Verizon Case Studies

ArborMetrics Solutions, Inc. Case Study

ArborMetrics Solutions (AMS) is a leading vegetation management service company in North America. With its arborists constantly on the go, covering tens of thousands of distribution line miles across multiple states, using pen and paper to note job schedules and provide status updates proved to be inefficient and time-consuming. In an effort to improve workers' efficiency, AMS set out to find a mobile computing solution that offered both the durability needed to withstand harsh weather, such as snowstorms and hurricanes, and a reliable, fast 3G connection that enabled real-time collaboration among team members, regardless of location. After careful consideration, the company deployed approximately 80 Panasonic Toughbook® 19 convertible tablets with Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-In. Thanks to the Toughbook 19 and the Verizon Wireless 3G network, AMS has a mobile computing solution that reliably operates regardless of the work environment and keeps mobile workers connected to critical data in real time. This solution allows AMS to provide its customers with a greater and more reliable level of service, helping to ensure the power stays on for millions of Americans.

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System Case Study

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System (FMH) in Western Maryland consists of a hospital, cancer treatment center, ambulatory services and a home health hospice organization. As a patient transfers from the emergency room to an in-patient setting to home care, practitioners need access to up-to-the-minute data to make sure patients are getting the quality care they need.

However, home healthcare providers recorded data with pen and paper, which didn't allow for continuity or communication with other departments. To address this issue, the IS team deployed Panasonic Toughbook® T Series with Verizon Wireless mobile broadband for all home healthcare services. David Quirke, VP, CIO explains, "You have to focus on a solution that gives you a solid hardware platform, a reliable connectivity to your home health agency… and the solution with Panasonic and Verizon wireless, for us, was that answer."

The investment has paid off. FMH was recently awarded with a HIMSS stage 6 for EMR adoption. That puts them in the top 1% of hospitals for electronic medical record adoption nationwide, and most importantly, their patients receive better, more consistent care.

Marketing Werks Case Study

Based in Chicago, IL, Marketing Werks is the largest independent experimental marketing firm in the United States. It creates mobile and event marketing campaigns for major consumer brands. Its field team is primarily on the road, executing events that range from large-scale mobile marketing experiences to guerilla marketing demonstrations. After experiencing failure rates of over 50 percent with standard, non-rugged laptops with external wireless broadband cards, Marketing Werks began looking for a laptop with an exceptional mobile broadband solution that could stand up to the abuse of constant travel and hundreds of consumer interactions a day. The team deployed Toughbook 52 notebooks with Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-In, which reduced laptop failure rates from over 50 to less than 3 percent. The company has received excellent Mobile Broadband coverage on the Verizon Wireless 3G network, which has increased productivity and helped employees remain connected. Now with 135 Toughbook 52 laptops deployed in the field, Marketing Werks considers Panasonic and Verizon Wireless valued partners in its success.

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