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…]

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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.

Nine Ways Mobile Computing Improves Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health

To protect a community’s public health and shield people from epidemics, constant vigilance by local officials is a necessity. Mobile data collection systems use is on the rise to safeguard public health, monitor health hazards, and decrease the spread of contagious diseases.

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Public health and safety inspection site. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to DC’s Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. has tens of thousands of contaminated sites that pose a threat to public health.

Public health experts commonly monitor many hazards such as trash collection areas, toxic fluid leaks and contagious diseases. They also educate consumers, communicating the need to follow hygienic lifestyles and to seek out medical aid when needed. [Read more…]

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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.

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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 Monitoring Public Health

Mobile computing tools such as smartphones, tablet computers and mobile computing applications are playing an ever-increasing role in monitoring public health.

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In a December 2013 press release from Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control, “CDC looks back at 2013 health challenges, ahead to 2014 health worries”, the CDC noted that it prevented some public health outbreaks, stopped some diseases before they crossed borders and saved lives through preventable chronic diseases and injuries. But at the same time, the CDC observed that the world still faces significant health challenges and that only one in five countries can quickly detect, respond and prevent global health threats caused by emerging infections[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.

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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 And Wastewater Treatment

From the monitoring of wastewater spills to the supporting of green practices in wastewater treatment,  innovations in wireless mobile data collection technologies keep the water flowing.

wastewater treatment monitoringEasy access to clean, potable water is crucial to the basic infrastructure of communities, but chronic water shortages are common in many countries worldwide. According to a 2013 UN University article by Stephen Leahy, “Dwindling Water Supplies Make Every Drop Count,” water demand exceeds supply in regions with more than 40 percent of the world’s population, and that figure may rise to 60 percent in the next decade. [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

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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.

What Will Happen With Mobile Computing In 2014?

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Now that smartphones and tablet computers have gained a firm foothold in the business marketplace, mobile computing should continue to expand throughout all sizes of organizations, which in turn will cause increases in employee connectivity and productivity. In the federal market alone, for example, a new survey predicts that federal workers could save up to 364 hours and gain up to $14,000 per year in productivity by remaining better connected to their agency’s network. [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.

Seven Tips For More Efficient Mobile Data Collection Surveys

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Smartphones and tablet computers simplify the process of data collection in the field and can significantly improve data accuracy and business efficiency. With the use of mobile devices in the workplace continuing to increase – a Citrix report estimates that 89% of organizations will offer mobile workstyles by 2020 – it appears that the use of smartphones and tablet computers for data collection surveys will become more and more prevalent. 

For maximum efficiency, however, it is essential for an organization to create a useful and well-designed survey that captures the essential data vital to making well-informed business decisions. Here are seven considerations that should be taken into account when your employees create a survey on a mobile device platform: [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.