scale of work and cooperation required. Rugged tablets are proving to be the answer.

Rugged Tablets Built for Contractors

The construction industry is facing a growing number of pressures. Tight deadlines and budgets and the need for better collaboration are just a few. Team members need the right technology to keep up to meet the scale of work and cooperation required. Rugged tablets are proving to be the answer. Tablets streamline processes and communication, simplify approvals, and help construction industry professionals stay on […]

Semi-rugged laptops are designed for professionals who need an office-style computer with a full keyboard. These users also spend portions of their day in hard-hat areas or non-office environments where safety and climate control cannot be guaranteed.

Semi-Rugged vs. Business-Rugged Laptops: How Are They Different?

Suppose you’re in the market for a rugged laptop, and your organization can live without the most extreme guaranteed tolerances expected of a fully-rugged or ultra-rugged model. In that case, the vetting process can be confusing. You may encounter terms like semi-rugged laptop, business-rugged laptop, enterprise rugged laptop, and just plain rugged laptop. Some of these terms are meaningful, and some are marketing. A […]

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