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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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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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A Guide to “Marriage Counseling” for IT and Business Leaders, Part 1: Different Perspectives but the Same Goal

One of the things I’ve realized from my consulting work with enterprise leaders is that a large part of what I do is a form of “marriage counseling” between IT teams and line-of-business teams within companies. I’ve found that although we at Venado are generally known for helping enterprises create ...
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A Guide to “Marriage Counseling” for IT and Business Leaders, Part 2: Reconciling Your Differences

In Part 1 of this blog, I argued that although IT and business leaders have different perspectives of the same situation, they both want the same things. And while I use the phrase “marriage counseling” somewhat tongue-in-cheek, this really is a serious problem most companies must overcome.
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Digital Transformation isn’t Just About Technology

When we hear the phrase 'Digital Transformation,' our minds typically jump to technology. We think of modern web and mobile experiences, connected devices in our plants and fleets, and how we’ll transform our customer experience via chatbots. The technology behind those capabilities is part of the D...
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Microsoft and the Future Firstline Worker

Several Venado crew members and I recently returned from last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, Microsoft’s annual partner event. As a long-time partner of Microsoft, we were excited to hear Microsoft’s current product initiatives and vision for the future.  
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Where the Digital World Meets the Physical World: The Convergence of IT & OT

Whether you’re a technologist within your company or an operational or business leader, you’re probably aware of several significant technology trends, including the internet of things (IoT). Often, IoT is described as a massive network of connected devices and sensors that transmit data via wireles...
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Venado and National Oilwell Varco - A Case Study

NOV needed to build a highly comprehensive remote monitoring mobile application using a significant amount of an existing code base. They chose our team to GSD. What were the results? Find out in our video case study.
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Venado Technologies Announces Release of MobileRT App

AUGUST 25, 2017, DENVER, CO — Venado Technologies is pleased to announce the release of MobileRT, a mobile drilling rig monitoring solution. Built by Venado Technologies while working with the product team from National Oilwell Varco (NOV), the MobileRT app enables rig operators to experience real-t...
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Building a Business Case for Mobile

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