Mi-Corporation http://www.mi-corporation.com Mobile Information Solutions for Mission-Critical Processes Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:28:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Webinar: “How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets” http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/webinar-how-to-increase-workforce-accountability-with-mobile-timesheets/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/webinar-how-to-increase-workforce-accountability-with-mobile-timesheets/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:53:39 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=16030   How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets Live Webinar  |  Friday, July 10  |  11am EDT In today's mobile world, paper timesheets are outdated and obsolete.  Yet many companies still face problems and challenges when it comes to dealing with Read More

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How to Increase Workforce Accountability with Mobile Timesheets

Live Webinar  |  Friday, July 10  |  11am EDT

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In today's mobile world, paper timesheets are outdated and obsolete.  Yet many companies still face problems and challenges when it comes to dealing with them.

The top problems businesses face with paper timesheets:

  1. Wasted time & resources that lead to decreased productivity
  2. Errors in reporting & payroll clerical errors 
  3. Lack of employee verification to prevent such activities like 'buddy-punching'
  4. Lost, misplaced or damaged paper timesheets
  5. Paper timesheet inaccuracies that lead to unnecessary financial loss

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Paper timesheets can cause problems at all stages of your business--from wasted time and resources, to mix-ups, mismanagement, and inaccuracies with accounting and payroll. All of these issues work to slow and congest your workflow processes, but could quickly and easily be solved with a mobile timesheet solution.

In our upcoming webinar, hear from industry experts Stephen Cole, CEO of ConcreteData & Nick Bova, National Channel Sales Manager at Intellinetics, as they discuss the benefits of using Mobile Timesheets.

Mobile timesheets can help your organization by:  

  1. Managing workers, crews, job sites and equipment
  2. Enforcing timekeeping and work rules, and eliminating time theft such as hour rounding and buddy-punching
  3. Eliminating delays in getting information to payroll by automating approval workflows and seamless integration to your payroll and accounting systems

For more information, see our  Mobile Timesheets Solution.

 

Join us on Friday, July 10 at 11am EDT to learn how mobile timesheets can streamline your timekeeping and payroll processes while increasing your workforce accountability.

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Top 5 Moments from WWDC 2015 http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/top-5-moments-from-wwdc-2015/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/top-5-moments-from-wwdc-2015/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:38:30 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15835 Mi-Corporation's VP of Customer Success, David Nakamura, recently attended Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, and met some truly inspiring people, attended interesting sessions and learned many good development practices. Here are his top 5 memorable moments: Read More

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Mi-Corporation's VP of Customer Success, David Nakamura, recently attended Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, and met some truly inspiring people, attended interesting sessions and learned many good development practices.

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Here are his top 5 memorable moments:

1. Swift Lab

An Apple engineer stepped me through the basics of getting started on Swift development--using the Playground, starting a project, storyboarding, walkthrough of basic libraries (NSCore, UiKit, UiTouch, JSON support, CoreData) and file storage support.

It was clear to me that the development lab team at WWDC was dedicated to assisting attendees with development--at any level. I appreciated the willingness to help get me started.

 

2. App Store Lab

I visited the App Store Lab twice to discuss our current Mi-Forms App, which was still in review at the time, and then to discuss Enterprise Deployment of Apps. I found both visits to be worthwhile and productive.

During my first appointment, I met with Apple App Reviewers who said that our Mi-Forms app was actually undergoing review at that very moment. We were able to resolve any issues right away and the team was able to approve the submission within 15 minutes.

I also learned that if you are submitting an App that requires expedited review, there's a form you can fill out online explaining the circumstances--critical bug fix or scheduled event, etc.

On my second visit, I met with another team of App Store experts on Enterprise Deployment strategies and how the process works. This information will come in handy especially for our customers who are interested in controlling their App deployments with us.

 

3. Technical Sessions

I attended a number of sessions throughout the week and observed a few things:

  • Apple listens to the development community--this was especially pronounced with the relatively new progression of Swift 2 in the past year. I had several conversations with other Apple developers who were excited to see Swift 2 implement a number of requested features.
  • There's a healthy emphasis on security, user confidentiality, and performance from just about all sessions I attended.
  • Good overall development practices to keep in mind.

 

4. Think Audaciously 

Debbie Sterling, female engineer and founder of toy company GoldieBlox, spoke about coming from a small town high school, to graduating from Stanford and making bold strides to overcome the hurdles and stereotypes of women in engineering.

