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Mobile Workforce Roundup: Recent Must-Read Posts From Fellow Community Members

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Greetings Mobile Workforce members!

What’s been big in the community in the last couple of weeks? That’s easy: 5G. Your fellow community members have written about its expected effect on the power industry, a new group studying its impact, and its role in mobility in the coming year. See below for pointers to these articles and more. Happy reading!

5G Likely Will Have a Big Effect on the Electric Power Industry, but Not for a While

By Peter Key, posted on February 10

When you hear the term “5G,” you may think of telecommunications. But the 5th generation of wireless technology, set to replace the current 4G standard, will also have a big impact on electric power. Here, Peter explains the many benefits of this technology for power coverage and quality.

5 Reasons to Align Goals and Objectives Across Teams With a Single View

By Alan King, posted on February 9

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In this article, Alan reminds readers that having core values and a mission statement and vision are all important for your business, but you must also provide teams with ways to fulfill them. He provides five suggestions for making sure those important words become working realities.

Shared Link: 5G’s Next Steps

By Paul Korzeniowski, posted on February 5

The 5G Future Forum is a group of six of the largest telecom operators in the world. Paul shares an article that describes the group’s goals and the importance of 5G, noting that 5G has the potential to dramatically change areas like field service and predictive maintenance.

Mobility in the Energy Sector in 2020

By Gary Lee, posted on February 5

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In this post, Gary asks what the coming year has in store for the energy sector. He shares 10 answers to that question, including the expansion of Android, the need to support 5G, a focus on uptime, and the collapse of traditional distribution networks for purchasing devices.

How VR Is Helping Mobile Workforces in Nuclear Power Plants

By Rakesh Sharma, posted on February 3

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just all fun and games. In fact, as Rakesh points out in this piece, training is one of the most important use cases for VR in the utility industry. This emerging technology enables companies to train employees better and more cost-effectively.

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Matt Chester on Feb 14, 2020 5:39 pm GMT

Lots of reasons to be excited in this space, for sure. Thanks for sharing, Karen. 

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