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The mobile workforce, including those working in challenging or hazardous business environments, are frequently using consumer mobile devices (smartphones, tablets and laptops) with a bespoke app or two inside a – supposedly – rugged case, or the variety of devices preferred by military engineers. One is ‘under-specced’, the other is ‘over-specced’. Most enterprises ignore the ‘goldilocks’ centre.

This webinar will discuss how industries that are equipping fieldwork staff, and others working in challenging business situations, with mobile devices are counting the cost of using the wrong kit. Join us to discover how best to go about selecting devices for your organisation and learn from those that are getting it right.

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Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Enterprise IT, Incisive Media

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Graeme works across a portfolio that includes Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.

 

James Summers

James Summers

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Conker

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James Summers is the founder and CEO of Conker, a British producer of business rugged tablet, screen and mobile systems, that provides assured and tailored services for successful digital transformation. In his role as CEO, James is responsible for setting and delivering Conker’s growth strategy. This means driving innovation and providing consultancy across its portfolio of clients. He founded Conker in May 2008 on the premise that he was fed up with seeing businesses repeatedly let down by bad technology. James has a passion for business growth, and how technology underpins economic development. He is a strong advocate that technology has to be right for the business; as bad technology can destroy value.

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Andrew Hobbs

Content Strategist & Research Analyst, Enterprise Technology

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Andrew is an enterprise technology writer, editor, publisher, strategist and consultant; illuminating digital transformation in the connected world and educating businesses on the opportunities and challenges presented by cloud and edge computing, the Internet of Things, automation, AI, and Big Data. He is a former Editor and Publisher of Internet of Business and now oversees Incisive Works’ enterprise technology thought-leadership content creation, including multimedia digital experiences, whitepapers, webinars, videos, and podcasts

 

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Brett Cooper

Senior Geotechnical Software Specialist, Fugro

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Brett is a Chartered Geologist with over 22 years industry expertise in land and marine geotechnical ground investigation and site characterisation. In an industry that has and is becoming increasingly competitive, Brett has focussed on driving innovations in data capture and data management, and has extensive experience in using rugged mobile technology in underground, above ground and marine environments.

 

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