TeamViewer Keeps Data Easily Accessible
Today, people are more connected than ever before. The average worker uses a multitude of digital devices weekly, such as computers, smartphones and tablets. TeamViewer has concluded from a recent study, that many people who live in North America feel lost when not connected.
In a recent survey of 2000 workers located in North America, conducted by Harris Interactive, there were some surprising results:
- Nearly two thirds of Americans are now using more than one computer, smartphone or tablet on a weekly basis
- 63% of Americans say they use at least two computers, smartphones or tablets on a weekly basis
- 15% said they even use four or more computers, smartphones or tablets on a weekly basis
- 83% of Americans said people want the freedom to access their computers and devices while they’re away
As you can see, those polled expressed the need of staying connected while away from the office. Locations that those polled specified they’d want computer connectivity were pretty unexpected:
- While on vacation – 74 per cent
- While in bed – 48 per cent
- While shopping with a spouse – 36 per cent
- While at a sporting event – 29 per cent
- While on their honeymoon – 17 per cent
- While on a date – 11 per cent
“These findings show that no matter what the situation, an overwhelming majority of [North] Americans believe they should be able to remotely access all their devices, use applications and look for data anytime, anywhere,” said Holger Felgner, General Manager, TeamViewer. “TeamViewer gives people the freedom to access all their applications and data, no matter how many different devices they have. Whether people need to access their work computers to run an important application or open a document they were working on while they travel or simply pull up a favourite family photo from their home computer to show a work colleague, TeamViewer gives them the freedom they need.”
Obviously, TeamViewer can help those that feel vulnerable without their computer or access to important data. By using TeamViewer’s free remote access capability, people can easily access office or home applications and data from any of their computers.
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“TeamViewer allows me to access all of my firm’s computers when I am traveling on business,” said Melissa Ulrich of J&M Patent Designs. “TeamViewer keeps the office data just a secure click away. Security within our company’s data files is extremely important in the patent world and TeamViewer gives me that reassurance that all of our files can be accessed and still be protected.”
It’s clear with the results from this survey, that TeamViewer’s services are more needed than ever today. Either way, it seems TeamViewer brings a humongous convenience to workers who are on-the-go.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“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.