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Zebra Technologies named leader in rugged mobile devices market by IDC

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 18 Dec 2020

IDC has named Zebra Technologies Corporation as a leader in the 2020 IDC MarketScape report for Rugged Mobile Devices.

The company was recognised for various strengths, including its wide range of rugged mobile devices, numerous support features and services, in-house developed enterprise software suite and solution ecosystem, and LifeGuard for Android extended security solution that delivers security and patch updates for up to 10 years.

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Zebra Technologies purpose-built rugged device portfolio features both Android and Windows mobile computers including handheld computers, wearables, dedicated scanners, tablets and detachables that offer enterprise-grade connectivity, scanning and voice capabilities.

The devices are designed for customers of all sizes in warehousing, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, utilities, healthcare, and public safety, with a portfolio tiered by capability and features giving customers the opportunity to select the solution that best suits their needs.

All of Zebra Technologies Android-based mobile devices are supported by its Mobility DNA software suite of end-user applications, application development tools and utilities.

These tools are designed to allow businesses to maximise the return on investment by increasing worker productivity, simplifying management, strengthening security and reducing training and adoption time.

The company is also a participant in the Android Enterprise Recommended program, ensuring its Android devices will receive timely security updates and operating system support.

Recognising Zebra Technologies' ongoing commitment

Zebra Technologies regional director of Australia and New Zealand Tom Christodoulou says, “Zebra Technologies is thrilled to be positioned as a leader in the 2020 IDC MarketScape for Rugged Mobile Devices.

"We have customers from a broad list of industries leveraging our tablets and mobile computers to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business.

"Being positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape shines a light on our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative hardware and software solutions that help our customers make every worker and asset visible, connected and optimised.”

IDC recommends Zebra Technologies

The IDC MarketScape report recommends that enterprise organisations consider Zebra Technologies high on their list of potential providers if they are looking to deploy a variety of rugged mobile devices that address multiple dedicated use cases.

Most of Zebra Technologies device offerings cater to high-volume scanning and asset management mobile use cases, although device offerings are sufficiently varied and tiered to provide customers with a broad range of options to meet their specific needs.

The IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market.

The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market.

It provides a framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.

The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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