How Technology is Changing the Logistics Industry [Guest Post]

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Nov 30, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Contributed by Alisha Gwen

The logistics industry is fast becoming a place for rapid technological growth. The rise of e-commerce has provided the incentive for logistics companies to find ways to innovate, and is encouraging new ideas in the way deliveries are picked up, packed, tracked and shipped, to ensure that they are not just accurate, but faster.

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Topics: Mobile Technology, Logistics

How to Overcome the Construction Labor Shortage with Technology

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Aug 29, 2017 11:17:00 AM

A 2015 survey by the Associated General Contractors of America reported that almost 80% of construction companies are having difficulty finding qualified skilled workers.

This problem began to emerge in 2012, when the economy began to improve and construction began to increase, according to Forbes. The unemployment rate dropped, but there were not enough workers to meet the demand, as many had either moved back to their home countries or pursued employment in other industries.

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Topics: Construction, Mobile Technology

A Step-by-Step Guide to Running a Successful Pilot Program

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Aug 17, 2017 11:48:00 AM

 

When you're considering implementing a new solution or technology for your business, you want to make sure that it will be beneficial before diving in head first. Running a pilot program lets you test things out on a small scale and keeps you from making a large investment before you know if the technology will actually be a viable option for your team or company.

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Topics: Mobile Technology

Top 5 Accessories & Apps for Field Crews

Posted by Jess McWeeney on Aug 11, 2017 1:54:49 PM

When you do most of your work in the field and can't always get back to the office, you need the right tools to stay productive and connected. Mobile forms are one way to save time when you're on the road or out at a job site, and these other accessories and apps for field crews will help to get more done and keep work moving forward no matter where you are.

Try these 5 essential accessories and apps for field crews.

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Topics: Mobile Forms, Mobile Technology

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