Guest Column | February 10, 2014

Advantages Of Rugged Devices For The Manufacturing Workplace

By Randy Helm, Director of Product Management, Motorola Solutions

Manufacturing organizations globally are in the midst of a massive transformation. Shifts in global markets and key technological advances within manufacturing organizations are introducing a new phase of innovation, growth, and opportunity. Manufacturers are leveraging advances in mobile technologies to improve operational efficiencies and to create competitive differentiation. 

The drive for improved operational efficiencies has increased the level of investment in mobile communication technologies within manufacturing segments, and key decision makers are faced with multiple technical options in the fast-paced mobile landscape. Whether it is the mobile operating system (OS), form factor, level of ruggedness, or application ecosystem, the options are limitless. In addition, the influx of consumer devices and platforms has introduced additional confusion into manufacturing organizations.

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