Richard Daniels

Richard Daniels

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:40

Update on Emerging GPS Technology Applications

GPS (global positioning system) a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil, and commercial users around the world. The United States government created the system, maintains it, and makes it freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.

Since the time that Apple and Google have become dominant players in technology, there has been the argument of which strategy is better – having near total control of your product or taking a “giving the keys to the car” approach.

Steve Jobs, the legendary founder and CEO of Apple was well known for his laser like focus. He first used it on the Apple I personal computer and its subsequent iterations, then on the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Job’s philosophy was that brilliance was achieved through simplicity.  He also believed that his products would be more dependable if he had complete control of their environment. 

The most time intensive part of running any business is managing human resources. Finding and keeping good, quality employees takes energy, but it pays off when your staff is happy. Happy crews lead to quality work, accurate labor time, and less staff turnover.

Here are some ways to help ensure that you are placing your efforts in the right places.

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:20

The mJobTime Difference in Mobile Time Tracking

The other day, a fairly large prospective customer asked one of our sales staff to send them an email with a brief statement as to why the prospect should choose mJobTime. In most cases, it is very hard to state the differences between you and the competition in a brief statement.  There can be many reasons why – some obvious, some not so apparent. I would like to use this post to try to detail the main differences we see between mJobTime and our competitors. 

First, the less obvious.  Call it our company culture if you will, but I think it is our philosophy for managing a software company.

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:17

Will Baking Soda Save The Environment?

mJobTime will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas next month and we thought we would use this opportunity to talk about a promising technology for reducing carbon emissions that just so happens to have its beginnings in the cement industry.

The production of cement requires huge amounts of energy. Making cement requires heating limestone with small quantities of other materials to approximately 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit.  This produces a tremendous amount of CO2. Making one ton of cement results in the emission of roughly one ton of CO2—and in some cases much more. Since current worldwide production of cement is approximately 4 billion tons per year, there are at least 4 billion tons of annual CO2 emissions. This represents about 5% of all man-made CO2 emissions globally of which approximately 50% is from the chemical process and 40% from burning fuel.

Mobile technology has changed our world and revolutionized the way we do business.  It provides us with instant communication with friends, family, and others, it allows us to learn faster, to better track our health, to be more productive at work, and so much more. In fact, most of us are still trying to figure out just how to best use mobile technology.

This is especially true in the construction world where companies are exploring new ways to increase efficiency, productivity and profits. One of those avenues is the use of mobile time tracking applications.

Mobile time tracking software has enabled construction and other field service businesses to easily and accurately collect labor time and other records in the field and instantly sync those records to the office. With one caveat - mobile applications require an internet connection.

mJobTime will hit the exhibit trail once again, this time to Las Vegas, Nevada for World of Concrete 2015 from February 3-6, 2015. WOC is the industry's only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers.

Please visit mJobTime at booth #C4119 to see the latest features and functionality added by our crackerjack development team and to register for a free prize drawing.

Hope to see your there.

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:05

The Future of Solar Energy – Cloudy or Bright?

Back in 1839 when Alexandre Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect, conversations about solar energy began and haven't stopped since. His discovery spawned today's burgeoning solar energy industry, making solar energy a topic of conversation everywhere in the world. It's a discussion we all need to join.

In Las Vegas between October 20th and 23rd, at the Solar Power International '14 (SPI) convention, mJobTime will gather with about 15,000 attendees and exhibitors to discuss integrating solar power into our businesses and our daily lives.

Why Solar?

mJobTime will be exhibiting at the Collaborate 2014 Viewpoint User Conference, September 22-26, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. Viewpoint Construction Software is a global provider of construction-specific software solutions and services for all aspects of construction management. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Viewpoint also has offices in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Attendees of the Computer Guidance Customer Focus 2014 trade show in Scottsdale, AZ on July 21-22, 2014 will be in for a special treat. mJobTime Corporation, developers of construction's most advanced mobile time tracking software, will unveil an exciting new product designed to eliminate buddy punching in the field. While products currently exist that accomplish this goal, the key difference is that our new solution is completely mobile. There are no cables required or any need for an AC power source. 

Stay tuned for more developments in the near future.

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