ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES: Helping Enterprises Become as Smart and Connected as the World We Live In

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The greatest challenge in our increasingly connected world is successfully adopting and leveraging new technology to provide operational efficiency and agility in real-time. Despite the potential that IoT presents, it is only with the proper set of enabling technologies that enterprises can extract the full value from their IoT investments. Zebra Technologies is helping enterprises adopt a more dynamic workflow through IoT-centric sensor technology, powerful cloud computing software and connected enterprise class mobile computers. The team at Zebra Technologies is led by Anders Gustafsson, CEO.

Zebra Technologies’ products and solutions are currently used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies across the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and logistics and retail industries. Zebra’s IoT-enabled devices have improved everything from efficiency for global shipping networks to retail stocking environments. With the unparalleled visibility Zebra provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in.

Three megatrends are driving the move toward a more connected world:

  1. Data collection and analysis: Being able to gather data in real time and control or act on physical processes and information is being used successfully on a large scale.
  2. Cloud Technology: Decentralized data storage and access is now readily available at an affordable price point for both consumers and enterprises, ensuring virtually limitless amount- of storage and information is available on demand.
  3. Mobility: Adoption of mobile technology and the number of mobile-connected users have grown so rapidly that companies are constantly finding new opportunities to leverage the connected world for innovation.

Gustafsson says, “The idea of businesses connecting the physical and digital worlds to drive innovation, efficiencies, new business models and global economic growth, is the definition of the intelligent enterprise.” Zebra’s broad range of differentiated products, deep understanding of its customers and productive R&D ensure that the company offers highly relevant solutions globally that enable businesses to take advantage of these key technology trends when building their own intelligent enterprise.

The idea of businesses connecting the physical and digital worlds to drive innovation, efficiencies and global economic growth, is the intelligent enterprise.

In 2016, Zebra Technologies was named one of Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” for ongoing dedication to innovation, company culture and employee relations. Since the acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business in October 2014, Zebra has initiated “One Zebra” which provides culture clubs and workshops led by employee volunteers. One Zebra aims to successfully drive a common language among employees while also aligning with company values.

Gustafsson says, “This strategic acquisition combined complementary offerings of two industry leaders in asset tracking solutions to make Zebra a market leader in Enterprise Asset Intelligence.”

This powerful combination has enabled Zebra to introduce innovative solutions such as the TC8000 enterprise mobile computer, a warehousing wearable technology that will drive significant gains in productivity and decreases worker fatigue with its ergonomic design. In 2016, Zebra also introduced the next evolution in enterprise mobile computing: the TC5 Series touch mobile computers.

Zebra also recently announced its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. The appointment of Tom Bianculli as CTO was a strategic move to address the increasing demand for visibility solutions and expand the impact of Zebra’s innovation across industries.

In the coming years, Zebra will continue to work toward realizing its company’s vision to create a smarter, more connected global business community, together with its partners, to offer better operational visibility to customers.