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Get the Most Out of Your Legacy Applications with Digital Training

Do you have legacy applications in the field that cause more problems than they solve? You might have had great aspirations when developing and deploying your application, but now it could be costing you far more than it ever saved. This article will explore how to get more out of the legacy applica...
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Successfully Navigate Application & Device Migrations

Upgrading legacy mobile applications and devices is always a challenge for organizations with large firstline workforces. Key trends -  such as the shift from Windows-based to Android rugged device operating systems, as well as the need to update antiquated application user experience - are ratcheti...
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Improve Field Worker Training Effectiveness with a Blended Approach

Training firstline workers is a process full of challenges. One-and-done classroom training and static tools, such as PowerPoint slides, aren’t effective. Combined with pulling workers out of the field for training, this process becomes expensive and wasteful.
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Understanding the Benefits of Digital Mobile Training for Firstline Workers

Does your team waste time training and re-training? Or worse, is your team unable to do their jobs effectively due to poor training? Traditional (read: old school) methods like one-and-done classroom training aren’t effective for these workers. Static tools, such as PowerPoint slides aren’t impactfu...
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Take a Cue From YouTube When it Comes to Training Your Firstline Workers

Effective training for firstline workers is essential. As we explored previously, many companies fail to hit the mark on training their field workers.  Utilizing mobile video is one solution to providing effective training to your field force—this blog explores why you should take a cue from popular...
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5 Mistakes Organizations Make When Training Their Field Workers on Digital Applications

Effective training is essential for the productivity and success of frontline workers. Without it, workers won’t use their digital solutions correctly—or at all—hurting productivity and efficiency throughout the organization. We’re going to explore a few common mistakes organizations make when train...
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Benefits of Digital Training and Adoption Technology for Firstline Workers

Firstline workers are, as the name suggests, the front line employees for many large companies. They can be drivers out making deliveries, technicians in the field making repairs, hospitality staff helping customers, or workers performing any number of other firstline duties. These workers are the l...
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The Growing Skills Gap in Firstline Mobile Workforces

Organizations with large field forces today face workforce challenges they haven’t in the past. Experienced workers are retiring, there are fewer skilled workers looking for jobs, and firms are struggling to maintain essential organizational knowledge during this shift. This blog examines the growin...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Poor Implementation and Support

Your firstline workers face critical challenges and you need business results. What’s the solution? In many cases, technology is an excellent remedy—but only if it’s developed and implemented correctly. In other blogs, we’ve discussed common reasons digital solutions for mobile workers fail, includi...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Designing Solutions From the Boardroom

Digital solutions can solve critical challenges among firstline workforces, but these initiatives often fail. In our last blog, we discussed one reason why such initiatives fail: skipping strategic planning and diving right into development. Another common reason for failure is not getting enough in...
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Why Digital Initiatives Fail: Skipping Strategy & Planning

Digital solutions can solve critical challenges among firstline workforces, but these initiatives often fail. This is the first of a three-part series in which we discuss the reasons why. Technology should solve a specific problem, with measures of success clearly defined. When you skip this step an...
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Welcome Eugene Signorini - Vice President

Venado is pleased to announce that Eugene Signorini has joined the executive team as VP of Digital Innovation & Strategy. Gene brings more than 20 years of digital and emerging technology expertise as a strategist, consultant and thought leader to the Venado team and our clients.  He most recently l...
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Innovating for IT/OT Success

In a previous post, we discussed the convergence of IT and OT (operational technology) and the necessity for companies to prepare for this transformation. In our work with clients, however, it’s clear that most organizations have no formal approach for introducing IT into OT environments. This blog ...
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3 Myths of Training Mobile Workers in the Digital Evolution

In the ongoing evolution of digital in enterprise, we uncover many opinions about the best way to deploy technology to field workers. Often, these opinions were formed over many years and date back to when technology was less pervasive. The good news is that we, as a society, have moved past the que...
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Improving Firstline Worker User Experiences to Drive Business Outcomes

At Venado, our passion is helping customers solve important business problems through emerging technology – where mobile workers meet the physical world. We refer to these workers as “firstline workers”: mobile employees who engage with customers and interact with mission-critical physical assets da...
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