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Industry 4.0 promises to reboot the game for both discrete and process manufacturers.

Industry 4.0 and the Case for Digital Maturity

The next industrial revolution will need digitization of manufacturing processes. Mobile devices are crucial to executing transformation in the age of Industry 4.0. Several heavy-hitting key performance indicators in manufacturing have traditionally been a struggle to digitize. One such perennial issue is how to do away with decreased downtime and improve worker productivity. Industry 4.0, the latest iteration of the Industrial Revolution, promises to […]

Getac Starts 2021 No. 1 in Americas & EMEA

Getac Starts 2021 No. 1 in Americas & EMEA

The first quarter of 2021 saw Getac retake the lead in rugged tablet shipments in the Americas. We’ve held the top spot for four of the last five quarters in this region. Perhaps even more significant was our rugged notebooks taking the prime spot in EMEA shipments for the first time. This surged on 10% market share growth year on year. Globally, Getac’s market […]

5 Things You’re Not Thinking About When Calculating TCO

5 Things You’re Not Thinking About When Calculating TCO

If you are in operations or IT, there is an excellent chance that you are already familiar with the abbreviation “TCO.”  For the uninitiated, TCO stands for Total Cost of Ownership. It is the measurement that we use to assess the value of hardware and software through direct and indirect costs. Sometimes also known as a “life cycle cost analysis,” most people have a […]

The Role of Rugged Mobile Devices in Industry 4.0

While manufacturing has always been a numbers game — quotas met, demand and supply, downtime — discrete and process manufacturers mostly used yesterday’s data to predict what tomorrow would hold. We’re at an exciting crossroads in the industry. Not only do we have easy and cheap access to computing power, but we can also harvest data from a whole slate of new sources, the […]

Rugged mobile devices help harness the many benefits of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry.

How Industry 4.0 Improves Workforce Management

It is no secret that digital transformation is revolutionizing many industries, including manufacturing. The excitement surrounding the digitizing of manufacturing is that old workforce management processes can now be made more transparent with data and that data can guide practically every decision, large or small. In Industry 4.0, the prescribed data guidance happens through a variety of advanced technologies, the Industrial Internet of Things […]

Natural disasters must figure into any organization's risk management calculations and measures.

Natural Disasters: What Happens if the Cloud Goes Out?

Natural disasters must figure into any organization’s risk management calculations and measures. Climate change is making extreme weather events more common. Human presence and influence are ever-expanding, both of which increase the odds of your organization being impacted by one. Whether it’s storms, hurricanes, typhoons, floods, wildfires, or earthquakes, the chances of mother nature impacting your operational and technological footprint are increasing. Having your […]

Intralogistics is driving the importance to maintain a competitive advantage.

Intralogistics 4.0: Automated, Decentralized, Flexible

In a world where both same-day shipping and supply chain disruptions are the norm, control, implementation, and optimization of materials is no longer just a matter for the internal organization. Intralogistics is driving the importance of maintaining a competitive advantage. Logistics of goods and tracking data were already soaring before the pandemic. Since then, it has also achieved an almost surreal level of growth, […]

Getac Profile: Katelyn Knuepfer, Channel Sales

Getac Profile: Katelyn Knuepfer, Channel Sales

We are in the process of improving our Channel Partner Program that will be launching at the start of the new year. These enhancements will add more value to the program for our partners. For example, our channel partners have been asking for a deal registration program, and we hope to have that finalized as part of next year’s launch. Katelyn Knuepfer and her […]

Semi-rugged laptops are used by professionals in various industries who need a reliable devices that withstand extreme conditions that a regular business-class device cannot do.

Who Needs Semi-Rugged Laptops?

Mission-critical can be a relative term. When it comes to businesses, we often refer to servers or Wi-Fi access points as mission-critical technology. But for the individual worker, your personal computer is absolutely essential to doing your job, especially in the wake of digital transformation in the public and private sectors. We’re always online now, always connected, and becoming more so, but still, the […]

Keeping workers safe is a key focus area for risk managers and rugged devices play a huge role.

Using Purpose Built Rugged Devices for Worker Safety

Workplace health and safety can have a measurable effect on an organization’s bottom line. Keeping workers safe is a key focus area for risk managers. Any worker could be at risk of a safety incident. To fully leverage the safety capabilities of digital solutions, organizations need to deploy rugged devices that are purpose-built to handle harsh environments. Many organizations have strict site induction or other […]

How Cobots can Help Your Manufacturing Facility and Improve Worker Productivity

How Collaborative Robots Improve Productivity in Manufacturing

Collaborative robots or cobots can work wonders in delivering production efficiency working alongside humans. Rugged mobile tablets make it easier to access the human-machine interface (HMI) of these machines.        Digitization and automation are accelerating the pace of smart manufacturing with the market segment expected to hit more than USD 260 billion by 2026.  Traditionally robots seem to have favored the largest […]

Tech Upgrades You Can Make Right Now to Improve Your Bottom Line

Tech Upgrades You Can Make Right Now to Improve Your Bottom Line

Businesses strive for efficiency and high performance. Running an organization requires spending to maximize results and attain efficiency and high performance. With new and improved technology developing, products and services can be crucial to your organization’s overall performance. Investing in these upgrades can improve your company’s bottom line by optimizing performance.  50.4% of companies report that changes in technology have had a positive impact on […]

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