Ivanti: Simplifying and Benefiting from App Migration
More than half (56%) of the warehousing professionals we surveyed plan to upgrade their existing fleet of mobile devices because these devices are nearing their end of life and/or the old age of their existing devices. In addition, the motivation to upgrade applications to a more visual and modern user interface was cited by one in four respondents as a critical factor influencing their upgrade decision. This is notable, as many ruggedized mobile deployments used in warehouse deployments are text-oriented and keyboard-centric solutions.
Modern mobile platforms such as Android are beginning to make more sense in warehouse deployment environments due to tenured hardware vendors such as Bluebird, CIPHERLAB, Honeywell, Panasonic and Zebra Technologies working closely with Google’s Android operating system and delivering ruggedized solutions to the market. While terminal emulation and web applications have a long and proven history in these deployment environments, solutions to seamlessly port these application to platforms such as Android are not only commercially viable, but are enabling organizations to automate workflows and keep their workers productive. The image below details the technical obstacles warehousing professionals are contending with as they attempt to implement new technologies into their deployment environments.
(Technical Obstacles to Implementing New Technologies in Warehouse Environments – Percent of Respondents)
VDC data showed that 53% of IT decision makers supporting warehouse operations viewed their mobility deployments as immature and/or outdated—furthermore, VDC’s data also showed that 56% of organizations plan on upgrading their existing fleet of mobile devices because these devices are nearing their end of life and/or the old age of their existing devices. Organizations have made sizeable mobile technology investments to support their warehouse operations; however, Microsoft’s WinCE or Windows Mobile not only remain in place, but are nearing their end of life.
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Via the fine folks at Ivanti.