Mobile Computing In The Nuclear Industry

Mobile computing provides early fault detection and can save nuclear plants staff time, trouble, and expensive repairs.

Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant

Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant

Due to the radiation hazards of nuclear power plants and the damaging effects of radiation on humans and the environment, a considerable amount of careful monitoring is required. For example, the technological components of a nuclear power plant break down over time and require replacement.

Similarly, radiation levels around nuclear power plants need to be detected and measured with Geiger counters and dosimeters. Early detection of dangerously high radiation levels ensures that humans can limit their exposure to radiation and avoid potentially fatal health problems. [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 Workforce Management Tips For Evaluating Workforce Performance

COMMANDmobile® is a user-friendly, versatile mobile workforce management and mobile data collection product suite capable of solving many enterprise needs. 

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Mobile Worker (Photo credit: mikecogh)

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.

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…]

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.

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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Health monitoring (Photo credit: flickr)

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.

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.

Combating Mobile Device Theft

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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.

What Will Happen With Mobile Computing In 2014?

Mobile Worker

Mobile Worker (Photo credit: mikecogh)

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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People love their tablet computers
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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.