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WHEN THE GOING
GETS TOUGH, THE
SMART GET ANDROID
am not sure what Microsoft is up to these days, what with the Windows 10 OS
that can only be described as an ongoing fiasco inducing serious tear-your-
own-hair-out-syndrome, and the withdrawal from continuing support for the
warehouse operating systems Windows Mobile and Windows CE, but I am happy
to report that knights in shining armour, such as this issue’s cover advertiser
Ivanti, are taking up the challenge and driving despairing users towards the ever-
developing Android platform.
To quote from the cover article (page 16): “Today’s warehousing professionals
face big changes in the way warehouses, distribution centres and the entire
supply chain operates – from the increase in customer service requirements
to more facilities and larger spaces – but one of the most pressing challenges
the sector is facing is Android adoption, with Windows Mobile and Windows CE
nearing end of support.”
As every one of ‘today’s warehousing professionals’ can tell you, delivery time
windows are shrinking, customers are getting more and more demanding, and
competition from cloud-sitting distributors is always on your back. The last thing
you need is an operating system that imposes its own archaic demands on the way
you conduct your business – there are not enough headache tablets in the known
universe to make you want to continue putting up with Microsoft’s corporate inanity.
So I say, good riddance, Windows, and hello Android. Not a moment too soon.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR FORKLIFT?
MHD magazine and Transport & Logistics News’ biannual Forklift Survey has
concluded, and the results offer a revealing insight into the thoughts, opinons
and desires of today’s forklift users. Thank you to the scores of respondents who
completed the survey (the largest number ever, I think), and you can read about
the feedback on page 6.
And as always, enjoy reading your MHD magazine!
MHD FROM THE EDITOR
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