Inspired by Steve Jobs, she left her engineering career to start up GoldieBlox, which sells toys targeted to girls with an emphasis on engineering. The company has had major success on Kickstarter, on Target shelves (disrupting the "pink aisle") and has featured iOS/watchOS apps in the iTunes App Store. Overall, this was an inspiring session and contained worthwhile content on passion, marketing, entrepreneurship, product development, handling obstacles and more.

 

5. How to Discover a Planet: An Evolution of Search and Discovery

CalTech professor Mike Brown explained the fascinating discovery of our planets and how our technology has evolved to reveal them. From ancient to modern telescopes, he discussed the role of photography, digital photography and now supercomputing in the discovery of what is now known as the Solar System--our eight known planets and the Kuiper belt--a scattered belt of smaller objects beyond the planets, now numbering over 1,000 but believed to be in the 100,000s, with Pluto actually being one of them. Mike explained how computer models of these orbits are indicating a much larger body, a 9th planet, in the outer reaches of the solar system yet to be discovered.

*Networking

Attending a conference alone isn't always easy, but I've had some great conversations and have made lasting connections with other attendees. For over 80% of the attendees, this was their first WWDC as well, and I was glad to have met a good number of them. I had a great week at WWDC--the learning experience was immense and inspiring.

 

Author:

David Nakamura

VP of Customer Success

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Apple Watch: The Race Between The Consumer & Enterprise http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/apple-watch-the-race-between-the-consumer-enterprise/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/apple-watch-the-race-between-the-consumer-enterprise/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:27:24 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15777 The Apple Watch is out now after a big drum roll….as it continues to push the adoption of wearable technology, it’s a good time to ponder how and where this new i-thing will see adoption in the market. My bet is Read More

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The Apple Watch is out now after a big drum roll….as it continues to push the adoption of wearable technology, it’s a good time to ponder how and where this new i-thing will see adoption in the market. My bet is on the consumer adoption fast outpacing enterprise adoption in the next year or two, and eventually maybe the enterprise will start to catch up.

Given that Mobile Solutions and Devices are still just in the mainstream phase of adoption by Enterprise organizations, we see wearables like this as the next frontier. Especially when they need to be paired with a mobile device anyway.

Here are a couple of interesting case studies/use-cases to consider for the Apple Watch in these early days:

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1) Salesforce.com CRM data on your Apple Watch –

Information Week has a nice piece about the SFDC app for the Apple Watch. What would a VP of Sales do with such an app? The thought is that notification messages that require simple “yes/no” type answers or buttons could be easily handled on this device with ease – such as permission to grant a customer an end-of-quarter discount for instance. A salesperson could look at analytics regarding an account before walking in to the meeting much easier and discreetly, gain powerful background information and context without having to sit in their car and do the same. The SFDC Apple Watch app appears to offer some powerful charting and drill down capabilities which can be harnessed on your wrist. Seems like most use cases revolve around data display, rather than data entry, which is not a surprise given the small screen real estate. As a Salesforce.com power user myself, I look forward to trying it someday.

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2) Shopping app for consumers on your Apple Watch –

ThinkApps, an app development firm, has a few different example Apple Watch apps profiled, most for consumers. This one caught my attention, as I’ve certainly been in the boat of standing at a grocery store with the list of things my wife asked me to buy and having to dig around for my phone to find all that information. This Intelligent Shopping List App by Oscar Peli, makes it possible to display a shopping list conveniently on your wrist and be able to check off items as you pick them up. I could see this easily applying to simple checklists in the enterprise context as well for inspections etc. The key is simplicity & speed.

It will certainly be interesting to see where this technology goes and how it is adopted by the developer community, consumers & enterprises, all of whom will learn from each other. If you see me with a cool gadget on my wrist, watch out, I could be looking you up in my CRM!

Schedule your complimentary mobility consultation today to learn more about Mi-Corporation's mobile solutions, including mobile forms, easy app deployment middleware and analytics tools, and how they can benefit your business.

