Dan Rice works for TerraClear, an organization whose mission is to improve access to clean drinking water among rural populations in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Lao PDR is on the United Nations’ least developed country list, and therefore largely lacks basic resources to keep water clean for its citizens.
If you’ve ever ridden a jet ski, snowmobile, or any other recreational vehicle, you were probably having too much fun to think about all of the people and planning that were involved in its production.
At Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) in Quebec, Canada, it’s Stephan Ouellet’s job to address safety and compliance concerns so fun seekers don’t have to.
Aviation Services S.p.A. provides full handling airline and aviation services in Napoli Capodichino, Catania Fontanarossa, Roma Fiumicino and Bologna, Italy. Service offerings include station supervision and administration, turnaround coordination, baggage processing and transport, aircraft loading and unloading, flight operations, and much more.
Zane Schwendiman is the Operations and Administrative Assistant* at Zen-Noh Hay, Inc, a hay processing facility located in Pasco, WA. Zen-Noh Hay’s services include feed milling, on-farm consulting and brand development, food processing and packaging, transportation and logistics, fuels, and many more.
According to the company’s website, its primary goal is to “provide Japanese consumers with domestically produced farm products that are safe, reliable, and of impeccable quality.” In order to do so, Zen-Noh must be sure its operations are running via the most efficient and up-to-date methods.
Patrick Mfossa lives in Foumban, Cameroon-- a place where it is notoriously difficult for people to access even basic financial services. Loans, savings accounts, and other advantages we enjoy through financial institutions in the United States are predominantly unavailable to the citizens in the developing world, often preventing them from having the ability to own homes, cars, and to save money for more expensive pursuits.
It's no secret: mobile technology is changing the way people work. This doesn't just cover its most evident purposes, like food delivery or gaming; but mobile tech is increasingly translating its worth across all industries. It's especially advantageous in fields where recording information on paper isn't conducive to safety or productivity.
Enter the manufacturing industry.
Smarter Business Processes (SBP) is an organization based in the UK that provides consulting for businesses that wish to improve their processes using cloud-based software. According to the company’s website, “we all need to work smarter and more efficiently yet utilise the strength of our teams to achieve their maximum potential, yet many businesses do not have the tools to provide the intuitive collaboration and file sharing necessary to achieve these essential requirements.”
With the ever-expanding technology climate we’re living in today, the job descriptions of IT managers seem to be increasing at an equivalent rate. Technology professionals are no longer limited to simply ‘fixing the bugs.’ They must perform tasks to keep organized and efficient, but these tasks often seemingly have nothing to do with technology at all.
"As trained experts with detailed knowledge of Florida’s waterways, shorelines and deepwater ports, Florida’s harbor pilots protect our state’s ports from harm and ensure the safe passage of ship traffic– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We work diligently to maximize the efficiency of Florida’s seaports that serve as hubs for economic growth and stimulus, making their safety and well-being our top priority."
Many of the customers we write about come from corporations or small businesses that are looking to streamline their work or mitigate organizational challenges. But another subset of our user base consists of individuals who are creating mobile apps to help them simplify their daily lives.
At AppSheet, our goal is to empower everyone to create their own mobile apps. We do this by connecting with the most powerful productivity platforms, providing the ability to turn spreadsheets into powerful mobile tools. Since our launch in 2014, we've made big bets on Google Apps, creating integrations for Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and Google Docs. We want to enable the more than two million paid businesses that are powered by Google Apps to build their own apps with AppSheet.
More than 90,000 Google Apps users have created apps with AppSheet in the past 14 months. We're awestruck by the level of participation we've received from Google Apps users throughout the world and we’re looking forward to turning more of those users into app creators.
Good business owners know that an efficient workflow helps operations function productively. Sometimes, a team manages this workflow to ensure that goals are being met. But the recent boom in technology and the development of business apps has allowed managers to reduce reliance on humans. Instead, they can now depend on the organizational capabilities of technology to cultivate high levels of productivity.
Industry leaders in technology, agriculture, hospitality, retail, finance, and more have taken advantage of the app boom to help boost their business operations and promote efficiency-- and you can too.
It’s no secret that building an enterprise mobile app the traditional way-- outsourcing development to professional programmers-- can run a business tens of thousands of dollars. And that’s just for the app itself. But according to Mehul Rajput, there are a multitude of hidden costs that can start to accumulate even after the app has been built. In his Jaxenter.com article Top Hidden Costs of Developing a Mobile App, Rajput chronicles the additional expenditures an organization might encounter when embarking upon custom app development, but may not have previously anticipated.
Like almost any educational institution, Stirling Primary School in East London, South Africa faces common challenges in accessing technology. Unfortunately, there aren’t a multitude of effective yet affordable technological tools available to organizations with limited budgets and resources. But as Stirling’s website declares, “the school is blessed with a highly motivated, caring team of teachers who go beyond the call of duty to provide the optimum levels of learning.” So when Grade 7 teacher Wesley Renton saw an opportunity to innovate upon some outdated processes, he jumped at the chance.
With growing public awareness and interest in food supply and production, people around the world are taking part in an interesting trend that marries tourism and agriculture-- fittingly known as “agritourism.”
It’s not exactly a new concept. If you’ve ever visited a pumpkin patch in the fall you’ve participated in a form of agritourism. Same goes for wine tasting or shopping at farmer’s markets.
But the agritourism industry has seen a huge uptick in participation in recent years. Not only is society as a whole becoming more conscious about sustainable environmental practices-- and therefore demanding to know where and how their food is produced-- but agritourism also provides rich opportunities to connect with nature and the food system, enriching knowledge about crop production and humane animal treatment. Naturally, tourists are increasingly looking toward activities that don’t involve traffic and massive crowds.