Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a policy that permits employees to use personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) at their workplace to access confidential company information and applications. BYOD first appeared on the scene in 2009, but really didn’t gain any significant traction until early 2011.
Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group recently released the results of a BYOD survey of 2,400 mobile users across six countries and many industries, and as expected, the report shows increasing acceptance of BYOD. We’d like to share with you some of the results of this survey.
This is the third in a series of posts to help companies with their procurement process for a mobile time tracking system. In the first post, we explored the most popular reasons why companies seek to upgrade their remote time collections systems, and in our last post, we discussed the various parties involved in conducting the search.
Today, our discussion will center round important considerations in selecting a mobile time clock solution that will work best for you, but first, a brief history of the evolution of mobility in construction.
With the great advances in mobile technology – sleek, powerful devices with great form factor, near ubiquitous connectivity, incredible communication speeds, and more – mobile time tracking applications are becoming very relevant to many of today’s businesses. The cost of these applications vary greatly as do their features and functionality so it is critical to have a complete understanding of your company’s issues, requirements, and objectives before you begin your search. An in-depth understanding of these items will go a long ways in helping you find the right solution.
But who should be driving these projects?
Are you considering upgrading your time collection system? With the tremendous advances in technology, mobility in construction has become a very hot item. Companies large and small are taking the mobile plunge. I thought I would take this opportunity to review the most popular motives for upgrading your system in the hope that this can help some of our readers.
The reasons for upgrading mobile time clock applications are many, but generally fall into 4 categories:
As usual, things have been happening fast and furious here at mJobTime.
First of all, we want to invite everyone to visit our new website and let us know what you think. We’re very proud of it, but we appreciate all comments, good or bad.
With the new website, we’re introducing the mJobTime Mobility Suite, a package of modules essential to the construction industry. The suite includes the following modules:
It’s June and that means that mJobTime will be taking its industry-leading mobile time clock software on the road again. This time we’re off to San Diego where we’ll be exhibiting at CFMA's 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition. If you’re a member of CFMA and will be attending the show, we hope you’ll drop by booth #606 to register for an Amazon gift card. While you’re there, you might want to see how much exciting new stuff we’ve added in the last year.
mJobTime will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete 2013 from February 5 - 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. World of Concrete is an international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. It showcases leading industry suppliers featuring the latest in innovative products, technologies, tools and equipment. WOC attracts approximately 1,300 exhibitors and occupies more than 500,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space.
We are very excited to welcome James Sumner as our newest employee. James was recently hired as .Net Programmer and will join our development team in working on current and future software offerings.
Prior to joining mJobTime, James served as Information Systems Specialist for Mobiloil Federal Credit Union where his responsibilities included custom application programming as well as various hardware and software responsibilities.
Congratulations to the CFMA staff for a wonderful conference, and a big thank you to all our customers and friends who stopped by the mJobTime booth at the show.
Also, a special congratulations to Christopher Budris of The GFS Group, winner of a Kindle Fire given away by mJobTime during the show.
We look forward to seeing everybody again at next year's show in San Diego.
mJobTime will be taking its advanced mobile time tracking software on the road to Orlando, Florida where we will be exhibiting atCFMA’s 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition from June 23 – 27. We invite you to visit our booth (#200), register to win a free Kindle Fire, and take a look at the all the great new features that mJobTime has added.
See you there!