The Challenge & Success of a Major Federal Agency Migration

HL Group recently completed the total migration of a mobile asset inventory solution for a federal agency.  The goal of the migration was to move their solution to the latest mobile devices and enhanced functionality – without loss of production.  While doing so, they needed to preserve their current…

The Balance of Does and Can

When we’re talking automation projects, I’m not sure that there are two words that have bigger impact on the success of your project than Does and Can.  There is an understanding – and balance – that really needs to be achieved when it comes to these terms. Like almost…

Finding Money In Your Assets

It’s Tax Season.  So like many Americans, I’m taking a closer look at my finances than I usually do.  Many things cost more this year than last year.  A few things cost less.  And some areas where I put my money in the past don’t seem to be garnering…

The Importance of Condition

I was recently reminded that just because you own something doesn’t mean that you can use it. The warmer temperatures and hope for Spring got me thinking about getting out and doing something that I haven’t done in years – rollerblading.    I’ll admit, as someone who recently hit 50,…

BIG DATA is Driving Edge Computing

Over 90% of the world’s data was generated in the last two years.  Can you believe that?  What’s more, the speed of that data harvesting is only increasing each year – and will continue that trend for our lifetime. Data, unlike manufactured goods or other tangible items, is plentiful. …

Mobile Automation Streamlines North Pole Distribution Operations

Two years ago, we profiled an organization and their supply chain challenges.  They introduced automation and mobile technologies to help improve operations.  The success of the early initiatives and the ease with which their staff took to the new tools encouraged this team to seek additional opportunities for mobile…

Mobile Devices, Changing Platforms & Migration

It’s inevitable. Just when you think you have everything in place – something changes. Nothing stays in place for long – especially in the world of technology. But how you approach the dynamics of these situations can have a big impact on your team, your production – and your…

Zero Tolerance for Errors – Is it Possible?

“Zero tolerance for errors.” “No room for mistakes.” While phrases like these may sound like the rally cries of a bunch of perfectionists – we’ve actually had them as requirements in solutions from some of our clients. True story. But is this even remotely achievable? Ask a recovering perfectionist,…

Windows versus Android – Which is the Better Approach?

Last week, I talked about our decision to leverage Windows 10 as our initial tablet operating system offering. We made this decision after internal research across Windows 10, Android and iOS options – and the impact to our clients and partners. Each of these operating systems (O/S) is somewhat…

Casually Connected – Is This the Best Way?

When you hear the term “casually connected”, you might think it’s a reference to social relationships. Obviously (hopefully) we’re not talking about the relationship with your spouse or significant other. When we say Casual Connection around our offices, we’re talking about the relationship between your mobile device and your…