Over Half of Warehousing Companies Will Upgrade Mobile Devices

26 dec
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53% of IT decision makers supporting warehouse operations view their mobility deployments as immature.

End-of-Life for Legacy OS Presents Challenges for Warehousing Operations. Ruggedized handheld computers have long been the de facto platform for data collection and processing within the warehousing industry. Used for inventory management, package delivery verification, digital exchange and other applications, many organizations rely on mobile devices to conduct business-critical operations in real-time. However, with the dominant mobile operating systems - Microsoft Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld – nearing end-of-life, many current customers have been left with no clear migration path to new technologies. Further, most organizations don't have the resources or time to dedicate to the transition process.

Industrial Browsers Can Ease Transition to Modern Mobile Platforms. As organizations anticipate and plan for Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Handheld OS end-of-life, industrial browsers can help to pave the way for a smooth migration to modern mobile platforms, including Android-based solutions. Not only do they eliminate the time and costs associated with re-writing legacy applications, these browsers will automatically convert a host application's text interface so it delivers the modern touchscreen experience users want and expect from their devices.