FedEx is testing a wireless system designed to free its drivers from having to return to their trucks to get information or receive new pick-up requests. The test includes AT&T Wireless' GPRS network and Bluetooth connections between a driver's handheld device and a smart phone, and will tell a driver about pick-up requests in a building in which he's making a delivery.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
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