Global IT company announces 150 jobs as it opens new European HQ in Drogheda

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Oregon based global technology giant, Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI), has announced that it is to hire 150 people over the next three years at its European Contact Centre Headquarters in Magdalene Street, Drogheda which was officially opened today.

Recruitment is already under way for a variety of technology based roles at the new Drogheda office of MTI which specialises in mobile device display technologies and operats in over 90 countries worldwide.

The announcement and official opening ceremony were officiated by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD along with the MTI President and CEO Chris Remy. The event was attended by CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan, the Mayor of Drogheda, Oliver Tully and other local dignitaries.

Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “… Driving investment into Regional locations is a key focus for me. This investment will be of considerable benefit to Drogheda and the Border Region, providing a significant boost to employment and benefitting the economy of the town and region.” Read the full article here 

Ellie ArbanasGlobal IT company announces 150 jobs as it opens new European HQ in Drogheda

Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) announces plans to establish its MTI Global Services (MTIGS) European Headquarters in Drogheda and create 150 jobs

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Wednesday, 1st March 2017 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced that Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) is to hire 150 people in its newly established European Contact Centre Headquarters in Drogheda over the course of the next three years.   Recruitment is already under way for a variety of technology based roles.  The company is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The company which specialises in mobile device display technologies was founded in 1977 and is currently headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon USA, operating in over 90 countries worldwide.

The announcement and official opening ceremony was officiated by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD with President and CEO of Mobile Technologies Inc, Chris Remy and was attended by CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan, the Mayor of Drogheda, Oliver Tully and local dignitaries.

Speaking at the announcement Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “This is a great announcement by Mobile Technologies Inc., bringing 150 high skilled jobs to Drogheda. Driving investment into Regional locations is a key focus for me. This investment will be of considerable benefit to Drogheda and the Border Region, providing a significant boost to employment and benefitting the economy of the town and region.”

President and CEO of Mobile Technologies Inc., Chris Remy commented: “We chose Ireland due to its talented technology savvy workforce, attractive business environment, and its membership in the European Union.  The IDA was extremely helpful in assisting MTI with this decision.  Whether helping MTI navigate local business requirements, selecting the town of Drogheda for our office location, or introducing us to their trusted partners and vendors – the IDA has been an incredible resource.”

Welcoming the announcement, CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan commented: “The investment by Mobile Technologies Inc. is fantastic news for the local economy of the North East region. These high quality jobs will have a positive knock on effect on the wider region and promote Drogheda as an ideal location for conducting international business. There is an excellent talent pool of skilled workers in the region and I have no doubt the company will thrive in its new headquarters. IDA Ireland continues to be committed to securing high quality FDI for regional locations across the country.”

About MTI Global Services (MTIGS):
MTI Global Services, a division of Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI), is a worldwide leader within the Technology Services Industry partnering with the world’s largest brands and retailers; supporting every aspect of the technology investments being made around the globe. Our goal is simple; develop customizable services plans that help our customers maximize their technology investments in the marketplace.  For more information please visit: mtiglobalservices.com

About Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI):
For over 40 years, MTI has been a global leader in mobile device display technologies, developing solutions that deliver the highest level of merchandising security for consumer electronics and mobile enterprise applications allowing products, sales and service to be the focus, while security operates efficiently in the background.  For more information please visit: mobiletechinc.com

For further information please contact:
Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) – David Everson, Director of Global Marketing –  David.Everson@mobiletechinc.com
IDA Ireland Press Office – +353 1 603 4226

Amber TaylorMobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) announces plans to establish its MTI Global Services (MTIGS) European Headquarters in Drogheda and create 150 jobs

Retailers can upsell with digital signage

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To succeed today, brick and mortar retailers need to create strongly differentiated retail experiences. What can a retail environment create that online competitors such as Amazon cannot? The answer is obvious: an amazing, in-person experience. Video walls offer an unparalleled rich, immersive visual experience, and today there is almost no limit in terms of what can be achieved with a video wall to help a brick and mortar establishment differentiate its retail experience. Part of the appeal of a video wall in the retail environment is that unlike traditional merchandising options such as permanent retail fixtures, counters, acrylic displays etc., a video wall is inherently captivating and can always be fresh–simply by updating the content.

