Mobility Solutions Pavilion

Welcome to the Mobility Solutions pavilion. Below you will find leading vendors and/or their implementation partners in New Zealand. Click on any vendors of interest to see a showcase of their relevant local case studies, thought leadership articles, recent news stories, and product and industry insights. Use the advanced search facility in the menu bar to search for relevant content across the industries and solution types that you are researching. Also check the iStart event diary for local industry events. All vendors showcased have local representation and actively support clients in Australia, and so will be glad to assist with your enquiries.


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Mobility has become such a ubiqitous expectation from consumers and business executives alike that this category of solution needs some definition.

The following is sourced from Wikipedia:

Mobile Computing is “taking a computer and all necessary files and software out into the field”.[1] Mobile computing is any type of computing which use Internet or intranet and respective communications links, as WAN, LAN, WLAN etc. Mobile computers may form a wireless personal network or a piconet.

There are at least three different classes of mobile computing items:

  • portable computers, compacted lightweight units including a full character set keyboard and primarily intended as hosts for software such as laptops, notebooks, notepads, etc.
  • mobile phones including a restricted numeric key set primarily intended but not restricted to for vocal communications, as cell phones, smart phones, phonepads, etc.
  • wearable computers, mostly limited to functional keys and primarily intended as incorporation of software agents, as watches, wristbands, necklaces, keyless implants, etc.

Obviously, there are elements of mobility in every modern software solution.

We focus here on the more tightly defined fourth category applying to industrial usage of mobile computers or hand held devices. These are used to scan or capture transaction data at the point of movement through various stages in a supply chain process – usually this is in or around warehouse or distribution centre operations, but also in many other field settings.

Implementations encompass the hardware device layer, the communications layer (e.g. via 3G/4G GPRS, 802.11 Wi-Fi or RF signals), and the integration layer with legacy ERP or other systems.

Factors to consider include appropriate ruggedness of equipment versus ease of use, simplicity of application design to mirror physical processes, on- and off-line application behaviour, battery life and software/hardware support processes.


Open source driving data market

How open source is driving the big data market

nz-opinion-article |June 28, 2017 | Steve Singer
There is a clear split between legacy and next- generation approaches to software development, writes Steve Singer...
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No longer is it ‘the more the merrier’: How the API story is changing

nz-opinion-article |May 1, 2017 | Maurizio Canton
Selectivity has to emerge in an increasingly crowded environment, writes Maurizio Canton…
telecom transformation

Society, change and challenge: Charting telecoms transformation

nz-opinion-article |July 26, 2016 | Paul Budde
In a new report, respected industry analyst Paul Budde provides fascinating insights relevant to both sides of the Tasman…

The future calls for 2degrees

nz-opinion-article |April 19, 2016 | Paul Budde
Amid speculation that Australian telco Vocus will soon acquire New Zealand’s 2degrees, telecoms analyst Paul Budde considers why 2degrees remains unprofitable and what its options are from here…

Defining the new generation of digital disruptors

nz-opinion-article |August 27, 2015 | John Ascroft
In industries from finance to utilities, the same familiar forces are pushing companies into digital business transformation says John Ascroft from Jade Software...
Future technology

Digital disruption: a millennial’s perspective

nz-opinion-article |June 16, 2015 | Ben Kepes
Technology evangelist, commentator and investor Ben Kepes takes a fresh look at digital disruption through the eyes of his 15-year-old son Yonni Kepes...[View as PDF]
Fast fibre road

Follow the fast fibre road

nz-opinion-article |January 28, 2015 | Paul Budde
The internet of things may feel like it only uses wireless technology but in reality it relies on big pipes and banks of servers. Paul Budde explores what we need to do in order to arrive at the smart cities of the future...
Digital brain

Why IT must start with the digital human

nz-opinion-article |January 28, 2015 | Peter Sondergaard
Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research at Gartner, told more than 8500 CIOs and IT leaders that they must now design, resource and deploy for a world that’s digital-first...
Apple watch