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Gautham Pandiyan

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

 

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The Harmful Effects of “Dirty Data” http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/the-harmful-effects-of-dirty-data/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/the-harmful-effects-of-dirty-data/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:49:59 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15778   Data is the lifeblood of your company.  In our technologically mobilized world, data is the lifeblood of any major business. Data helps you work better, smarter, and reach your target audience. But dirty data hinders this process and corrupts Read More

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Data is the lifeblood of your company.  In our technologically mobilized world, data is the lifeblood of any major business. Data helps you work better, smarter, and reach your target audience. But dirty data hinders this process and corrupts workflow.

What is Dirty Data?

Dirty data is bad, misinformed, out-of-date and inaccurate information.  People, businesses, addresses, phone numbers – this basic information is constantly in flux and it all has a direct impact on your company’s bottom line.

  •  The Gartner Group reports that poor data quality depletes millions of dollars annually (on average) in wasted resources and expenses on operational inefficiencies, missed sales and unrealized new opportunities.
  • A Forrester research study discovered that a mere 12% of companies actually use data-driven intelligence to guide vital business functions and strategies.
  • NetProspex finds data decays at an average rate of 2 percent per month, which means you can expect 25 to 30 percent of your organization’s contact data to go bad each year under normal circumstances.
  • Experian states “Inaccurate data has a direct impact on the bottom line of 88% of companies, with the average company losing 12% of its revenue.”
  • Fathom claims “Dirty data, or poor data quality, costs U.S. businesses $600 billion annually.”
  • CSC published “More than 70% of data is created by individuals” and “Global data production will be 44 times higher in 2020 than it was in 2009.”
  • Forbes Insights survey results “Only a quarter (24%) of all respondents surveyed feel that customer communications and data gathering systems are fully integrated, while 13% report no level of integration at all.

Dirty data embodies the saying: “Garbage in, Garbage Out”, and many businesses have taken initiative to keep dirty data from polluting their data-stream. According to Experian, 91% of U.S. organizations have invested in data-quality initiatives in the past year.  As the amount of digital data we gather, receive and utilize in everyday dealings increases, the concerns surrounding dirty data will only continue to grow.

Some statistics to consider:

  • 47% of all data is being collected through mobility – Mobile Applications and Web Sites.
  • 53% of organizations surveyed by Forbes Insights, on average, use 36 different data-gathering systems making it difficult to keep track and keep multiple systems in sync and up to date.

By 2020 a great deal of the data we depend on for strategies and tactics will be rendered useless if no corrective measures are taken, (according to CSC projections of data growth rates).  To stop this, many companies are taking preventative action.  Recognizing and dealing with the problem of dirty data has become a major point of concern for many companies and can yield a significant ROI if resolved.

The Benefits of Clean Data:

Clean data can help your business increase efficiency, cut costs, reduce risk, enhance customer relations, and help you make the most of your information.

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(Source: D&B The Sales and Marketing Institute)

Want to go clean?

Mi-Corporation, the industry leader in Mobile Enterprise Computing, can help push you in the right direction.

Mi-Corporation's Mi-Forms delivers a significant value proposition and cornerstone to any data quality solution. It all starts with new input and the opportunity to correct existing errors on the fly without creating a separate data quality task.

Mi-Forms' business rules feature and built-in abilities to integrate with your central system, auto correct data, reference look up tables, allow overwriting of old data, and real-time data checking and feedback – all work to support only the input of quality, clean data into your company’s data lifeline.

This kind of data-security, coupled together with Mi-Forms' ability to parse and export data capture packets to multiple back-end systems real or near real time, eliminates the need to manually scrub up or down line systems based on newly captured or corrected data from the field.

Stop dirty data.  Get clean. And keep your business healthy with Mi-Corporation’s mobile data solutions.

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On-Site with Transport for London 2015 http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/on-site-with-transport-for-london-2015/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/on-site-with-transport-for-london-2015/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:14:12 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15706 Mi-Corporation and Transport for London (TfL) recently teamed-up for TfL’s second Mi-Forms mobile forms rollout to more than 27,000 users! Transport for London, established in 2000, is the government body responsible for much of the transportation in the Greater London Read More

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Mi-Corporation and Transport for London (TfL) recently teamed-up for TfL’s second Mi-Forms mobile forms rollout to more than 27,000 users!

Transport for London, established in 2000, is the government body responsible for much of the transportation in the Greater London area in England—the image of London’s iconic red, two-story buses comes to mind.

