Field Technologies Online reports “field service organizations have reached an unprecedented transformative stage.” FTO points out your field service IT clients are feeling pressure to modernize their operations to stay competitive, looking to leverage technology including the Internet of Things, advanced analytics and smartphone and tablet integration. An article from Trimble lists eight trends that will impact field service this year.
News includes how made-for-mobile apps can serve a company better than those made for the old corporate server infrastructure; the viability and safety of autonomous vehicle technology; and how GPS trackers might provide a solution for overcrowded prisons.
The growing popularity of wearable technology is apparent from the statistic that 19 million devices shipped in 2014 — compared to 5.9 million in 2013 — the wearable market grew at an annual rate of 54.7 percent.
This week’s news includes factors that will affect fleet company mergers and acquisitions in 2015 and predictions that the fleet management market will grow.
The news includes predictions for the wearable market, how GPS technology can prevent theft of heavy machinery, and the uses of video and Big Data to protect commercial drivers in litigation.
Research company Software Advice’s 2014 IndustryView repor “Customer Preferences for Residential Services Software” found 58 percent of those surveyed say they would be more likely to hire a residential services company if the company used technician-tracking technology.
News includes new bus tracking technologies and using telemetry to replenish supplies at fast food restaurants.
In the news, the 2015 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook predicts growth, companies are exploring technology that uses cloud capabilities to control multiple drones, and a Canadian town is using GPS tracking to monitor their snowplow locations.
In the news, an article lists what to watch for in the trucking industry in 2015 — including technology.
In this week’s news, an article points out how technology provides lines of communication, a measure of safety, and data for adjusting to how the company reacts to weather events in the future.