Welcome to the latest edition of MobileTime, a blog about the issues affecting mobile time tracking and the construction industry in general. Our goal for this blog is to provide useful, helpful information presented in a concise format to our customers and all others who might benefit. Today's article discusses the current state of the tablet technology market.
The tablet personal computer (tablet pc) actually began as a concept by Microsoft in 2000. It was basically a portable personal computer running a modified version of the Windows operating system and having a touchscreen as its primary input device. The Microsoft concept failed to catch on because of many issues including size and weight, battery-life, lack of efficient input devices such as physical keyboards and mice, and a very limited market.
All of that changed in April of 2010 when Apple Computers introduced the iPad tablet, thus beginning the Tablet Revolution. Spurred by a wide-spread acceptance among both consumers and enterprises, the tablet, and particularly the iPad, is enjoying unheard-of success. Tablet adoption is occurring at a historically faster pace than devices such as cell-phones/smartphones, mp3 players, game consoles, and DVD players. Much of this has been driven by the demands of today’s mobile society. People are no longer satisfied with having their computer world locked to a specific physical location such as an office or home. Instead, they are demanding real-time access to content, the Internet, media tools, and other resources from virtually anywhere.
Why has the tablet been so universally accepted? Because of ongoing technological advances, users can now use tablets to do many of the same things that only a PC could do in the past. Today’s tablet comes with an elegant user interface, uses quality components, has longer battery lives, enjoys extensive functionality, has a very reasonable price point, and adds the mobility component that has become a part of the daily lives of so many users.
In a very short period of time, the tablet market has skyrocketed. Growth in this market is expected to increase much faster than other computing segments. According to Infinite Research estimates, tablet computer shipments will increase from 16.1 million units in 2010 to 147.2 million units in 2015. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 56%.
With the advanced technology now available in the tablet, and a more mobile workforce, tablets look like a good bet to capture a significant part of the mobile technology market going forward. What is your money on?
Welcome to the latest edition of MobileTime, a blog about the issues affecting mobile time tracking and the construction industry in general. Our goal for this blog is to provide useful, helpful information presented in a concise format to our customers and all others who might benefit. Today's article discusses mJobTime Corporation’s participation in the Sage Summit trade show and the unveiling of our new mJobTime Web Edition.
mJobTime Corporation is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Sage Summit 2011 conference at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, DC. from July 10 – 15, 2011. Sage Summit is a five-and-a-half day event with the first two days dedicated to Sage business partners, consultants, and Sage Accountants Network members and the final three-and-a-half days devoted to the 3,000 Sage customers expected to attend the event. As a long-time Sage Development Partner, mJobTime will be in attendance for the full week.
mJobTime has been selected as one of three vendors to present at the Sage CRE Industry Solutions Showcase – Mobile Time-Tracking Solutions. The vendor software applications chosen are integrated with Sage Timberline Office, Sage Master Builder, and Sage Timberline Enterprise, and will allow organizations to overcome the arduous and paper-intensive process of gathering data from the field by going paperless and simplifying job reporting. The presentation will be done by Mike Soniat, Director of Technical Services for mJobTime, on Friday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. ET.
mJobTime is also pleased to announce the unveiling of our new mJobTime Web Edition at the conference. The mJobTime Web Edition will provide a web-based user interface that will allow transactions to be posted to the customer’s database via the Internet. It will run on most popular devices including Androids, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Windows Mobile smartphones, iPads and other tablet computers, netbooks, laptops, and desktop computers. With the new Web Edition, mJobTime users will no longer have to install or upgrade the time tracking software on their mobile devices nor have to perform syncs to transfer data to and from the office.
We invite all Sage Summit attendees to drop by the mJobTime booth #337.