June 5, 2012

Mobile Madness in the Electrical Industry

You can’t turn the page in a trade magazine without seeing something about the impact of mobile to our industry – from tablets to smart phones and everything in between. Here are some of the latest articles we recommend reading:

Mobile and more

This Industrial Supply article features an interview with Court Carruthers, president of Grainger U.S., a company that is leading the mobile revolution. Grainger’s success in developing a state-of-the-art website, mobile site, and other electronic ordering capabilities demonstrates how quickly it has adopted new technology. Find out more about the keys to Grainger’s success>

Coming Soon to a Business Like Yours – Tablets

With testimonials from Sam DeNoia, owner of Smart IT Solutions, and John Hoelz, president of J.F. Nolan and creator of RepFiles, the argument for incorporating tablets into your business model has some strong proponents in the electrical industry. This IMARK Now article outlines some of the particular benefits a field sales team can leverage with tablets, top mobile applications, useful applications specific to the electrical/construction industry, tablet buying tips, and a comparison of tablets vs. laptops. Read the IMARK Now article online>

Mobile Security

While tech-giddy employees are prone to fawn over every new iThing smuggled into the workplace — devices often used in violation of company policy — IT security pros see something very different: A security breach waiting to happen. This article in Electrical Wholesaling gives you some tips on ways to ensure that doesn’t happen at your company>

Here Come Tablets. Here Come Problems.

Finally, The Wall Street Journal recently published a list of the top mistakes companies make when in regards to mobile technology that we think you’ll want to check out — No. 1: Failing to have a plan before rolling out the devices. Read the article>