Jiff: Employees ready for wearables – but employers need to overcome reticence

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A new piece of research from enterprise health platform provider Jiff argues that employees are ready for wearable devices in the workplace.

The report, which collates data from 14 large employers spanning almost two years of continuous data collection and almost 250,000 employees, shows that 31% were already offering wearable devices for tracking physical activity to their employees, with the number expected to go up to 54% by 2018. To put this in perspective, more employers surveyed...

By James Bourne, 24 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Workplace.

Wearables are secure enough for the enterprise – but only with the right policies in place

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It’s no longer a matter of “if” but “when” for mass adoption of wearables in the enterprise. Whilst they haven’t been mass adopted by consumers, they have a huge opportunity in the enterprise, and the number of organisations already integrating wearable technology into their networks has nearly doubled since 2014 – increasing from 13% to 24%.

Although smartwatches have similar capabilities to...

By Paul Jarrett, 15 November 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, Security, Workplace.

Two examples of how enterprise wearables are starting to make their mark

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ABI Research has argued in its latest note that wearables in the manufacturing and field services verticals represent one quarter of devices shipped to end users in 2016, while video collaboration software developer Pristine says that more than half of its customers have moved from pilot programs to full-scale production deployments with its smart glasses range.

The forecast from ABI Research notes that shipments of enterprise wearable will increase threefold to top 35 million units in...

By Wearable Tech, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Eyewear, Workplace.

This company has just been named the enterprise wearable device of the year

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US-based Vuzix-owned next generation M300 Smart Glasses has been awarded the Enterprise Wearable Device of the Year by Compass Intelligence, a market analytics and consulting firm that specializes in metrics-driven market intelligence, advisory, marketing support, and insights for the mobile, IoT, and high-tech industries.

The Vuzix M300 is designed to address customer feedback from more than two years of productive use of the earlier M100 Smart Glasses. Its advanced ergonomic design and...

By Wearable Tech, 13 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Enterprise, Workplace.

Enterprise wearable scanner shipments to hit almost 22 million by 2021

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Wearable devices were pictured predominantly as fitness trackers by many among us; but now these gadgets have moved out of the gym and entered into offices in the form of wearable scanners. The adoption of these gadgets has seen a tremendous growth all these years and is expected to soar more in the future.

A recently published report titled ‘Enterprise Wearable Scanner and Reader Technologies’, from ABI Research illustrates the rapid expansion of the worldwide wearable...

By Wearable Tech, 27 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Workplace.

How augmented reality and wearables can ‘re-skill’ the workforce

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Headlines shouting “Brexit” have dominated the news of late and many analysts have characterized the vote as an “angry outcry” by working class citizens who’ve lost ground financially due to globalisation.

While that interpretation is debatable, it seems indisputable that globalisation has displaced a significant number of workers in many first-world countries. Workers in third-world countries have aspirations to skilled jobs, but may lack access to...

By Dr. Fridolin Wild, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Enterprise, Virtual Reality, Workplace.

Adoption of smart glasses technology in the enterprise steadily building

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A survey conducted by the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA), in collaboration with Vital Enterprises, has revealed that adoption of smart glasses could benefit enterprise environments.

Where enterprises in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences and manufacturing sectors are the earliest adopters of the smart glasses technology, the survey shows that adoption of the technology is steadily building.

42% of the enterprises surveyed stated that they will adopt the...

By Wearable Tech, 23 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Eyewear, Virtual Reality, Workplace.

Why insurers are moving towards wearable tech and big data

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Quadrant Information Services, a technology supplier to property and casualty carriers, has argued that the insurance industry is being transformed by big data analysis and miniaturised data collection devices with the phenomenon impacting both health insurance and auto insurance.

A recent study by research group Strategy Meets Action revealed that though only three percent of health insurers are currently using wearable devices to help set individual rates, approximately 22% of health...

By Wearable Tech, 08 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Workplace.

Field force 2.0: The rise of the connected worker

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At this very moment, I am sitting here in an aeroplane suffering from technical issues which are leaving the maintenance crew scratching their heads. I can’t help but think, if there were an easy way for the maintenance staff to have quick access to troubleshooting documents, notes, or the ability to quickly call an expert, I may have already taken off on my flight home.

Today more than ever, our field service professionals are tasked with understanding, diagnosing, and repairing,...

By AJ Bubb, 16 May 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Workplace.