Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Safeguarding competency standards

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. 

Internet of Things and Asset Monitoring: The unrealised potential

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.

The Changing Tide: Mobile devices for all in Utilities

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

What does 2015 promise for mobile technology?

2014 has been an interesting year for the Smartphone, as despite nearly 1.94 billion devices being sold worldwide, this only represents an annual growth of 10%.  However the majority of new sales have been in emerging markets with a growth of around 30%.  Potentially, this creates a challenge for the handset manufacturers to find the “next big thing”.   So what’s in store for mobile technology in 2015?  Here’s what we think what will be hot and what will not, in 2015.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Changing Times: The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

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.