BlueFletch Named as a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

By | BlueFletch Culture & News

Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for Innovation and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community

ATLANTA — (Jan. 23, 2019) — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced BlueFletch as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize honorees at The Summit 2019 event on February 11-12, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally. Read More

BlueFletch to Introduce Enhanced Enterprise Launcher with Facial Recognition at NRF’s Big Show

By | BlueFletch Culture & News

ATLANTA, GA, Jan. 9, 2019 – BlueFletch, an Atlanta-based mobile development firm focused on building innovative solutions for enterprises, and a Zebra Technologies’ PartnerConnect Premier Independent Software Vendor (ISV), will be exhibiting in Zebra’s booth (Booth #2101) at the NRF Big Show 2019, Jan. 13-15, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

BlueFletch will demonstrate “Touchless Authentication: Fast Employee Login”, showing retailers how their associates can quickly and efficiently log into Zebra’s TC52 and TC72 devices and immediately access their applications using facial recognition technology.

  • Touchless single sign-on results in increased productivity through faster log in. With our solution, associates would only have to log in to the device once, rather than every time they open an application throughout the day. Having a simplified login process reduces helpdesk tickets related to login issues.
  • Facial recognition technology offers increased device control and accountability. Companies can lock down settings and restrict applications based on user permission levels (e.g. managers vs. associates). Logging in/out of devices creates a record of who last used or is currently in possession of a device.
  • For more information on the National Retail Federation, please visit: https://nrfbigshow.nrf.com

 

Brett Cooper, Founding Partner, BlueFletch

“We’re looking forward to showing our touchless authentication solution at NRF running on Zebra’s enterprise-class mobile devices. Finding ways to increase productivity, security, and control is a top priority for all retailers, so we’re excited to showcase a solution that can make an immediate impact.”

Richard Makerson, Founding Partner, BlueFletch
“Retail’s BIG Show is always a BIG deal for us at BlueFletch. I am personally excited to showcase the new features of our BlueFletch Enterprise Mobility Suite that take advantage of the capabilities on Zebra’s newest mobile computing devices.”

About BlueFletch
BlueFletch is team of mobile development experts dedicated to helping our enterprise clients solve business problems using mobility. Clients come to us to build mobile solutions when their IT teams lack bandwidth or available skills. Our team of 40+ experienced consultants, all based out of Atlanta, Georgia, help our clients move fast and deliver results for mobility projects that are critical to the business.

Media Contact:
Paige Pickert BlueFletch / paige.pickert@bluefletch.com / 855-529-6349

Starting a Project the Right Way

By | Enterprise Mobility, Thought Leadership

Workshops are an easy way to get projects off to the right start, which is one of the many reasons why BlueFletch encourages these engagements.

If setup and run correctly, these sessions can reveal the client’s needs, business goals, and written assumptions, while also allowing your team to better determine the cost, effort, and risks of a project. Ultimately, the goal of a workshop is to define the project roadmap and help stakeholders move from uncertainty to certainty.

Sure, there are some scenarios where a workshop may not be necessary; for example, if you have worked with a client before, know their working style and have clear documentation of the project goals, a workshop session may not be the best use of everyone’s time. However, if you’re working with a prospective or new client, workshops should strongly be encouraged. If a workshop doesn’t take place, you run the risk of misconstruing project objectives, scope and deliverables, slowing down a project (you can cover in one workshop what you might cover in 5 shorter meetings), missing an opportunity to showcase your team’s expertise and thought leadership, and most importantly – getting into business with a client that doesn’t jibe with your company’s principles and culture.

If conducted properly, workshops can bring a high level of clarity into the conversation, enabling you to understand the project requirements, functional specifications, content modeling, solution architecture, and so on. But to run an effective workshop, a degree of preparation and strategy is required beforehand.

Here’s some key points to consider leading up, during, and after the workshop:

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What’s on the Menu: Automation

By | Enterprise Mobility, Technologies

Meet Gordon, your eye-catching new barista. He’s polished, intelligent, distinguished, and here’s his greatest feature: he can make 100-200 cups of coffee an hour. His least appealing qualities you ask? He’s severely lacking interpersonal skills and has zero game. Also, there is just ONE more thing to mention about him…he’s a robotic arm. In fact, Gordon is programmed to make the perfect cup of coffee using beans from local favorites like Peets, Verve Coffee Roasters, and AKA coffee. All of you lucky singles, cafe hipsters and dark roast gurus can meet this hunk of metal at Cafe X, which opened its figurative doors earlier this year in San Francisco in hopes of providing a more efficient experience for coffee aficionados. Though more like a fully enclosed kiosk than a traditional coffee shop, Cafe X still shares the same common goal as their competitors: provide customers with a cup of coffee consistently and conveniently.

automationThe setup is simple. Customers can order their drink in advance from the Cafe X mobile app, or at one of two iPads mounted outside on site. After the cashless order is placed, Gordon begins showing off by simultaneously operating a pair of standard professional coffee machines while serving premium drinks (1-4 per minute to be exact). Once the beverage is ready, customers use the iPads to type in a four-digit order number, which was sent to them via text message or displayed on the Cafe X mobile app for iOS or Android. The Mitsubishi-built, robotic arm identifies the customer’s drink from the waiting station and then delivers their fragrant, piping hot latte within seconds. Thanks to Gordon’s artificial-intelligence software, pre-orders are taken into consideration alongside walk-in orders to ensure no one is waiting too long. Read More