May 19, 2020

Are You Business Fashionable? Learn How Apple Watch Can Spice Up Your Wardrobe

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Are You Business Fashionable? Learn How Apple Watch Can Spice Up Your Wardrobe

Hailee Steinfeld may grace the cover of the latest issue of Flare magazine, but the popular Canadian fashion publication has placed something else on the cover of the May issue that has people talking—an Apple Watch. Specifically, the young actress can be seen wearing a Space Gray Apple Watch Sport with the Back Sport Band, as well as a stainless steel Apple Watch with a White Sport Band on an alternative cover.

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Editors of the magazine are calling the watch a “stylish timepiece,” indicating that this watch may do some impressive things—like allow you to look sharp and fashionable for your next business meeting.

Fashion Forward

Sure, the Apple Watch may be noted for its ability to board your next flight without a physical boarding pass, as well as grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks or learn a new language with the appropriate app, but the device can also help you do something else that is kind of important—accessorize.

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When the Apple Watch officially launches, more than 30 different models will be available, meaning there’s plenty of different styles to choose from that will help accompany that tailored suit or black pencil skirt. Conveniently enough, you will be able to change the digital face of the watch at any time to better match your daily outfit. You can also take advantage of the fact that the interface of the watch can be adjusted, meaning you can wear the device on either wrist.

Watch Fashion Trends Expand

Pebble Time will soon be an option for you to sport on your wrist, too. The smartwatch used Kickstarter for assistance in order to be mass produced. While still in a pre-production phase, once officially released, the watch will give users access to a compass, microphone, Bluetooth and so much more.

Keeping with the fashion theme, Gadget Wraps will be coming to Pebble Time, allowing you to personalize the look of your watch even more!

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Who said it wasn’t possible to look smart, sleek and fashionable? After all, a CEO—male or female—who is dressed appropriately will often be taken more seriously. 12 and 14 hour days are rough, so make them more enjoyable with your wardrobe. 

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

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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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