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Preparing for an Autonomous Future: Are Dealers Ready?

The automotive sector is embarking on one of the biggest developments in its history as the internal combustion engine is phased out in favour of alternative drive trains. But the rollout of EVs is just the start of a period of change that will also see autonomous vehicles becoming more commonplace. The complexity of these advancements means all workshops and dealers need to prepare […]

The oil and gas industry is currently facing a skills shortage..

How IoT Through Remote Support Can Help Fill The Skills Gap

One thing is clear: the oil and gas industry is facing a skills gap in every aspect of the business, including drilling specialists, subsea specialists, health and safety specialists, project engineers, and geoscientists. To tackle this skills shortage problem, the industry is applying the latest innovative technologies. These include investments in artificial intelligence (AI), industrial internet of things (IIoT), and automation. The industry is […]

Automation technology is proving an attractive cost-saving investment for the oil and gas industry as it is increasingly applied to processes and procedures in the exploration and production value chain.

Automating The Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies are playing catch-up with manufacturing. DNV GL concluded in its latest oil and gas services forecast to 2050 the industry will be heavily automated. Today, only the big oil and gas companies have automated drilling technology. This also includes the surveillance of rigs and fields, and operations such as measuring pressure and oil flow. In the near future, the whole […]

Adopting technology to help workers will help companies, no matter their size, realize the promise of digital transformation.

Remote Experts and Frontline Worker Collaboration

Field Service and many other enterprise organizations are faced with a talent crisis. This includes attracting and onboarding new field service techs while a large percentage of experienced technicians are leaving or retiring.  According to research from the Service Council, 70% of field service organizations are concerned about the knowledge loss from a retiring field workforce. Moreover, these organizations mentioned they would be burdened […]

Utility companies are facing a range of challenges, but rugged mobile devices can help overcome them.

Five Challenges in the Utilities Industry and How to Overcome Them

The global utility market is on a growth curve. The Business Research Company forecasts that the industry will reach an evaluation of $5996.57 billion in 2025 at a compounded annual growth rate of seven percent. Utilities need to embrace digital transformation and overcome a few key challenges to achieve this growth. These include: Legacy infrastructure Assets are the beating heart of the utility industry […]

Why You Need An Intrinsically Safe Tablet

Millions of workplace accidents happen each year, many of which are within the power of employers to prevent. According to Getac’s research, while overall worker safety has improved over the last decade, some industries seem to have plateaued or even reverted in recent years.  According to the research, the situations considered most hazardous by the surveyed environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals are what […]

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How Technology Helps Increase Workplace Safety in Heavy Industries

Despite the recent progress, there is still work to make heavy industries safer places to work. Workers in construction, mining, manufacturing, transportation, and in the oil & gas industry work at height or in confined spaces, risk an accident with vehicles and machines, or need to work with hazardous chemicals. Utilizing technology advancements can help to improve workplace safety even in these potentially hazardous […]

LiFi technology’s security and reliability are set to revolutionize how many people and organizations communicate over the next few years.

Shining a Light on LiFi Technology: Part Two

LiFi technology’s security and reliability can revolutionize how many people and organizations communicate over the next few years. Getac recently became the world’s first manufacturer to bring integrated LiFi technology to the rugged computing market. The industry-leading UX10 fully rugged tablet powered by pureLiFi is one such device using this technology. Part one of this two-part blog series took a detailed look at the […]

Here are 7 reasons to use rugged mobile computing solutions on the manufacturing shop floor.

7 Reasons to Use Rugged Solutions in Manufacturing Shop Floor

Pen-and-paper data collection, while inexpensive, comes with severe drawbacks. Information not stored in a unified digital database is liable to losses, misplacements, and accuracy issues. Rugged solutions in the manufacturing shop floor that are connected to a digital database eliminate these issues. These devices keep your data available now and in the future so you can access it when you need it. 1. You […]

Public safety personnel benefit from modern computer-driven devices purpose-built for their challenging work environments.

How Technology Makes Public Safety Safer and More Efficient

Public safety is an increasingly challenging profession. Police, fire, and EMS personnel strive to keep our communities safe and secure, especially during crises such as COVID-19. Today, public safety personnel benefit from modern computer-driven devices purpose-built for their challenging work environments. These devices provide first responders with an unprecedented degree of communication, coordination, and efficiency. However, it takes the right technology. Consumer-grade equipment is […]

5G will be the bedrock technology to fulfill the changing needs of first responders in these unprecedented times.

Why 5G Network is Essential for First Responders

First responders’ duties and responsibilities are changing and expanding in two dimensions. The 24-hour nature of conventional media and the emergence of social media has made it easier for real-world emergencies to create secondary problems first responders have to address. Longer-term emergencies like infectious disease outbreaks and civil unrest have become a fixture in the crisis landscape. These changing conditions require first responders do […]

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