THE RISE OF THE SMARTPHONE
Supply chain professionals’ increasing use of commercial-grade smartphones such as BlackBerrys, iPhones, and Androids-as well as tablet computers including the iPad-may be encroaching on the turf of these ruggedized devices. Smartphones are the most widely used mobile device in supply chain and logistics operations, according to a recent survey by market research firm ARC Advisory Group. Handheld computers rank second
Durable, consumer-grade devices such as smartphones and tablet computers also carry great potential for warehouse applications, says Tim Zimmerman, research director at technology research firm Gartner Research. With their increasing capabilities, lower price points, and greater user acceptance, these devices may become as ideal for distribution environments as ruggedized handhelds have traditionally been.
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