RIM Announces Wireless Leadership Award Recipients
The Wireless Leadership Awards are presented to customers who have deployed innovative BlackBerry® solutions and are using wireless technology to make big improvements - whether it’s to help their customers, drive social networking for their employees or to impact the bottom line.
A list of all finalists follows below, along with a brief summary of information and results provided by each award recipient. The awards fall into three categories: Innovation In Private Sector, Innovation In Public Sector and Business Impact.
Innovation In Private Sector: This award recognizes organizations that have deployed new, innovative wireless solutions to drive business productivity.
Winner: RIDGID®, a division of Emerson™ -- RIDGID is a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, and markets its products in more than 140 countries. At RIDGID, only 10% of the sales force used to enter sales data into the company’s CRM system because it was hard work using laptops when they travelled. Now with their in-house developed application for mobile CRM for BlackBerry® smartphones, RIDGID 360, over 90% of the sales reps are entering information into the system.
* Lenel Systems International, Inc, a division of UTC Fire & Security.
Innovation In Public Sector: This award recognizes organizations that use wireless solutions in innovative ways in healthcare, public safety and government
Winner: State of Florida Department of Children and Families -- The State of Florida is revolutionizing the way its caseworkers capture and update critical information about children in foster care with an application developed in-house by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The Remote Data Capture (RDC) solution is designed to give the ability to use the camera and GPS capabilities of a BlackBerry smartphone to date-stamp photos and record field notes directly into the state’s child welfare system. The solution helps to increase the safety and wellbeing of children under the state’s protection while improving the integrity of data entered by caseworkers. Preliminary findings show caseworkers spend about 1.5 fewer hours doing paperwork and commuting to the office, which allows for more time to help children.
* Baltimore Police Department
Business Impact: This award recognizes organizations that have deployed a wireless solution that has made a significant impact on their business.
Winner: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) -- PHT is using Digital Pens from DevelopIQ and BlackBerry smartphones to complete an 80-page maternity booklet for pre and post natal care to eliminate data duplication of patient information in clinical systems. The solution allows Midwives at PHT to cut administration time from 98 minutes to 48 minutes per episode of care, and also enables midwives to enhance the patient experience during pregnancy and after care.
* Xerox Corporation
For more information on the Wireless Leadership Awards program, please visit www.attendwes.com/wla.
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