Apple Matters: Watches in this space

nz-opinion-article |December 8, 2014 | Mark Webster
While the Apple Watch is not available for purchase over here yet, Mark Webster discusses the impact it might have and reviews three alternatives...
Mobile tools

Whitepaper: Enabling enterprise mobility through people-centric IT

nz-research-articles |November 28, 2014 | Intergen
Multi-device workplaces are creating new challenges for IT, but by implementing a people-centric management approach businesses can satisfy both the needs of their users and their governance and security requirements…

What will ‘connected living’ look like?

nz-research-articles |September 16, 2014 | Frost & Sullivan
Massive technology-led disruption across all industries globally, driven by the rapid proliferation of connected devices and services, is moving everyone and everything towards a state of ‘connected everything’. Research firm Frost & Sullivan gives an overview of the nascent ‘connected living’ market...[View as a PDF]

How will we power the data economy?

nz-opinion-article |August 29, 2014 | Paul Budde
Subject matter expert Paul Budde explains why building the right ICT infrastructure is of national importance to the region’s future success…
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How to plug into the internet of things

nz-feature-article |August 28, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Need to track your vehicles? Or monitor water? The internet of things delivers an extraordinary opportunity to connect and network all manner of things, but how?..[View as PDF]

Has the spark gone out of the telco business?

nz-feature-article |June 26, 2014 | Bill Bennett
Telcos are facing a swathe of new challenges from technological change, global over-the-top content providers and a new era of regulation and market intervention. Bill Bennett asks where is the telco business going?...[View as PDF]
mobile ERP

Whitepaper: The rise of mobile access to your ERP data

nz-research-articles |January 27, 2014 | Epicor Software Corporation
Mobile users are increasingly demanding ease of access to ERP information to perform their jobs on any device at any time...
Mobile applications concept

Appealing Apps: 10 of the best for business

nz-feature-article |October 2, 2013 | Clare Coulson
With more than 1000 apps being submitted to the Apple App Store each day, not to mention those created for Android, the apposphere is a fast-changing environment so Clare Coulson puts a few of the best apps in the spotlight...[View as PDF]

Survey reveals retailers on the back foot

nz-research-articles |September 11, 2013 | Clare Coulson
Motorola Retail Survey: Technology savvy shoppers know more about products than staff, forcing retailers to catch up.

2013 iStart ICT Investment Intentions Survey

nz-research-articles |September 9, 2013 | Hayden McCall
Mobilising management is the key objective of IT investment plans for 2013 says iStart's annual investment survey. The mid-market is investing in mobile business intelligence while small business is doing more with less in the cloud.
How not tot bring your own disaster

Considerations and best practices for BYOD

nz-feature-article |June 11, 2013 | iStart
While not every organisation has a formal bring-your-own device program, every organisation should develop policies and processes regarding the use of personal devices for work. Citrix offers some best practices to consider when defining and implementing BYOD...[View as PDF]
Telco update

Telco update: 2013 trends to watch

nz-opinion-article |March 28, 2013 | Paul Brislen
It sounds like a date from the far-flung future – 2013 – but here it is, ready or not and Paul Brislen says the telco space will no doubt have a few surprises in the year ahead...
Mobile phone retail

Making BYOD a success in retail

nz-opinion-article |January 7, 2013 | Mobico
Retail BYOD shifts the focus of the retail assistant from expertise to enablement, but will the customer journey suffer? Aldas Palubinskas discusses this up and coming trend...
digital wallet

Ditching the leather: mobile wallets here to stay?

nz-feature-article |December 12, 2012 | Clare Coulson
We’ve been talking about digital wallets for years, but now they are actually here Clare Coulson takes a look at the payments landscape and asks if we will be putting away our wallets for good...[View as PDF]
in store retail technology

