Staying connected is essential for most field service professionals to manage their customer requests.
The Panasonic 10.1″, Android-powered FZ-A2 Toughpad delivers ruggedness and is suitable for highly mobile outdoor workers in challenging conditions.
We are making some changes to Field Service Business (FSB) and as of 1 October it will have new home. We will no longer publish the magazine in print format, but will include up-to-date field service content within a regular Service Management feature across our long-established titles, kicking off with the November/December issue of ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data) later this year.
Workplace bullying is a risk to health and safety, and can occur in all types of workplaces. Safe Work Australia has updated two publications on workplace bullying to provide greater guidance for managers and workers.
In news that no-one saw coming, a report commissioned by the federal government has found that a crackdown on poor fuel quality has driven up ozone levels, leading to an estimated 300 deaths a year in Sydney and Melbourne.
Master Builders Australia says that the parliament should recognise the Turnbull government's mandate to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).
Zebra’s 2015 field operations vision study found that 70% of field personnel expect budget increases for mobility over the next five years. 60% of respondents have undergone a mobile operations process re-engineering effort within the past year. 41% of respondents believe wearable technology will offer the best ROI by 2020.
Australian businesses will be given a leg-up in the form of research and development funding under the Global Innovation Linkages (GIL) program, which aims to advance Australia's international collaboration and to leverage entrepreneurial expertise from key overseas locations.
Engineers Australia and Siemens have announced the inaugural Digitalisation Forum to be held in Melbourne on 1 September.
The spotlight is on vocational education and training (VET), with the announcement of $9.2 million in funding being funnelled into five industry-led pilot projects to be run by Master Builders Australia (MBA), the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) and North East Vocational College (NEVC).
A call has gone out to fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers to support one another. Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? has recognised a need for peer-to-peer support based on some disturbing figures.
Finally, some good news. Australian business confidence has jumped to the highest level in over five years, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.
Forward-thinking businesses are adopting IoT strategies to reduce service response times by 80–90%. Read how you can improve margins and customer satisfaction by capturing real-time data with enterprise field software.
Master Builders Australia (MBA) has said that Prime Minister Turnbull's new ministry is a reflection of his commitment to delivering on the policy agenda the Coalition took to the election. Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of MBA, believes that it represents a clear mandate to drive a stronger economy, bring back the ABCC, lift productivity and create livable communities.
Death on NSW roads is up almost 25% on last year, with 208 fatalities since the beginning of the year. This figure is causing widespread community concern and the NSW motoring association NRMA is now calling on the state government to implement a scheme which would replace fines and demerit points for low-level speeding offences with compulsory driver training.