Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com Mobile Information Solutions for Mission-Critical Processes Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:48:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 The Importance of Proper Training http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/importance-proper-training/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/importance-proper-training/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:09:05 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12778 Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the NCPMI Annual Event at the Raleigh Convention Center.  This is a day-long event for Project Management Professionals that offers a chance to attend a number of project management-related sessions during the Read More

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Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the NCPMI Annual Event at the Raleigh Convention Center.  This is a day-long event for Project Management Professionals that offers a chance to attend a number of project management-related sessions during the day.  The sessions covered a wide range of topics and provided useful information relating to projects of all different types.

One of the more amusing anecdotes discussed during a session had to do with unexpected challenges that are often encountered as new technology is adopted.  The speaker talked about helping his mother learn how to use her new smartphone.

The first challenge was a fairly common and expected one with new technology: user buy-in.  His mother resisted getting a new phone for years because she did not see the need for it.  Her old phone worked fine.  Who needed to text?  If somebody wanted to see how she was doing, they should just call her like they had always done.  Eventually, her old phone died and she did end up with a smartphone.  It turned out that once she actually gave the new technology a try, she was a big fan of it.

The unexpected challenge was getting her to understand the proper use of some phrases that were new to her vocabulary.  This was not really something that had been given much thought.  There was time spent teaching his mother the basics of working with the phone, of course, but not much thought had been given to ensuring that she understood some of the terms and phrases that she may encounter.  This became apparent after his mother had been using the new phone for a few weeks and had posted on her Facebook wall about how she had “booty called” her son three times one week.  Needless to say, he very quickly explained to her the difference between a “butt dial” and a “booty call”.  She had heard both phrases before, and in her mind, they were the same thing.  There was obviously some important user training that still needed to happen.

As you help people learn to work with new technology, this is an important lesson to keep in mind: be sure to provide proper and complete user training.  It can help prevent embarrassing situations for everybody involved. Learn more valuable lessons at Mi-Corporation’s webinar “Training for Mobility Success” this Wednesday (Sept 22nd, 2014).

 

Mitch Hamelau

Lead Software Developer

 

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Mi-Forms Release Notes for v10.0.03 http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-forms-release-notes-v10-0-03/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-forms-release-notes-v10-0-03/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:41:58 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12776 On Sept 17, 2014 , Mi-Corporation released Mi-Forms v10.0.03. Please click here for details:Mi-Forms v10.0.3 Release Notes

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On Sept 17, 2014 , Mi-Corporation released Mi-Forms v10.0.03. Please click here for details:Mi-Forms v10.0.3 Release Notes

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Why Hasn’t Apple’s iBeacon Taken Off Yet? http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/hasnt-apples-ibeacon-taken-yet/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/hasnt-apples-ibeacon-taken-yet/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:58:55 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12679 As Apple nears the launch of new iGadgets this week, perhaps iOS 8 and who knows what else, I thought it would be useful to look back at one of the hidden gems of iOS 7 that perhaps has not Read More

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As Apple nears the launch of new iGadgets this week, perhaps iOS 8 and who knows what else, I thought it would be useful to look back at one of the hidden gems of iOS 7 that perhaps has not seen as much light of day as I expected. I’m referring to iBeacon – a set of transmitters that can transmit precise locations to iOS 7 devices like iPhones. The uses for this in a sector like retail leap right off a page at any reader. Imagine a coupon for milk getting texted to your phone, or pushed through a push-notification, right as you’re in front of the milk section. If you were wavering or about to pick one product, that action/offer might change your mind right then and there!

 

Business week writes about “Why Apple’s iBeacon Hasn’t Taken off – Yet” and notes that a lot of Fortune 500 companies are testing it including Macy’s, Hillshire and more, but have not deployed it in a meaningful way. In a world where consumers are used to scanning product barcodes with their smartphones and looking up prices on Amazon, eBay and other e-commerce sites, this is admittedly a bit puzzling. This author expects that we’ll see more adoption soon.

 

One success story with iBeacon is Major League Baseball (MLB). Business week writes that 28 of 30 ballparks have iBeacon, and fan check-ins have doubled with these, helping MLB push merchandise coupons, seat upgrades and more, and is now adding short-video segments on the history of the stadiums.

