Digital transformation is changing work processes in all branches of industry at a breathtaking pace. For employees, this means that we must have greater mobility in order to perform our daily tasks. This raises an important question: What kind of mobile device do you need to realize innovative work and education concepts? We looked at various sectors of the economy to find the answer.
Criteria vary immensely from job to job
The details and features that users expect from mobile devices vary widely depending on their branch of industry and job profile. This is usually the result of ever-changing application landscapes. In Finance and Insurance, the trend toward real-time analytics and the use of web-based tools are on the rise. Thus consultants and appraisers need high-performance devices that have advanced wireless and security technologies.
In the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the two key drivers that impact production processes and field services at customer sites. Robust devices that deliver high performance with wide-ranging connectivity are ideal choices here.
When it comes to Healthcare, medical professionals are constantly on the move to ensure that patient needs are adequately met. Devices need to be hygienic – with bacteria-resistant keyboards and displays that can be disinfected.
In Transportation and Aviation mobile devices are basic tools that are used to manage the flow of goods and traffic in real time. This demands extreme levels of reliability. Since mobile devices are also used for applications such as identity management, demands for higher security are increasing.
In Education mobile devices are used at all levels – from preschool to adult learning environments. In other words, mobile devices must satisfy the demands of an extremely diverse range of users. Intuitive user interfaces are important, along with high performance for applications such as virtual reality. Furthermore, schools and educational institutions require more support than business enterprises when it comes to integrating mobile devices in IT infrastructures. Enterprises usually have their own IT departments for such tasks.
Public Security work environments are tough, often with limited space available – this is the case, for example, in patrol and rescue vehicles. Devices must be extremely robust and have intuitive features for easy use. High levels of security are also a must. The same is true for Local and State Government – especially within the scope of digital government initiatives. Employees in social services, community planning, management, etc. need flexible devices with unlimited connectivity.
Innovative features for “natural” working are in high demand
All users have one thing in common – the desire to perform their daily tasks in a “natural” way. For example, this can be achieved with the new generation of multifunctional digital pens for writing and drawing. They are precise and deliver neat results in any kind of weather. Innovative palm vein sensors are another example. This technology enables user identification based on natural hand movements. This technology is also more secure than passwords. Another issue is tangled cables and connectors. Port replicators and LAN plugs make workplace connectivity easy.
Technology is important, but the user is the decisive factor
Quite often it is the small innovative features that make the big difference. However, the wide range of options available can be quite confusing. It is always good to look at things from the user’s point of view right from the start – in business enterprises, public administration and education: Success depends on the quality of the user experience. One should never forget that it is usually the fine details that ultimately define this experience.
The following points are important when choosing a mobile device: ease of use, robustness, security, flexibility, reliability, nd connectivity. Focus your attention on these aspects and carefully look at all the details. It is also worth knowing if the potential vendor can flexibly satisfy your demands in terms of technology, product range and services. Of course, the Fujitsu Mobility Portfolio has everything you could possibly wish for. In other words: Mobility made for you.
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