Civil Engineering Firms Roll Out Emerging Mobile Computing Solutions

civil engineeringEngineering projects typically require a large amount of data collection and surveying. A civil engineering project such as the Channel Tunnel between England and France needed extensive reports on environmental effects, terrestrial ecology, coastal hydrology and energy consumption. Similarly, engineering disciplines such as aerospace engineering or agricultural engineering projects necessitate widespread data collection. [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 Computing: Data Collection Tools for Oceanographic Surveys

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Comprehensive data collection surveys are a vital part of oceanographic science, in order to enable humanity better comprehend the world’s oceans and their impact on the human population, aquatic plants and marine life.

Surveys are commonly conducted on a variety of topics such as marine organisms, seawater, the effects of pollutants, the ocean floor and the geological processes that shape it, tides, currents, beach erosion and the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere. [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 Supply Chain, Inventory Management

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The supply chain from manufacturers to end users requires regular management to ensure that it functions as smoothly as possible. In the typical supply chain business model, a vendor produces a product, the product travels to a warehouse through a transporter and it stays in the warehouse for a predetermined time. The product then leaves the warehouse to travel to a retail business and is purchased by an end user. [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 Supply Chain Management in the Hospitality Industry

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Collecting data on guests has long been a regular practice in the hospitality industry. For decades, hotels and motels placed comment cards in guests’ rooms for business travelers or other individuals to fill out after their stay; these cards would then be turned over to upper-level management for analysis. [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 Manufacturing

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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

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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

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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.

Mobile Computing In Education

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Over the last 20 years, the use of technology in education has become more and more prevalent. As computers grew increasingly affordable for schools and colleges, a greater number of educational institutions established computer labs and required students to possess their own laptop computers in order to complete assignments and communicate with instructors. [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.

Influence Of Mobile Data Collection On Transportation Management

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Satisfactory transportation planning and management involves many complex factors since it deeply affects an area’s economic health and quality of life. Transportation managers must consider environmental issues, public safety, freight movement, residential and commercial development, and revenue in order to develop workable and practical plans. [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.

Tracking Invasive Species And Hazardous Chemicals With Mobile Technology

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Every year, corporations and governments spend millions of dollars in the measurement, control and cleanup of invasive species. According to a 2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fact sheet, invasive plants and animals “can negatively affect property values, agricultural productivity, public utility operations, native fisheries, tourism, outdoor recreation, and the overall health of an ecosystem.” [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.