A Day Without Phones: How Smartphone Use Impacts Your Day

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Jul 20, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Imagine a world without your smartphone. That might be difficult, especially considering that almost half of millennials said they "couldn't live without" their smartphone in a 2015 Pew Research Study. 

Smartphone use has steadily increased in recent years, and now 77% of Americans own a smartphone. How phones are being used has also changed rapidly, moving away from the fundamental purpose of making calls, and towards other functions. Mobile technology has changed how we get information and communicate, do business, and live our lives. 

But is it overdependence or simply a new way of doing things? What might your day look like if you didn't have your phone to rely on?

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Topics: Mobile Technology

Can Mobile Forms Actually Save You Time?

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Jul 14, 2017 10:31:06 AM

Making the switch to a new way of doing things is a big decision, and as the saying goes, old habits die hard. However, it’s really simple to go paperless and start the move to a digital system. Before committing to the change, you want to be sure of the benefits and that new processes will actually make things easier.

Don't let your current way of doing things slow you down. Electronic sharing can cut off an average of 4 days of wait time in processing a document, reports Que Publishing. That could make a big difference for your company. These are some of the ways that mobile forms can save you time. 

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Topics: Mobile Forms

5 Quick Tips for Cell Phone Courtesy

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Jul 11, 2017 12:52:45 PM

Most of us can't imagine a world without our smartphones, which makes sense considering that 77% of Americans own one, according to Pew ResearchSmartphones have become such a regular part of life and how we communicate. Think of all of the things you do with your phone; check email, text, use social media, get directions, and even make the occasional phone call.

Mobile technology has also improved how we do business, making it faster to circulate information and paperwork, make purchases and gives employees the flexibility to work from anywhere. 

It's easy to get wrapped up in the world that exists within your phone. However, you also need to be respectful of those around you. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, so follow these cell phone courtesy tips that will help you to be more aware of your own habits. 

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Topics: Mobile Technology

Don't Screw with Safety. Use this Job Safety Analysis Template

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Jul 7, 2017 10:59:03 AM

There are plenty of moving parts on a construction site. Add in power tools, deliveries of materials, and trades completing projects, and even the most experienced worker has the potential to end up in a dangerous situation or accident. In order to minimize risks for everyone on your site, it's important to complete a job safety analysis. 

Not only will completing a job safety analysis help you to avoid potential accidents, but it will also keep you from ending up with OSHA fines or investigations, which could bring your project to a halt. 

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Topics: Construction

How Spligitty Fiber Optic Revamped their Field Data Collection

Posted by Kelsey Zitta on Jul 6, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Michael Hill, General Manager at Spligitty Fiber Optic Services, was a busy man. On one hand, business was good and he was working on multiple projects at once. On the other hand, all of these projects required specific instructions, information, and field data. All of which needed to be delivered to different people.

“We needed a way to collect project data in the field, in real-time, for distribution to internal and external stakeholders,” he said.

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Topics: Telecommunications