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TfL services the entirety of London's 8.4 million (and growing) residents through their three main units of transportation:

1. Surface transport (buses, cycling, river services, streets, coaches, taxis, etc.)

2. Rail and underground transport (underground, overground, light railway, tram, Emirates Air Lines, TfL Rail)

3. Crossrail (in conjunction with the Department for Transport)

In early 2014, TfL released a competitive worldwide RFP in search of a mobile forms solution that could provide them with the flexibility, scalability and security needed for a large-scale, and growing governmental operation. Mi-Corporation won the bid with our design for a series of 16 mobile forms apps, beating out larger businesses due to the security, efficiency and integrative capabilities of our mobile forms solution.

To check-in on the second rollout and to see our solution in action, Mi-Corporation CEO, Greg Clary, traveled across the pond for an on-site visit with the TfL team.

Here are some of the highlights from his experience:

Greg, Kevin (also of Mi-Corporation) and members of the TfL team shadowed a TfL Inspector, Phil, (who is responsible for checking the work of contractors who clean the trains of the London Underground) as he used Mi-Corporation's software to record inspection data—this was but one example of how TfL uses Mi-Corporation's software.

Phil really knows the business and what TfL is trying to accomplish, and he prefers Mi-Forms on iPads much more than traditional paper forms. On May 19, 2015 we rode the Central Line of the London Underground to the east end of the line.

Six trains on the central line are “deep cleaned” in a depot nightly, with another 35-40 being cleaned at a level below that and another 35-40 being swept and dusted. Phil performed an “in-service inspection” of a car and a “license check” inspection and told us about a waste management inspection occurring at stations.

Transport for London: Inspecting for Graffiti

Phil is looking for graffiti like the faint graffiti pictured here above the door handle, and other uncleanliness. Any graffiti can be removed at night.

Transport for London Mobile Inspections

To record inspection findings, the TfL inspectors use Mi-Corporation’s Mi-Forms software and iPads to record the train car number, a photo of the graffiti and other metadata, as pictured above.

Transport for London Mobile Forms and Inspections

Phil and the other inspectors checking the work authorization card of a contractor (“license check” inspection) and recording the check in the Mi-Forms software.

Using Mi-Forms and iPads, Phil and the other inspectors can more easily send notices of problems to the contractors. TfL management and inspectors have greater visibility into cleaning and inspection processes and into how particular contracting companies are doing. Using Mi-Forms, TfL management and inspectors get data, summary reports and charts in a much more timely way.

We are proud to count Transport for London among our family of customers for whom we optimize mission critical business processes. Transport for London moves over 3 million passengers per day on the London Underground alone. By ensuring trains are safe, clean, and on-time, TfL positively impacts the world! We are delighted to provide an assist.

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The TfL Network Operations Center

To learn more about our work with Transport for London, read our official press release.

 

 

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Mi-Corporation Selected as a Microsoft 2015 Partner of the Year http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-corporation-selected-as-a-microsoft-2015-partner-of-the-year/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-corporation-selected-as-a-microsoft-2015-partner-of-the-year/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:40:31 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15681 For Immediate Release June 2, 2015   Mi-Corporation recognized as Winner for 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year Durham, N.C.— June 2, 2015 — Mi-Corporation today announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year Award. The company Read More

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For Immediate Release

June 2, 2015

Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year 

Mi-Corporation recognized as Winner for 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year

Durham, N.C.— June 2, 2015 — Mi-Corporation today announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Mi-Corporation is greatly honored to be the recipient of Microsoft’s 2015 Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year Award. We have always believed that mobile information positively impacts the world, and the way organizations are utilizing our enterprise-class mobile application solutions--particularly in the Government Public Sector--is a great example of the how cities, states, communities, and citizens alike are positively affected by, and are benefiting from mobile information” said Mi-Corporation’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. Mi-Corporation was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the Government Public Sector.

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"This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable our partner ecosystem has to offer. Therefore, it came as no surprise that Mi-Corporation was named among that group as this year’s winner of the 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year award,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud Mi-Corporation on this achievement and for the outstanding value it continues to provide for our mutual customers.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. 

Mi-Corporation recently announced it has become a Managed Service Provider for the Microsoft Cloud for Government and described its work to deliver best-of-breed Mobile Data Capture solutions for Government inspectors in the field, more quickly & cost effectively, in order to boost productivity, increase efficiencies, reduce costs and provide better service to citizens. Mi-Corporation also recently announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities.

