The mobile workforce takes a hard toll on smartphones. Water damage, drops, dust and other hazards make cell phone maintenance and repair a pricey proposition for businesses across a range of industries, driving the need for a rugged mobile device to use in harsh and challenging environments.

Some of the most device-unfriendly sectors are also the most dependent on mobile usage. Take manufacturing: Some 54 percent of plant supervisors and 53 percent of plant managers say they access real-time data on mobile devices. They need phones that can stand up to rough use. The same goes for transportation, warehousing, logistics and field service. In fact, according to VDC Research, the global market for ruggedized devices is expected to top $3.8 billion by 2020.

Does your workforce need a rugged mobile device? If so, the Galaxy S8 Active has shown it can take the heat: It’s built to MIL-STD-810 specification for military-grade toughness. Its rugged design and shatter-resistant screen offer absolute durability in a range of extreme conditions.

Explore more ways the Galaxy S8 Active can enhance productivity across the workforce in this infographic.

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