Archives for September 2013

Mobile Data Collection In Manufacturing

Factory Automation with industrial robots (Wikipedia)

In the business world, going paperless is a widespread and popular practice in order to conserve environmental resources and earn consumer approval. Office paper, cardboard, and containers made from glass or plastic are typically collected in containers for recyclable materials, moved to recovery facilities, sorted by type, and transported to mills or factories for re-manufacturing.

For many industries, transitioning from paper-based systems to paperless electronic systems has benefits beyond environmental conservation and customer preferences. According to a July 2013 Entrepreneur article, “Businesses Find Benefits in Going Green,” eco-friendly companies find that going green lowers utility costs, attracts customers, retains employees and improves revenue by millions of dollars. [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.

Mobile Data Collection In The Oil And Gas Industries

Drilling companies most often lease the rights...

Oil and Gas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As fuel consumption expands worldwide in both consumer and business markets, there has been a demand for technology that leads to more efficient exploration, drilling and production in the oil and gas industries. Fuel industry companies worldwide are venturing into the “digital oil field,” with global digital oil field revenues projected to reach $33.3 billion by 2022.

But oil and gas companies face challenges of their own. The number of sufficiently qualified employees has receded in recent years, which has led to manpower shortages and some difficulty in retaining productivity levels. [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.

Mobile Computing And Its Uses In Arson Investigation

US Navy observer watches firefighters during aircraft firefighting training

US Navy observer watches firefighters during aircraft firefighting training (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For arson investigators, determining the cause of a fire typically involves gathering sufficient data from multiple sources. After the fire is extinguished by first responders, investigators arrive at the fire scene, contact the team, define the scene’s boundaries and interview eyewitnesses such as first responders, property owners and tenants.

Investigators also collect evidence such as damage around the ignition source or sources, tool marks, fuel containers, bloodstains and latent prints to not only determine the type of fire but whether or not the fire was started by human activity. After the fire scene has been thoroughly processed, reviewed and released to its owners, an investigator will then create and submit paper-based incident reports to local, state and national databases, helping authorities to more easily identify trends and to develop new procedures and equipment. [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.

Food Safety Monitoring Through Mobile Data Collection

English: A view of the Centers for Disease Con...

A view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the increasing use of food products originating from both national and international sources, accurate and timely inspection has become increasingly important in order to ward off public health threats. However, protecting humans from food-related illnesses requires constant vigilance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne illnesses from over 250 pathogens or toxins affect as many as 48 million Americans per year. [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.