Solving The Fundamental Challenges Of Today’s Mobile Workers | Field Technologies Online

A very good post about the challenges facing today’s mobile workers in Field Technologies Online.  Here are few numbers to catch your attention:

According to Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends report, there are about 1.5 billion global mobile subscribers, up from 1.1 billion a year before. It is no surprise then, that by 2015, IDC predicts that the world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion – that’s 37.2 percent of the total workforce.

That’s a whole lot of workers!

We hear this quite a bit, too:

The fact is, managing  large teams in the field has become exceedingly complex,  with a significant number of moving parts, people and projects to oversee; and while teams are becoming increasingly dispersed and less desk-bound, the pace of work only continues to ramp up.

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… half of enterprise users are dissatisfied with today’s collaboration tools.

The article covers the four challenges — communications, document, security, and collaboration. We would add a fifth: data capture. Seems pretty obvious. You have a mobile device with the ability to capture video, photos, text, voice, signatures, bar codes, time/date, geographic location, and more. So how do you capture this information, communicate it, manage it in a central location, and collaborate with co-workers? That’s where FotoNotes comes in. We address the fifth challenge, and the other four as well. Contact us to learn more.

You can read the full post here: Solving The Fundamental Challenges Of Today’s Mobile Workers.