 

As always privacy, abuse of data collected by retailers and more are ethical issues that have to be worked through. But don’t be surprised to see contextually timed coupons and offers flash across your smartphone in the near future!

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Mi-Corporation Ranks No. 2647 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing US Companies http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-ranks-2647-2014-inc-5000-list-fastest-growing-us-companies/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-ranks-2647-2014-inc-5000-list-fastest-growing-us-companies/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:19:47 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12625 Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced that Inc. Magazine ranked the company No. 2647 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most Read More

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Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced that Inc. Magazine ranked the company No. 2647 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs.

Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“Earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list further validates the success and commitment of our world-class team to deliver the power of mobile computing to companies of any size, across any vertical market,” said Gregory J. Clary, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder, Mi-Corporation. “This achievement follows an active product development pipeline that saw a number of new products and key enhancements to our flagship product, Mi-Forms, and continued revenue growth year-over-year, clearly establishing Mi-Co as the leader in mobile information solutions.”

The 2014 Inc. 500|5000, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history.

Mi-Corporation has previously also received the 2013 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award, the 2012 Mobile Village Shining Star award and numerous other accolades as well, for making significant positive impacts in the world. Learn more about Mi-Corporation by visiting www.mi-corporation.com or contacting info@mi-corporation.com / 919-485-4819.

About Mi-Corporation (Mi-Co): Mi-Co, a 15-year industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class solutions that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iOS Devices, Android devices, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Transport for London, Lightower Fiber Networks, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, The US Dept. of Transportation, and many others use Mi-Corporation mobile forms, mobile applications, and reporting products. For more information on Mi-Co, please visit www.mi-corporation.com.


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WasteStrategies Builds Industry’s First Paperless Compliance Management System on Mobile Data Capture Technology Developed by Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/press/wastestrategies-builds-industrys-first-paperless-compliance-management-system-mobile-data-capture-technology-developed-mi-corporation/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/press/wastestrategies-builds-industrys-first-paperless-compliance-management-system-mobile-data-capture-technology-developed-mi-corporation/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:30:17 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12554 DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Aug 12, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced that WasteStrategies has built its proprietary compliance management system — WS AuditPRO — for managing EPA, OSHA, and other safety and compliance issues on the Mi-Forms Read More

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DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Aug 12, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the Mobile Information Corporation, today announced that WasteStrategies has built its proprietary compliance management system — WS AuditPRO — for managing EPA, OSHA, and other safety and compliance issues on the Mi-Forms mobile forms software platform.

Built with years of environmental-related consulting expertise, WasteStrategies created a web-based compliance system that enables comprehensive self-directed compliance and reporting activities to ensure thorough, accurate, and professional audits. WS AuditPRO simplifies, improves, and expedites the compliance audit process by intuitively guiding an organization’s audit team, room by room, through state-specific protocols for OSHA and EPA.

We built an indispensable compliance management system for complex organizations where compliance with EPA, OSHA and other safety standards is a concern,” said John Nicklin, managing member of WasteStrategies. “This is the only web-based platform on the market that offers automated management and assessment for audits and on-the-spot inspections. Providing staff with easy access to a compliance guidelines library, and a web portal designed to give senior management a real-time, visual dashboard assessment of compliance vulnerabilities, and corrective and preventive actions has allowed us to engage our clients at a much deeper and more strategic level when it comes to compliance adherence.”

This intuitive, turnkey interactive tool combines smart protocols with actionable findings and corrective recommendations, all contained within an easy-to-use mobile platform. Users can easily perform a comprehensive compliance audit or conduct regular, no-cost spot inspections with data collection, reporting, and management capabilities that require no additional staff.

With the intuitive paper-like electronic format provided by Mi-Forms mobile forms software, WS AuditPRO incorporates handwriting recognition, integrated photo capture capabilities, and intelligent logic to simplify training, reduce errors, and ensure a thorough audit. Users also save time and money by keeping overhead down, better understanding risks, increasing productivity in the management of compliance mandates, and supporting efforts to instill a culture of compliance.

AuditPRO software is updated automatically to reflect the latest compliance protocols at the start of any new audit. As the program guides users through the audit process, collected data is uploaded in real-time to a secure proprietary database from which a company’s audit team can deliver final reports

According to Mi-Corporation’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, “We worked closely with WasteStrategies to customize a mobile data capture solution that allows its clients to easily capture, report, and analyze critical information essential to conducting EPA and OSHA compliance audits. Typically, a complex and often-unwieldy process, we automated the processes into an intuitive systematic process that essentially makes the entire audit process simple and requires no additional overhead or specialized audit training or certification.”

