Is the time right for mobile workers to use smartwatches?

Is the time right for mobile workers to use smartwatches?

There’s one thing you can rely on from the world of technology - it will always be yelling about the next ‘big thing’. It’s always something that’s ‘revolutionary’ - that’s much, much better than what we already have.

And many times - it is.

It’s something that can improve the way we live our lives, like smartphones or sat nav technology. But other times...

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The Top 5 smartest Internet of Things…things

The Top 5 smartest Internet of Things…things

Imagine a world where your washing machine gets into a strop because of all the quality time you’ve been spending with your dishwasher lately. This is the kind of strange world which is made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT).

It’s a term used to describe the way that more and more of the everyday objects are getting smarter. We are now seeing technology being integrated into everything from our kitchen appliances to our clothing.

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How do I make sure my mobile workers are safe?

How do I make sure my mobile workers are safe?

The first thing any parent will do to protect the safety of a young child, is to keep them close - to keep a keen eye on what they’re up to. What they don’t want is for them to start wandering off.

And that’s why making sure mobile workers are safe is such a tough challenge. As a manager, keeping an eye on your workers is hard when they’re scattered out across the map.

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The challenge of getting the most from smart technology

The challenge of getting the most from smart technology

One of the biggest challenges we face when running a company is dealing with change - it’s finding the best ways to adapt and evolve to the business environment around us.

Get it right and you’ll have the wind in your sails, technology helping to drive your business ahead. Get it wrong and you risk hitting the doldrums, watching competitors glide past.

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How technology is powering the drive to safer roads

How technology is powering the drive to safer roads

It’s not often that we see positive stories about our road system. They’re presented as the places where accidents happen, where traffic jams occur and endless roadworks take place.

And as motorists, we’re equally guilty - complaining about the state of our roads must come a close second to the weather when it comes to Great British grumbles.

But while it maybe natural to focus on what’s wrong, there’s a risk that we lose sight of what we’re getting right. And one of the positive stories is the continuing role technology is playing in improving safety.

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Tony Checks Out…SOTI MobiControl

Tony Checks Out…SOTI MobiControl

There are few things more life sapping than trying to solve PC problems over the phone. At its worst, it feels like you’re being instructed how to repair a Formula One car using only a doughnut. It’s utterly baffling and frustrating.

That’s why ‘remote’ support is so smart. That’s when, instead of being given directions over a phone, you give an IT person access to remotely access your computer gubbins - so they can fiddle and fix it.

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Power and glory - the smartest ways to charge up your mobile

Power and glory - the smartest ways to charge up your mobile

Mobile workers these days have it easy with our fancy dan smartphones. Because when mobile phones first arrived in the early 80s, they were the size of a Chihuahua and had an average battery life of…38 minutes.

And while our phones have become lighter and smarter - the problem with rubbish battery life has remained. It’s bad enough when you urgently need to check the footy scores but when it’s also a work tool…you need power

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How a tiny bit of hassle can save you lots of time and money

How a tiny bit of hassle can save you lots of time and money

You know those things that you really should do - but you don’t.

They’re those slightly annoying tasks, like bleeding the radiators or getting that nasty rattling noise in the car fixed.

They need doing but, ach…maybe next week.

So instead, you grumble about the inefficiency and cost of your central heating; you’ll patiently wait for that car rattle to turn into something horrible

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James Bond: Brilliant secret agent or rubbish mobile worker?

James Bond: Brilliant secret agent or rubbish mobile worker?

He may drive fancy cars, wear tuxedos and travel to madly exotic places but behind all the glitz - James Bond is no different to any other British mobile worker.

He receives his orders from head office, he travels around loads and uses gadgets to get stuff done. So well done Mr Bond - but that’s no different to what MyMobileWorker users are doing every single day.

And they do it without a big fuss - no massive explosions or multi-million pound movies required...

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How MyMobileWorkers can help win the Rugby World Cup…honest

How MyMobileWorkers can help win the Rugby World Cup…honest

Okay, it’s maybe slightly too short notice to help our home nations win Rugby World Cup 2015 - but maybe the next one.

Because the same kind of GPS technology that MyMobileWorkers uses to track of company fieldworkers is now starting to find its way into the world of sport.

Advances in wearable tech mean that players are now able to be fitted with little devices that can keep track of their exact movements during a match.

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Tony’s No-Nonsense Guide to…Mobile Work

Tony’s No-Nonsense Guide to…Mobile Work

It should be dead simple. There are two types of work - stuff you do inside and stuff you do outside. And those who work outside are…fieldworkers. Or mobile workers. Or flexible workers. Or agile workers. Or remote workers. Or outworkers. Or…

Okay, okay…stop!!! That’s about as clear as a muddy puddle on a dark night..

But fear not because here’s Tony, the MyMobileWorker mascot, to help provide a straight talking guide to what the flippin’ eck mobile working actually is.

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