Workforce Management with Mobile Devices

Spotlight On Mobile Strategies

Spotlight On Mobile Strategies

With the use of smartphones and tablet computers gaining in popularity, they have established a growing presence in workforce management. Due to their convenience and portability, these devices help a mobile workforce to provide added value to their employers.

In the future, businesses and federal agencies will need to adapt to this changing technological environment to remain competitive in the business world. According to a SlideShare presentation by VCD Research Group, the mobile workforce represents over 1 billion workers globally and is expected to reach 1.2 billion by 2014. Only 15% of this workforce currently uses some type of mobile device, however. [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 Technology Benefits Small Businesses

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In a recent article by Winmark Business Solutions, “Survey shows small businesses using mobile technology, but want it more relevant,” a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and funded by Bank of the West provided some interesting insights into the world of mobile computing as it is used by small businesses. Harris Interactive polled a number of small businesses and found that 94% of small businesses said that marketing was the best way to use mobile technology, followed by mobile payments at 82% and customer relationship databases at 63%. [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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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

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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 Technology And The Gaming Industry

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Casinos present a sizable and powerful temptation for theft by both customers and employees, since casinos are a wealthy industry. In 2012, for example, the gross gaming revenue of the casino industry was more than $37 billion, according to the American Gaming Association.

In the traditional security model of previous decades, surveillance officers working behind one-way mirrors on catwalks spotted card cheats and card counters at gaming tables. These thieves were then ejected from casino facilities or captured for later prosecution, depending upon the decisions made by casino management. [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.

Military Personnel Usage Of Mobile Computing

320px-Flickr-U.S._ArmyAlthough mobile technology is an ever-expanding presence in the civilian environment, the military has been slower to utilize the benefits of mobile computing. Adoption of mobile computing technology using smartphones and tablet computers has traditionally faced three obstacles: financial restrictions, reliability in rugged field conditions, and security. [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.