Entries by Ryan Thompson


Tips for Designing Great Digital Forms

Designing digital forms seems like a pretty simple task. You just make an interface that looks like your existing paper forms, right? If you take that approach, you might solve some of the problems with paper, but you’re going to miss out on most of the capabilities that make switching to digital so compelling in […]


The Problem with Paper

Futuristic-sounding tech developments regularly make the news. In comparison, “going paperless” can seem very 1990s. But paper is still used daily in the construction industry, so technological developments that help reduce reliance on it are imperative.  Projects that are over schedule and over budget are so common in the construction industry that they are practically business as usual. According to a June 2016 report by global management consulting firm McKinsey & […]


Mobile Technology for Safety Meetings

Article Published in CoatingsPro Magazine July 2018, pg 22-24 Accidents, especially on construction sites, are not uncommon. That is why companies need to be responsible for training employees not only for productivity but for safety, too. And because legally it doesn’t matter whether the accident is the result of employer negligence or employee carelessness, employers […]


Change Management in Mobile Data Collection

Over the last few months, we’ve covered topics ranging from selecting a mobile data collection vendor to managing your fleet of devices. One of the major challenges with implementing a mobile data collection solution is overcoming your staff’s resistance to change. 3 Responses to Change Imagine that you’ve selected a mobile data collection vendor, you’ve […]

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for Mobile Data Collection

BYOD Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have been growing in popularity over the years and they continue to be questioned as the right strategy for organizations as they look to successfully mobilize staff. Debates over corporate data security continually pressure company’s IT and management to seriously consider the best approach for mobile data collection […]

Choosing A Mobile Data Collection Solution

When considering the move to Mobile Data Collection finding the right solution to address your specific needs can be a challenge. The good news is that there are many techniques you can use to make this effortless challenging. I’ve found that the best way to approach identifying the right solution is to have a clear […]

Importance of Documenting Safety Meetings

Companies in all industries are responsible for training employees to perform their jobs safely and productively. If and when accidents happen on the job, is your company liable? One of the best ways to minimize risk and liability from job site accidents is to create a culture of safety in the workplace where employees take […]

Developing a Secure Mobile Strategy

Developing a Mobile Strategy   When considering a mobile strategy for your organization, your team needs to be concerned about security to ensure that your business-critical data is not exposed or stolen by employees or hackers. You need to think about security at two levels: the hardware level (the mobile device itself), and the application […]

Mobile Data Collection – A Beginning Look

Mobile data collection has become more pervasive over the last few years which means that if you haven’t considered it for your business yet, you are most likely behind. Mobile data collection is not for every company, but for those that are currently collecting critical information in the field on paper, mobile is imperative for […]