Are Electronic Signatures Valid and Safe for Business?

In a 2014 study done by the Association for Information and Image Management, 46% of over 400 respondents from varying industries and company sizes felt that removing paper from their companies would be the single biggest potential productivity improvement. The same study also found that business operations were still highly dependent on paper processes because of a perceived need for …

A Brief Guide to Understand The Difference Between QR and RFID Tags

In today’s world of asset management, tags of all sorts are used to communicate with electronic data collection devices, and to identify and track items in many different ways. Some tags can store data and then allow that same data to be read back in a comprehensive manner. This communicates meaningful data to us and tells us something about that …

Using Mobile Data Collection to Manage Contractors

Managing Third Party Contractors While prime contractors understand that proper third party contractor management leads to an increase in the value of the services received, most companies do not broadly manage their sub-contractors’ performances due to the labour and resources it would seemingly involve. Across a large project, this lost value can work out to a few percentage points of …

7 Things Employers Must Understand About New OSHA Reporting Changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the United States will be enforcing changes to their recordkeeping and reporting rule that will apply to all 29 OSHA covered states. Other states with their own OSHA programs will have 6 months to implement the new rules, or develop their own, more stringent rules. Previously, employers were not required by OSHA to …

Watercare Uses Innovative Solutions to Improve Safety of Manholes

Watercare Services Limited is the largest organization in NZ providing Water and Wastewater Services. It serves more than 1.3 million people in Auckland region. Watercare is concerned with safe, reliable, outstanding and affordable services for all while maintaining the best industry practices. The aim of “MH Safety Grills Project” was to install safety grills on approximately 15,000 manholes of the …

What is Mobile Data Collection? Is it Important for your Business?

When we think of data collection, often the first things that come to our minds are the NSA or surveys. The reason that data is used in these examples, however, is the same reason that businesses record data, and that is to extract information in order to achieve a greater goal. Information and data are two different things, although they …

6 Tips for Reducing Paper Consumption in the Workplace

It may seem like a difficult or even impossible challenge, but paperless operations or significantly reducing paper consumption within a business is achieved regularly by companies without drastically affecting their operations. By not taking action to reduce paper consumption, it is costing your company more than the cost of paper, printing, filing cabinets, and copiers and scanners. A culture of …

5 Factors of High Quality Data & How They Affect Business Decisions

Data is collected in most businesses and is often thought of as record-keeping. When an inspection is completed, an employee’s performance is reviewed, maintenance is recorded, or even when a safety meeting is conducted, data is being collected. The record is then usually kept for future reference in order to achieve a greater objective, such as making better business decisions. …

Big Data Solutions: Finding Value in Your Big Data

How your mobile workforce can be a goldmine for collecting and analysing big data. There is no denying the many benefits of collecting data. From improving company productivity to forecasting and preventative actions, there are countless ways that data collection can improve operations. Data is only useful, however, if it can be harnessed properly to achieve its maximal potential. Picking …