Nicklin recently shared the benefits of deploying Mi-Co’s mobile data capture technology along with other customers who attended and presented at Mi-Co’s Annual Mobility Summit. To learn more about WS AuditPRO visit http://www.wastestrategies.com/view-auditpro-action. Video testimonials from the Annual Mobility Summit appear online at the Mi-Corporation YouTube Channel.

To learn more about Mi-Corporation’s leading software platforms or mobility experience, please visit www.mi-corporation.com or contact info@mi-corporation.com, 001-919-485-4819.

About WasteStrategies
Founded in 2010 and based in Annapolis, Maryland, WasteStrategies is a full service environmental management company, dedicated to helping organizations achieve aggressive pollution prevention measures and reducing exposure by demonstrating regulatory compliance. The company’s flagship product, WS AuditPRO provides the ideal, low-cost solution in situations where compliance with EPA, OSHA, and/or fire safety standards are a concern. It combines smart protocols with actionable findings and corrective recommendations, all contained within an easy to use, mobile tablet. For more information on WasteStrategies, please visit www.wastestrategies.com.

About Mi-Corporation (Mi-Co):
Mi-Co, a 14-year industry leader in mobilizing mission-critical business processes, offers enterprise-class solutions that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Their mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets, the Digital Pen, iOS Devices, Android devices, and other mobile devices across diverse industries. Organizations like Eli Lilly, Lightower Fiber Networks, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, The US Dept. of Transportation, and many others use Mi-Corporation mobile forms, mobile applications, and reporting products. For more information on Mi-Co, please visit www.mi-corporation.com.

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Mobility in the Energy Sector: Oil & Gas Need Mobile Solutions http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobility-energy/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/mobility-energy/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:55:28 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12504   The North American energy sector has been driving huge economic gains in the last few years. In some Energy hot beds like North Dakota, there are huge labor shortages, and Oil & Gas companies are struggling to find enough Read More

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The North American energy sector has been driving huge economic gains in the last few years. In some Energy hot beds like North Dakota, there are huge labor shortages, and Oil & Gas companies are struggling to find enough qualified workers for the jobs that lie open. There are also a number of experienced veterans close to retirement and the need for productivity, efficiency & doing more with less is high.

 

In this context, Enterprise Mobility solutions make perfect sense for the Oil & Gas sector to help boost productivity, efficiency, and obtain more real-time data to inform business decision-making. According to a recent survey by Oil & Gas IQ, by 2015, $8 billion will be spent on Oil & Gas mobile apps designed to achieve some of these objectives. The same survey also highlighted that mobile technology was #2 on the list of IT priorities of Oil & Gas CIOs, and 55% felt that such solutions would greatly enhance their operations. However, only 16% have employed a mobility strategy so far, indicating the extent of the road ahead for this sector.

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Accenture has also published a nice article with SAP titled “Mobile Solutions for Oil & Gas Companies,” that looks at the types of mobile solutions most prioritized by Oil & Gas companies and other related factors. Executives surveyed indicated that Mobile Technology will have more of a positive impact on their businesses over the next 5 years than BI technology, Cloud & Social Media. MDM, Workflow & Asset Management solutions seem to be the top areas of mobile technology investments in the near future, and Enterprise Mobility can not only boost productivity of current processes, but also enable new business models & enhance revenue with current processes as well in Upstream, Oil-Field Service & Downstream parts of the sector.

 

A Mi-Corporation industry case study, “Oil & Gas – Improving Field Productivity,” looks at the various Upstream, Midstream & Downstream business processes that can be mobilized from forms-based data collection processes to inspection processes in the field. Field Inspectors who would spend 1-1.5 hours/day processing paperwork are now completing 20 more field inspections implementing mobile solutions according to the case study. User adoption is a key challenge to overcome in reaching successful implementations. Most end-users are not comfortable with technology, operate in some remote, offline locations, and have unpredictable daily routines, making user-friendly technology, the right training programs/incentives, and robust, flexible technology that works well offline key elements in a successful implementation. In the years to come we will surely see several mobile solutions in the Oil & Gas sector that help make up for the shortage in labor and drive more money to the bottom line in this hugely successful industry.

