Featured Field Service Articles

  1. Field Service Predicted To See M2M And IoT Growth

    With an expected 26 billion connected devices to be in use around the world by 2020, field automation is the next big area of growth for M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, especially in the coming six months to a year.

  2. Field Service IT News For VARs — December 3, 2014

    News includes how third-party logistics will see major growth by 2016, must-have tools for contractor fleet management, and a few ways to manage solar assets in a growing market.

  3. QR Codes: The Way Of The Future When It Comes To Safety On The Road

    In an effort to save time when lives are on the line, Mercedes-Benz Canada started using QR codes on it vehicles to supply rescue teams with important vehicle structural information. According to an Autosphere article, the information includes the location of vehicle components like the airbags, battery, and fuel tank. The data can greatly speed rescue procedures used during lifesaving procedures in an automobile accident.

  4. Field Service IT News For VARs – November 26, 2014

    This week’s news includes the Equipment Leasing & Financing Foundations Monthly Confidence Index for November, coverage on how the use of mobile apps is affecting the travel industry, and how planning an exit strategy is an important part of a field service business plan.

  5. Why To Make Batteries A Managed Asset

    Whether mobile devices are used by employees in the field or on premise, keeping the devices working properly represents a big investment for a company.

  6. Field Service IT News For VARs — November 19, 2014

    This week’s news includes an article on the cloud’s impact on the growth of field management solutions, the threat of information overload from an increasingly connected fleet, and Apple’s efforts to make inroads into the business IT market.

  7. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

  8. What You Need To Know About 2G Network Sunsetting

    With carriers announcing plans to discontinue 2G service within the next few years, how should you and your customers with M2M (machine-to-machine) systems plan for this now?

  9. Field Service Survey: U.S. Customers Concerned With Having The Right Parts, Canadians, With Communication

    Americans and Canadians, while sharing the same continent, hold different opinions on what constitutes good customer service from a field service company. According to a Moneris Solutions Corporation survey, 80 percent of Americans respond they have received outstanding service from SMB field service companies, while 69 percent of Canadians respond the same way.

  10. FMCSA Publishes Notice To Collect Information For Electronic Logging Device Vendor Registration

    Although legislation to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) on interstate commercial trucks and buses is not final, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice in the Federal Register on Oct. 28, 2014, announcing its plan to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for electronic logging device vendor registration.