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U.S. Post Office and Mobile Applications

I received a very interesting note in my post office box yesterday.  Seems the USPS (United States Postal Service) has a new service called "Real Mail Notification."  This service will send you a text message if you receive mail in your post office box.  According to the USPS, "Your time is valuable, and now you'll know when mail has arrived."

This is a great example of how mobile solutions can save time and money and increase productivity.  I only get mail a couple of times a week in my PO box, but I drive in nearly every day to check it.  This costs me time, money, fuel, increased vehicle maintenance and lost opportunity costs.  A simple thing like a text message notification can make a difference, especially if a company has 50,000 employees and fleets of vehicles.

When companies are pondering mobile strategies, it does not need to be an all or nothing effort.  There are dozens of very simple and relatively inexpensive ways mobile solutions can start making a big difference.

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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