 

 

-Gautham Pandiyan

VP, Sales & Marketing

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Mi-Corporation Announces Mobile Data Capture Software Platform, Mi-Forms v10 http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-announces-mobile-data-capture-software-platform-mi-forms-v10/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/news/mi-corporation-announces-mobile-data-capture-software-platform-mi-forms-v10/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:27:54 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12469   DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Jul 31, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the leading provider of the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform — Mi-Forms — today announces that the latest version of its mobile forms product, Mi-Forms v10, is now Read More

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DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – Jul 31, 2014) – Mi-Corporation, the leading provider of the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform — Mi-Forms — today announces that the latest version of its mobile forms product, Mi-Forms v10, is now generally available to customers and partners to help them address their Enterprise Mobility challenges.

Mi-Forms v10 is a flexible, robust enterprise mobile data capture platform built upon 14 years of flexible technology, protected by 10 issued US patents and 2 pending US patents, and shows Mi-Corporation’s ability to lead the marketplace with continued innovation to serve its customers and partners.

In addition, Mi-Corporation continues to make enhancements to its industry leading Mi-Forms mobile forms software platform with the imminent release of Mi-Forms v10. This latest release provides further enhancements and features requested by customers and partners, and continues to allow the capture of any data, on any device and its export anywhere. A short summary of a few of the enhancements include:

  • Enhanced touch & multimode support for switching between inking/touch/keyboarding input
  • Flexible mobile user interface (UI) options between paper-like displays & HTML/columnar layouts
  • Official support for Mi-Forms iPhone & Android phone apps
  • Enhanced encryption technology
  • Enhanced JavaScript scripting editor in the Mi-Forms Designer

According to Mi-Corporation CTO, Chris DiPierro, “We are proud of our latest release of our core product, Mi-Forms mobile forms software, version 10. This is the culmination of a 14+ year journey with customer feedback, innovation and the belief that maximal flexibility and robustness are critical for our customers and their mission critical processes.

To learn more, visit www.mi-corporation.com or contact Mi-Corporation at info@mi-corporation.com to try an evaluation version of Mi-Forms v10 today.

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Mi-Forms Release Notes for v10.0.02 http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-forms-v10-0-02/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-forms-v10-0-02/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:22:09 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12434 On July 28, 2014 , Mi-Corporation released Mi-Forms v10.0.02. Please click here for details: 10.0.2 Release Notes

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On July 28, 2014 , Mi-Corporation released Mi-Forms v10.0.02.

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Mi-Corporation Releases Mi-Forms v10 http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-corporation-releases-mi-forms-v10/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/brochures-and-data-sheets/mi-corporation-releases-mi-forms-v10/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:14:39 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12432 Mi-Forms Version 10 is a major evolution to the Mi-Forms mobile forms platform, already one of the most flexible enterprise-class mobile data capture solutions available. V10 provides support for iPhone and Android phones while improving the functionality and user experience on iPad, Read More

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Mi-Forms Version 10 is a major evolution to the Mi-Forms mobile forms platform, already one of the most flexible enterprise-class mobile data capture solutions available. V10 provides support for iPhone and Android phones while improving the functionality and user experience on iPad, Android and Windows tablets, and adds a variety of other features that leverage the power & flexibility of the Mi-Forms system—reaffirming Mi-Forms as the best solution for capturing any data, on any device and integrating that data anywhere!

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Mi-Forms Version 10 http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-forms-version-10/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/resources/mi-forms-version-10/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:11:52 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=12427 Mi-Form-V10brochure Mi-Forms Version 10 is a major evolution to the Mi-Forms mobile forms platform, already one of the most flexible enterprise-class mobile data capture solutions available. V10 provides support for iPhone and Android phones while improving the functionality and user experience on Read More

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Mi-Forms Version 10 is a major evolution to the Mi-Forms mobile forms platform, already one of the most flexible enterprise-class mobile data capture solutions available. V10 provides support for iPhone and Android phones while improving the functionality and user experience on iPad, Android and Windows tablets, and adds a variety of other features that leverage the power & flexibility of the Mi-Forms system—reaffirming Mi-Forms as the best solution for capturing any data, on any device and integrating that data anywhere!

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