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    Why Your Small Business Should Make Friends With Alexa

    Alexa is an ideal employee. She's tireless, knowledgeable, always there to help, she never gets upset, and while you might have to repeat yourself a time or two, she typically gets your message. And while you don't have to give her health insurance, or overtime, Alexa will require a lot of upkeep, and the occasional software update.   Read More...

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    Read About the Latest Software for Small Businesses

    One of the latest software to hit the market for small businesses/startups is the SAP Anywhere. Small businesses/startups can sometimes have as many as ten employees. But managing multiple functions such as inventory tracking, asset tracking, and orders can be a huge challenge for small businesses.Rise of cloud based platformsCloud platforms are revolutionizing small businesses in a big way.   Read More...

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    LimeBike Streamlines Bike Rentals with QR Codes

    Businesses are coming up with ways to implement QR codes well beyond linking the end-user to information on a product. Following the trend of QR codes being used as payment solutions, U.S. bicycle rental startup LimeBike is doing much more with their QR rollout than simply launching a webpage on a customer's smartphone.LimeBike launched in early 2017 with $12 million in venture capital funding, quickly rolling out public bike rentals in Key Biscayne, Florida and Greensboro, North Carolina.They'r...  Read More...

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    Apple iOS11 Set to Accelerate Adoption of QR Codes

    It’s no secret that America adopted the use of QR codes later than other countries. Despite their launch earlier on in 2011, their usage in print newspaper and magazines did them no justice, and they were mostly unpopular. In China and India, QR Codes usage is very popular with platforms such as Alipay and WeChat scanning them for mobile payments, adding friends and downloading other programs.   Read More...

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    Drones are Using QR Codes for Automated Inventory Counts

    If you've been watching the recent developments in drone technology, it's become clear that autonomous flying assistants are being adopted in an expanding number of industries. They deliver food, fly security circuits, and even support EMTs with mounted defibrillator units. After several ringing successes, it's only natural that other industries will be experimenting to find where drones can fit into their business practices as well.   Read More...

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    Latest News on QR Codes for Business: Visa Now Uses QR Codes as a Payment Solution

    Perhaps you're used to thinking about QR codes as being a way to merely read URL's through a smartphone. This hasn't really changed here in America, though you're seeing other uses over the last couple of years, including asset tracking. Visa picked up on this recently and realized the potential behind using these codes as a quicker payment system.On an international scale, this is significant, since Visa's mVisa arm now turns to Cambodia where they'll debut a QR code payment system for all busi...  Read More...

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    Facts about GPS tracking using QR codes, RFID/NFC, Bluetooth & SMS

    We get regular questions about how our GPS tracking solution works and how it compares to other solutions on the market. It’s a great question and one that confuses a lot of people who misunderstand the capabilities and limitations of the different technologies upon which solutions are based.We created this article to quickly explain the different technologies, how they work, their limitations and where best to apply them.Introduction to Asset Tracking TechnologiesHere’s a list of the most commo...  Read More...

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    The real reason SMBs switch to cloud apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Learn the real reason SMB customers choose cloud apps. GoCodes partnered with GetApp to commission a survey designed to determine the real reason small to medium sized (SMB) businesses choose cloud apps over installed solutions. Here are the results.Get the full details here.Here are five other factors to consider when purchasing installed software.   Read More...

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    GoCodes Issued US Patent for Technology System to Facilitate Return of Lost or Stolen Assets

    For immediate release 4/8/2015 8:33 AM Central Daylight Time MINNETONKA, MN — On March 10, 2015, GoCodes, Inc. was granted a utility patent (8,973,813) by the United States Patent Office for an invention which enables individuals and organizations to securely track and recover lost and stolen assets through the use of web-software, smartphones and Quick Response (QR) bar codes. Following the invention, GoCodes developed two lost and found solutions: one aimed at helping consumers and the other a...  Read More...

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    Can lost or misplaced evidence foil a legal case?

    The short answer is yes.It turns out that misplacing evidence is not that uncommon and the consequences can be devastating. A recent case in Santa Fe, Texas, required dismissing murder charges against a woman when the county prosecutors could not find crucial pieces of evidence in time for the trial. Hours after the dismissal, the misplaced evidence was found, but the accused had already been dismissed from jail.   Read More...

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    iPhone 6 & iOS 8 Support for NFC/RFID Communications Opens New Possibilities for Asset Tracking

    So you heard that Apple's latest phone & mobile operating system, iOS 8, includes support for contactless payments using Near Field Communication (NFC) and now your ready to start using your iPhone to start scanning RFID Asset Tags. Hold your horses! Even though iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 includes support for NFC/RFID it's not yet available for third party developers.   Read More...

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    8 Ways QR Codes Are Used by Businesses

    It is becoming clearer and clearer that the key to growth and success in business is the management of data. With efficient data management, a company or an organization can save time and resources. One of the newer technologies that every business should become familiar with is the Quick Response Code, more commonly referred to QR Codes.   Read More...

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    Total QR Code Scans Increase 20% : Scanlife Q1 2014 Report

    Mobile engagement is rapidly increasing, and at 21.8 million scans this quarter, activity is up 20 percent over last year. More and more each day, people are relying on mobile devices to save time and money, thanks to QR Codes and other triggers. Read the full report here.   Read More...

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    ScanLife Q3 2013 - Mobile Barcode Trend Report

    Highlights from the ScanLife report According to the report, scanning activity is dramatically on the rise, now surpassing 180 scans per minute. It showcases who’s scanning along with top user locations and interests. You’ll see that females who are 35-44 scan the most on average, while males in that same age group are popular return scanners.   Read More...

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    Scanlife Q2 Report Shows QR Code Scanning Increased 1300% for Tablets

    Except from ScanLife's Q2 2013 Industry Report: Our Q2 2013 Mobile Barcode Trend Report provides the inside scoop on who’s scanning, what attracts them, and why these connections are revolutionizing the way people interact. QR Codes are a common sight in the worldwide market—with scanning activity continuing to grow, especially among value shoppers. In fact, statistics show that users scan over three times per month on average— that’s up 22 percent from this time last year.   Read More...

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    7 Ways To Toughen Enterprise Mobile Device Security - Featured Article

    GoCodes Asset Management Lost and Found Service – Featured ArticleSubject: 7 Ways To Toughen Enterprise Mobile Device SecuritySource: InformationWeekAuthor: Mathew J. SchwartzDate: 2/21/12URL:  http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/mobile/232601100Article Summary**Party Pooper Alert!!**  Many employees have their own mobile devices that are subject to accidently loss (I lost my phone!) and expect to have full control over what they access and how.  This is a nightmare for c...  Read More...

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    QR Code Scans Skyrocket in Q2 2012

    Great news for GoCodes as more and more people adopt QR code scanning. A recent mobile barcode trend report released by ScanLife showed huge growth in mobile barcode scanning.The trend report for Q2 of 2012 showed a record breaking number with 5.3 million scans in the month of June alone, the highest ever number of scans in a month.The number of scans per minute jumped from 24 in Q2 2011 to 120 in 2012. The company also reported that 4 million new people scanned via ScanLife in Q2 2012.The large...  Read More...