Archives for December 2012

Surveys and Data Collection are Influenced by Survey Questions

mobile-data-collection-devicesSurveys and data collection can be a complicated and time-consuming project. There are several tricks however that you and your organization can learn in order to cut down on wasted time and to get the responses you are looking for. Doing research requires a lot of time and the one thing that you don’t want to have to do is go back to your mobile data collection device and reword your surveys because you did not optimize them. Accuracy and precision are ideal when trying to conduct a survey and when doing research. Structuring your questions wisely as well as writing questions that are simple and to the point are steps critical to successful data gathering. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Real Estate Market and Home Builders Association Calling for More Home Inspections

Home Builders' Association Building

Home Builders’ Association Building
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The National Home Builders Association (NAHB) is predicting a positive outlook for the real estate market. The housing and real estate market is gaining traction towards revival. With positive outlooks and growing markets, the need for more home inspections is ever increasing. With the state-of-the-art technology now available, many organizations are turning to mobile data collection devices to collect data while on the go. Mobile data collection devices not only save time, but they also save your organization money. Check out the growth of mobile data collection devices and the following evidence of the real estate growth throughout the United States provided by the National Association of Home Builders’ Association: [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Fiscal Cliff Affecting IDC Reforms in the Oil and Gas Industry

Fiscal Cliff

Fiscal cliff predictions are affecting the oil and gas industry in numerous ways. For example, Rigzone reports, “crude oil futures slid 1% Thursday as doubts about a U.S. fiscal cliff deal eclipsed any optimism about fresh economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.” [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

Data Collection Methods: Electronic Surveys vs. Print Surveys

mobile data collectionElectronic survey software implementation and usage are growing steadily around the world – for good reason. Not only do electronic surveys and digital data collection methods save time, but they also lead to higher quality responses as well as a reduction in paper waste. Cutting down paper is not only a cost savings benefit for your organization, it is also a great way to help the environment and reduce waste. More advantages and disadvantages of electronic and paper surveys are detailed below. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

The Big Data Analytics Decision Making Process by Chief Intelligence Officers

“To increase competitiveness (and improved the decision making process), 83% of CIOs have visionary plans that include business intelligence and analytics.” – The Essential CIO (IBM Chief Intelligence Officer study)

big data analyticsDetailed business intelligence required for the decision making process was once collected with pen and paper. Now, however the large amounts of data can be automatically uploaded and analyzed in real time with big data software. This allows for saved time as well as increased decision-making accuracy. [Read more…]

About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.