The key to protecting staff and safeguarding against liability is actually quite simple. Implementing a managed workflow using mobile technology is a proven method of minimising the risk of non-compliance. Role-specific workflows can be followed via a user-friendly enterprise mobile application, which also frees people from the burden of paperwork. Not only can this reduce the risk of non-compliance, but it also provides a greater level of traceability with real-time information to demonstrate works have been carried out correctly.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Gartner predicts that there will be 2.32 billion connected devices this year, and 31 billion by 2020. The exponential rise of internet connected devices such as switches and sensors, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), creates an exciting opportunity to achieve a new level of business insight and perform predictive analytics by harnessing new data feeds.
Today’s mobile technology landscape is laying the groundwork for utilities companies to empower fieldworkers in ways never thought possible. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has seen rapid innovation from OEMs seeking to secure market share, leading to the availability of high specification devices at very low cost. Now that a large proportion of us are well accustomed to using mobile technology- 70 per cent of UK adults own a smartphone (Deloitte) – conditions are ideal for a rise in adoption by utilities.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Sunday, 26 October 2014
During just a few of years we have witnessed a number of wearable devices hitting the high street. The health and fitness market has enjoyed the most success so far, with devices such as the Fitbit, Nike’s FuelBand and Garmin’s Vivofit, used on a daily basis by around two million fitness focused individuals in the UK. In 2013, the smartwatch began to gather momentum with Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm all launching multifunction watches as complementary devices to their smartphones aimed at the high-end consumer market.