The expectation on your teams to deliver applications that change the way work gets done has never been higher. They must be securely integrated in real-time with disparate data sources. Ryvit offers a unique ecosystem for our customers that allow them to harness the power of other integrations at no added cost. Once we have access to your API, we integrate your applications with other business critical applications without additional coding by your developers or implementation teams.
If we remember the Jetsons, the high-tech cartoon family of the future, we will remember they had some pretty awesome gadgets. In this 1960’s cartoon, they would make dinner in an instant and could visit the dentist via teleconferencing. Although we still have to go to the dentist, some of the technology the Jetsons had weren’t too far off from what we have today. One technology type, in particular, is wearable technology.
Wearable technology is just making its emergence to the market in a big way. Google came out with Google Glass and this is an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). This device looks like a pair of glasses and is voice and touchpad controlled but what you can do with them does beyond what most of us put on to read the morning paper. Google Glass has been stated to have smart-phone like capabilities in a hands-free environment. You sync your smart phone to this device so the display you see can keep you constantly plugged into your email and other notifications.
The construction industry is still catching up to the mobile trends, automation tools and other technologies that bring efficiency to the industry. This technology is another avenue that could open up possibilities for growth in construction. Google Glass or similar products could be used in the construction industry for easy documentation. If an inspector is wearing Google Glass, they can take a picture of a problem they see with the device and email it out that same instant.
Tasks can become easier and safer with an OHMD device. If these glasses were worn by construction workers, they could be notified to potential injury and notify someone from the device for help or to fix the issue. A sensor could alert someone if the device or person wearing the device were impacted and GPS can pinpoint their location. A task can be made simpler if a display is giving the wearer instructions or tips while they are completing the task.
Google Glass and devices like it have the ability to make an impact in the construction industry in the next few years as they gain popularity and more uses for them emerge.
THE BUSINESS IDEAS THAT MAY NEVER GET DONE The backburner in and of itself is not a bad thing if it is intentionally created to capture all the good ideas flowing from a team of thinking and innovative individuals. But how do you move from vision to reality? Inertia and the status quo are often the most frequent barriers to decision making. How do you increase velocity and get to status “done?” Using tools like voice memos, Pinterest and Evernote can help you capture and retain the lightbulbs that go off during meetings, in the shower or on long drives into the city. If you record your idea at its inception, you can let it simmer on the backburner, let it become a reduction sauce of all the best ideas floating inside your head while you regularly sift out the less viable or utterly ridiculous ideas you came up with like marketing an international symbol for, “Hey, Buddy, your right blinker is still on after 3 miles.” Backburner projects can be, like building integrations for your software company