Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Three Customers Move to Production

Recently, three of @hand's customers have completed their implementations and moved into production use with @hand software.  The customers include:

- A large electric utility in the Great Lakes area of the U.S.
- A technical operations provider to a secure DoE facility.
- A petroleum pipeline operator. 

The implemented field mobility solutions address a variety of needs across diverse operational environments, including field maintenance, facilities management, and supply management. One best practice that @hand promoted and that these customers adopted is a multi-phased enterprise mobility strategy. As part of this strategy, @hand works with customers to deliver a near-term solution success, while working on long-range strategies that align with business objectives. 

To learn how your business could benefit from @hand's enterprise mobility software, contact us or request more information online.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Austin Listed in Top 20 Metro Areas for Tech Jobs

In a recent survey conducted by CIO magazine, Austin secured a position in the top 20 metropolitan areas for tech jobs.  Read the article
Friday, February 3, 2012

The Next Generation of Field Mobility Has Arrived

This week, @hand announced FMS 6, the sixth generation of our innovative Field Mobility System.  FMS 6 builds on the strong foundation that @hand has developed through previous releases, and it introduces exciting new opportunities for both @hand and our customers.  While the release includes a number of significant improvements, the highlight of FMS 6 is the expansion of supported platforms beyond Windows devices to the fast-growing collection of smartphones and tablets that run Apple's iOS or Google's Android operating system.  And because the new @hand application achitecture is based on HTML5, @hand FMS 6 supports the growing number of new devices that comply with the HTML5 standard.

For more information, read the press release.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

@hand Announces Version 6 of its Field Mobility System

Company announces major upgrade to its enterprise mobility software, featuring support for new mobile device platforms and a new solution architecture.

AUSTIN, Texas – February 1, 2012 - @hand, the leading provider of field mobility software solutions, announced today the release of its Field Mobility System (FMS), Version 6.0.

The new version of @hand’s software provides support for an expanded collection of mobile platforms, including Windows®, iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM, and BlackBerry® devices. FMS 6 also introduces a new managed solution framework which provides unprecedented levels of modularity and supportability for both customer and partner-developed solutions.

“FMS 6 launches a new era for our product,” according to John Cannington, CEO of @hand. “@hand’s mission has always been to empower mobile workers to perform high-value enterprise transactions on the mobile device of their choice. Version 6.0 expands our collection of supported device types, and it introduces an exciting opportunity to incorporate new user groups into the @hand ecosystem.”

With FMS 6, @hand has expanded its mobility architecture to include a new cross-platform application framework based primarily on HTML5. This architecture enables @hand solution teams, customers, and partners to deliver solutions that combine cross-platform and device-specific capabilities.

In addition to cross-platform features, FMS 6 introduces new architectural advancements to optimize solution flexibility and long-term evolution. A new modular application framework provides an improved ability to re-use application components and to deliver streamlined solutions based on customer-specific features.

“FMS 6 provides a uniquely agile mobility framework for @hand customers and partners,” said Mike Loos, @hand’s Chief Technology Officer. “Implementation teams can focus on a specific mobile application or quickly scale to accommodate a broad enterprise deployment. In all cases, the new product version ensures that @hand solutions benefit from an inclusive, powerful, and scalable foundation.”

About @hand
@hand provides enterprise customers with field mobility software for mission-critical work processes, including Enterprise Asset Management, Field Service Management and Supply Chain Management. Connecting mobile workers with core business systems, the @hand Field Mobility System (FMS) provides intuitive mobile applications that deliver powerful data collection and work processing functions, both online and offline. With support for a wide variety of industry-standard mobile devices, @hand specializes in delivering mobile solutions with the highest levels of reliability, flexibility, and user experience. To learn more, visit

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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