ChaiOne Insights: enterprise mobility (2)

3 Ways Field Service Apps Empower Your Mobile Workforce

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For many years, field services software and digital innovations were focused on work executed indoors, at a desk and in front of a monitor. Yet, a large percentage of the workforce that actively generates revenue for a company–operators, technicians, and inspectors –continues to rely on pen-and-paper, phones, or laptops. Mass adoption of smartphones and tablets in the public sector, as well as emerging technologies to support enterprise operations on these devices, provide numerous...

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Why Midstream Firms Need Mobile Oil and Gas Technology

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Imagine field after field of oil storage tanks, some so large they could hold a 747 jumbo jet. This is what you will see when you drive out to Cushing, Okla., home to around 58 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s stockpile.

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Understanding the ROI of Mobile Solutions in the Manufacturing Industry

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Your field service technician is on a call with a customer. He sees that the customer needs to order a spare part for the system to return to full operating capacity. The customer asks when the spare part will arrive and how much it will cost-- expecting the technician can provide that information immediately.

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Why Mobilizing Your Lean Manufacturing Tools Can Eliminate Waste

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How does this add value?

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Why Upstream Oil and Gas Mobile Technology Means Improved Productivity

5 minutes read

Imagine an oil and gas field worker using a mobile device to check production levels while working near a well. It’s not a common sight to see. However, it will become increasingly common as E&P companies continue to invest in mobile solutions in order to better manage their people and equipment and collect more accurate data. According to a survey by Oil & Gas IQ, 89% of people surveyed thought that mobile technology would revolutionize the operational environment. With increasing demands for...

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Why Mobile Utilities Apps Matter for Customers and Profits

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Low prices and slim margins-- this is where analysts are predicting electricity providers are headed. To consumers, one utility provider’s kilowatt-hour is the same as one from their competitor; it becomes a better kilowatt-hour if it’s cheaper and their bills are lower.

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How Custom Mobile Maps Improve Your Users' Brand Experience

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There’s a proper time and place for standard maps, but the enterprise mobility space in 2017 is neither. There are few things more jarring than otherwise perfectly designed data overlaid on an undesigned map.

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Why Companies Should Embrace Oil and Gas Mobility

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While reviewing the Apple’s iPad in Business website, I noticed something strange among the 33 various business types Apple was promoting. No Oil and Gas. Five Oil and Gas companies are in the top 10 Fortune Global 500, yet none are currently highlighted by Apple. Why is this?

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What Oil and Gas Has Taught Us About UX and Mobile Solutions

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ChaiOne has done a bunch of work in the oil and gas industry. Our efforts stretch across customer service centers in Mexico, distributions facilities along the Gulf Coast, offshore oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean, and to frozen land rigs in northern Canada. Below is a short list of considerations for those that want to make mobile technology with great user experiences for oil and gas field workers. This is split across two parts: Part 1 is about the human considerations and Part 2 is about...

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