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Top 2016 mobile computing trends the industry needs to know: Honeywell interview

AvantiKumar | Dec. 11, 2015
Computerworld Malaysia asks Honeywell's Freddy Fam to outline what companies should include in IT planning for 2016.



Photo - The CT50 in the courier business

What are going to be the major trends driving mobile computing usage in Malaysia in 2016 and beyond?

As the middle class in Malaysia, and Asia, continues to grow, so will the corresponding rise in consumer buying power, which will have a huge impact on the country's local supply chain. Asian consumers are today filling their shopping carts with the basics as always, but because they have a bigger disposable income, they are also starting to spend more by buying middle to high-end items they didn't buy in the past.

 However, while the growing middle class buying power is undoubtedly good news, there are also challenges for retailers, suppliers and transport and logistics operators who will have to ensure that they have the right systems and mobile technologies in place to successfully manage a larger volume of single piece orders that need to be delivered to individual (and at times hard to reach) consumer addresses as opposed to traditional bulk orders to retail stores.

To help address this issue, Malaysian retailers and logistics firms should be looking to adopt advanced mobile technologies, like the Dolphin CT50 mobile computer, across their transportation operations so the existing fleet and drivers can become more efficient and make more deliveries. This means logistics providers can increase their business without adding the cost of infrastructure and extra routes on the road.


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