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By implementing the use of multiple mobile devices for work tasks, many organizations improve their employee productivity and customer service, because these devices permit employees to work from virtually any location outside of a conventional office environment. In a June 12, 2013 Business Review Europe article from Marcus Jewell and Sheree Hanna, “Top Tips To Drive A Mobile Workforce,” they note that the mobile workforce population will reach 1.3 billion people, according to U.S.-based market research company International Data Corporation. [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.

Six Ways Mobile Data Collection Improves Tank Farm Management

Tank Farm: courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tank Farm: courtesy of Wikipedia.

Within the fuel industry, tank farms are a crucial method of storing crude oil, solvents or other liquid substances. These tank farms consist of large tanks that store thousands of gallons of potentially hazardous liquids and require a well-developed management system to prevent potential problems such as environmental damage, safety hazards and financial loss.

In recent decades, wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi network adapters, wireless routers, antennas and video cameras have become a common method of tank farm management. Tank storage facility owners adopted these technologies since they allowed tank farms to be monitored and managed with greater ease and significant cost savings. For example, the cost of a wireless solution at a tank farm is 50% of the cost of a wired installation, according to New Jersey industrial automation distributor Industrial Controls’ “Industrial Wireless Cost Savings: A Tank Farm Example”. [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 Health Tech Improves Child Health in Developing Countries

Smartphones and tablet computers aid in the battle to improve child health in developing countries, due to the versatility of mobile health technology.

Mobile Health Technology

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Although competent medical care is available to children in many areas of the world, child health issues are still prevalent in less developed areas such as sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. About two-thirds of child deaths due to diseases are preventable through practical, low-cost medical intervention, according to a September 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) report about the key health dangers for children. [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.

Five Ways Mobile Computing is Transforming Workforce Management

Workforce management is evolving as workers are changing the way they communicate with their co-workers and expressing their workplace expectations and needs.

Evolution of Workforce Management

Evolution of Workforce Management

With the rise of mobile computing that offers both connectivity and apps tailored to meet workplace needs, using a mobile workforce is a popular trend at many businesses. Teleworking via mobile computing such as smartphones and tablet computers is now a viable work option. Mobile computing and teleworking are particularly popular among small- and medium-sized businesses that may not have the office space to accommodate employees physically. An April 2013 survey by US-based global research and advisory firm Forrester Research, for example, found that 48% of the workers in 17 countries used a smartphone weekly and 21% used a tablet computer weekly. [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 Devices are Playing an Expanding Role in Law Enforcement

Mobile devices are transforming law enforcement in fundamental respects. New and emerging technologies are playing an increasingly crucial role in the daily work of frontline police officers, equipping them with enforcement and investigative tools that have the potential to make them better informed and more effective.Police Chief Magazine.

law enforcement technology

Law Enforcement Technology

For police officers working in the field or moving around police stations, mobile technology offers considerable convenience and greater efficiency. Although squad cars are routinely equipped with standard portable devices such as laptop computers, portable fingerprint scanners, Breathalyzer units and license plate readers, the adoption of mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablet computers is on the rise and helps to increase closed cases and cost savings. [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.

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

More U.S. farmers and ranchers are using smart phones or other mobile computing devices to increase efficiency and generate higher profits. -USA Today

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

Farmers Growing Comfortable with Mobile Computing

Although mobile computing has penetrated many industries, including oil/gas, health, mining and engineering, the agricultural industry has been slower to adopt the use of smartphones and tablet computers for the everyday maintenance of equipment, crops and animals. However, mobile agriculture (also known as mAgriculture) has spread as farmers and ranch owners realize the time and money saved through mobile devices. [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.

Six Ways Mobile Technology Improves Utility Company Workforce Management

Workforce management and data collection software makes it easier to monitor field service workers and improve efficiency and productivity in a mobile workforce.

Mobile Growth

Mobile Growth

Because utility companies use a workforce that is mostly mobile, measuring employee performance in the field is complicated. Since field service workers are trusted to work on their own and are often away from on-scene supervision, management sometimes has to rely on judging employees through criteria such as job completion forms and customer satisfaction reports from consumers, businesses and government agencies.

Now, monitoring field service workers electronically has become an important way to realize company success. With the development of workforce management software, it is easier to monitor mobile employees more closely and use the information gained from software solutions to create improvements within the company. [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 Devices Improving Public Safety at Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

Mobile data collection and mobile workforce management solutions are ensuring public safety at the Olympic Games, stadium-based sports events, concerts or other events attracting large crowds.

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The Olympic Games and similar large-scale sporting events are targets for terrorists or other groups seeking to gain publicity and attract the world’s attention to a particular cause. To combat security threats, various cities, teams and schools spend up to $2 billion per year on sports security, according to a 2011 ESPN magazine article “Industry of Fear” by ESPN senior writer Peter Keating. [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 Mining Industry

A coal mine in Wyoming, United States. The Uni...

The United States has the world’s largest coal reserves for the mining industry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mobile data collection on wireless devices in the field is expected to increase efficiencies and lower costs in the mining industry.

To thrive in the global marketplace, mining companies remain in constant production around the clock. When a mining corporation experiences an operational shutdown at a site, for instance, it may lose millions of dollars per day[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.

Combating Mobile Device Theft

Computer security old school

Computer security old school
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For a large number of businesses and government agencies, a mobile device such as a smartphone and tablet computer have become a primary method of two-way communication between field employees and upper management. ABI Research, a U.K. technology market intelligence company, predicts that there will be 1.4 billion active smartphones and 268 million tablet computers worldwide by the end of 2013.

A mobile device is capable of storing hefty amounts of business information, especially when field employees use them for mobile data collection tasks such as surveys and report creation and normal business tasks such as sending and receiving e-mail or taking photos. Consequently, all of that information is at risk when thieves steal a mobile device and resells it overseas for a profit. [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.