May 19, 2020

AT&T and Verizon: Which is Better for Business?

AT&T
Verizon
business technology
Cinch Translations
2 min
AT&T and Verizon: Which is Better for Business?

When it comes to business communications, companies both small and large need to find reliable voice and internet service if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. With so many options for enterprise communication solutions, which do you pick? Below is an overview of the pros and cons for AT&T and Verizon, two top providers for business communication services.

AT&T Business Services

AT&T’s Enterprise Business offers mobility, cloud, network, and network security services for businesses. Here are some of the advantages AT&T can offer businesses:

  • Package options are ideal for medium to large businesses.

  • High Speed Internet starts as low as $40.00 per month.

  • With the AT&T Wireless Gateway, your business can offer secure wireless Internet to customers and office staff.

  • Enhanced Push-To-Talk options for companies that need walkie-talkie communication availability.

 

Verizon Business Services

Verizon’s Fios offers a range of plans to set businesses up for success, including Internet, TV, and Voice services. Here are some advantages of Verizon:

  • Bundles start at $49.99 a month.

  • There are packaging options that are great for small businesses.

  • Verizon often offers a 1-3 year price guarantee, offering you the ability to more accurately budget.

  • Different Internet + Phone bundles allow you to choose the plan that works best for your business needs.

 

The Verdict

Ultimately, both services can be effective for businesses depending on each company’s unique needs and expectations. According to CNET, AT&T offers faster service while Verizon has the more reliable network. For businesses that are more concerned about quickly accomplishing tasks on their smartphone, AT&T may be the better network. While those who travel often in areas that may be hard to get a signal with some providers may find Verizon to be the better option.

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

APTIM
Intelliwave
3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

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