In-store retail in death spiral

nz-feature-article |December 12, 2012 | David McNickel
Supply chain integration: As competition between online and in-store heats up, many organisations are evaluating technology to improve their customer journey – and finding in-store is delivering increased profits and productivity. David McNickel investigates.....[View as PDF]
would you like an app with that feature

Would you like an app with that?

nz-feature-article |December 12, 2012 | Clare Coulson
If you’re in business then you gotta have an app, right? Well, maybe. Before you rush out and build your new mobile application you need to decide just how your new solution fits into your overall business strategy...[View as PDF]

Win the omni-channel battle

nz-research-articles |November 7, 2012 | Motorola Solutions
Over the last decade the land of traditional retail has been overrun by the internet and broadband revolution. Now, instead of resisting, savvy retailers are turning the invasion to their advantage...

The best of the bank apps

nz-feature-article |September 14, 2012 | Jonathan Cotton
The rise of the consumer bank app has well and truly taken place, and why shouldn’t it have? We can do everything else on our phones these days, it makes sense that we should be able to move our money around, when we’re on the move, too. But are all banking apps created equal? What’s on offer from the big names? And what’s in it for enterprise? iStart decided to find out...
Smartphone apps

The ultimate guide to smartphone app testing

nz-feature-article |September 12, 2012 | Jae Russell
So the hard yards of your smartphone application design and development are complete. Now it’s time to put it in the appstore, sit back, and watch the money roll in, right? Well, not so fast. At the mercy of a very public user-feedback system and with a host of complex variables to take into account, smart app developers know that thorough testing of that clever new product can mean the difference between outrageous success and painful obscurity in the marketplace...[View as PDF]
The allure of mobile apps

The allure of mobile apps

nz-feature-article |May 28, 2012 | iStart
And a six-step reality check you should complete before being seduced by shiny enterprise app extensions and sexy gadgets....[View as PDF]
iPhone used in bed

You don’t need a mobile strategy

nz-opinion-article |March 13, 2012 | Gerry McGovern
Mobile is a platform. It is a tactic, not a strategy. What you need is a strategy for the connected customer. Gerry McGovern explains...
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BYOD – Mobility goes viral

nz-feature-article |February 28, 2012 | iStart
A year ago it was the development no employer wanted to know about; now, it’s the movement every employer has to deal with. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) computing is the trend du jour, but is it really the Holy Grail of increased productivity, customer engagement and happy employees? Or are we just nearing the peak of inflated expectations before the inevitable trough of disillusionment?...[View as PDF]

How to build mobile apps – tips and pitfalls from the experts

nz-feature-article |May 10, 2011 | Belinda Simcox
The move from the desktop internet computing of the 90s to the new era of mobile internet is happening with unprecedented velocity - eight times as fast as the PC web was adopted...[View as PDF]
4g future of mobile

2014 earliest possible date for real 4G

nz-feature-article |December 21, 2010 | Nigel Horrocks
True 4G offers the hope of blistering mobile broadband speeds, but it can’t happen until access to the spectrums currently occupied by analogue TV are released – and that’s a few years away yet...[View as PDF]

‘Please sir, can I have some more productivity…?’

nz-opinion-article |December 23, 2009 | Mobico
GM of leading NZ mobile solutions provider Mobico, Aldas Palubinskas, is passionate about productivity. He discusses how leading NZ businesses can achieve real world productivity gains and how they can get the dickens out of their day…
Businessman using a tablet

THRIVE despite the recession with mobile solutions

nz-opinion-article |September 21, 2009 | Johanna Bennett
Current rhetoric is still focused on surviving the recession, but fortunes have been built in bad times. Mobico's Aldas Palubinskas talks to Johanna Bennett about how business can thrive by focusing on managing the job - with a little help from mobile technology...
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Clunky mobile devices evolve into savvy, elegant tools

nz-opinion-article |June 23, 2009 | Johanna Bennett
Mobile solutions can radically improve business processes, and make and save companies’ big dollars, says mobile solutions specialist Mobico…




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