What are the next trends:

Targeted advertising was once considered science fiction. Now brands are starting to take advantage of presence detection or even facial detection and leveraging customer interactivity to customize campaigns. The addition of a powerful video wall is just the next logical step to an even more immersive and personal retail experience. Imagine you have an exhibit in front of you at a store, with product on display, but instead of having traditional fixtures with photos, or static design accompanying it, it has an attention-grabbing video wall showcasing videos and other interactive content, relevant to the product. That will capture the customer’s attention.  Read the full article here

 

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Ellie ArbanasRetailers can upsell with digital signage

McDonald’s to launch mobile order and pay next year

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McDonald’s is planning to launch a mobile order and pay service in up to 25,000 restaurants worldwide by the end of 2018, starting in the US next year, the fast food giant has told NFC World.

The company plans to “accelerate our digital efforts” in its top 10 markets within the next two years, with investments in-store and in its mobile app.

“The progress of our turnaround is enabling a significant increase in our digital technology deployment as we reallocate budget to accelerate the pace of this important customer-facing initiative,” a spokesman for McDonald’s says.

Heavy focus

“Our increasing digital investment applies to kiosks, our global mobile app and our point of sale system. Between 20,000 and 25,000 restaurants will be deployed with mobile capabilities in 2017 and 2018, with a heavy focus on the US.

“From tablets to self-service kiosk ordering, technology plays an increasingly important role in our restaurants. We are exploring the option for our customers to order via mobile.” Read the full article here

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Ellie ArbanasMcDonald’s to launch mobile order and pay next year

Health Care, Banking Industries to Drive Mobility Revenues

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The report projected the banking industry would lead the way at the worldwide level with mobility investments forecast to surpass $100 billion by 2020 [. . .]

Overall, the industry that will deliver the fastest revenue growth over the 2015-2020 forecast period is health care, boasting a 5.1 percent CAGR, followed by telecommunications, professional services and utilities.

The report predicts that mobility revenues would come from primarily consumer and enterprise purchases of hardware such as smartphones, portable PCs and tablets, as well as services such as connectivity. However, software revenues will experience double-digit growth over the forecast period, as developers race to deliver applications that meet the mobility needs of both groups. The research firm projected the strongest growth within the software category would come from investments in mobile application development platforms, mobile enterprise applications and mobile enterprise security. From a regional perspective, the Asia/Pacific market, excluding Japan and led by strong investments in China, is expected to be the largest overall mobility market in terms of revenues, which are forecast to exceed $500 billion in 2020. Read the full article here

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Ellie ArbanasHealth Care, Banking Industries to Drive Mobility Revenues

Future of Banking: IoT, Retail & Mobile Banking Industry Trends

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Banking is becoming more convenient thanks to the Internet, and the future of the banking industry is growing increasingly digital.

Whether discussing the future of retail banking or the future of mobile banking, technology is playing a larger role in our everyday transactions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of this rapid evolution toward the bank of the future, and both consumers and financial institutions need to adapt to these retail and mobile banking trends.

Below, we’ve detailed the past, present, and future of the banking industry as it relates to the IoT, and how these emerging technologies will transform the way we conduct our financial business.

Retail Banking

Retail banks have actually been using an early prototype of an IoT device for decades: the automated teller machine (ATM). Since their widespread adoption, ATMs have been one of the top IoT devices that make banks far more efficient by removing the need for long wait times to see a teller at a brick-and-mortar bank.

There were 2.7 million ATMs installed around the world in 2015, up from 2 million in 2010, according to estimates from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, based on World Bank Data…

Mobile Banking

Perhaps no technology will disrupt our financial transactions in the future more than mobile tech. The introduction of SMS into the public gave banks an avenue for mobile banking, but the explosion of smartphones in the last decade has truly caused mobile banking to go mainstream.

Today, mobile banking apps are not an extra benefit in consumers’ minds. They are a necessary part of the bank-customer relationship, and their absence could convince customers to switch to another financial institution. Read the full article here

 

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Ellie ArbanasFuture of Banking: IoT, Retail & Mobile Banking Industry Trends