Mi-Corporation has delivered proven benefits for government agencies including improving data accuracy 100x at IDCRP, saving $675,000 per year for the USDA, and reducing inspection process times from 4 weeks to 1 day at NC Department of Agriculture. Mi-Corporation has previously received the 2013 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award and has been featured on Microsoft SLG.TV as well.

 

 

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No Connection? No Problem! Collect & Pre-Fill Mobile Data While Offline http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/no-connection-no-problem-collect-pre-fill-mobile-data-while-offline/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/no-connection-no-problem-collect-pre-fill-mobile-data-while-offline/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 14:03:32 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15648 If you've got team members in the field or on the go, the concept of mobile data capture is something that is probably top of mind. Whether you already have a solution in place or you're considering a change to Read More

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Offline Mobile Data Collection

If you've got team members in the field or on the go, the concept of mobile data capture is something that is probably top of mind. Whether you already have a solution in place or you're considering a change to your mobile data strategy, the challenge of collecting, accessing and reporting on offline information can seem like an uphill climb.

You need a mobile solution that can pull in existing data from multiple enterprise data sources at one time, while allowing employees to access that data offline and keep it "fresh" so they're always working with the most up-to-date information available.

But how can you make it happen when connectivity is often a challenge and your team members are constantly making updates?

Download your copy of our complimentary offline mobile data solution field guide to learn everything you need to know about Mi-Corporation's offline data collection solutions and capabilities.

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Tuesday, June 16  |  2PM EST

On Tuesday, June 16 join us for a webinar dedicated to offline mobile data capture. We'll take an in-depth look at Mi-Corporation's offline capabilities and will share real world use-cases and customer success stories. We'll also hear from Mi-Corporation's Chief Technology Officer, Chris DiPierro, about the technical aspects of what makes Mi-Corporation's offline mobile data collection capabilities the most robust in the industry.

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The Many Uses of Digital Forms http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/the-many-uses-of-digital-forms/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/the-many-uses-of-digital-forms/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:44:45 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15563   Mi-Corporation's Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, was recently interviewed about the many uses of digital forms as part of PerfectForms' Expert Interview program. You can read the full interview here. -- Question 1 "One of Mi-Corporation's most Read More

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The Many Uses of Mi-Forms Mobile Forms

Mi-Corporation's Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, was recently interviewed about the many uses of digital forms as part of PerfectForms' Expert Interview program.

You can read the full interview here.

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Question 1

"One of Mi-Corporation's most popular products is Mi-Forms, an enterprise-class mobile forms software that can be used on any device, anywhere. Could you give us a basic overview of Mi-Forms, as well as some possible applications?"

Gautham:

"Mi-Forms is a best-of-breed mobile data capture software platform that allows an organization to design and deploy electronic form apps to any device, to collect any type of data (such as GPS coordinates, photos, voice, barcodes and more). Our software can be used online and offline, and the data can be exported to any enterprise system by using our 90 APIs and web services."

Example applications include:

  1. Pesticide inspections done by the NC Department of Agriculture to keep the citizens of NC safe by regulating the applicators.
  2. Clinical trial documentation by the NIH & IDCRP to help derive insights to cure various infectious diseases.
  3. Safety inspections by Transport for London to keep the transportation infrastructure safe for the citizens of London.
  4. Sales order entry documentation for Doyle Security Systems to streamline the processes and timeliness of taking customer orders.

Question 2

"One of Mi-Forms' main benefits is the ability to gather 'rich data.' What are some examples of rich data, and how can it be leveraged to help a company stand out from their competition?"

Gautham:

"Some examples of rich data include multimedia data such as voice recordings, barcodes, GPS coordinates, RFID tags, and more, as well as data that can be dynamically displayed based on lookups and back-end databases, line of business systems and more--even while offline. Mi-Forms software has stronger offline capabilities than most other platforms in the market based on its ability to replicate data sets from enterprise systems down to a local SQLite database on different devices. The flexibility of the platform, and the top notch service and support that backs it up from Mi-Corporation, are also key differentiators. Lastly, our 10 issued patents around the technology is unmatched in the industry."

>> Read the full interview here.

 

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Streamline Field Data Capture Processes with the Microsoft Cloud for Government http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/streamline-field-data-capture-processes-with-the-microsoft-cloud-for-government/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/blog/streamline-field-data-capture-processes-with-the-microsoft-cloud-for-government/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:23:26 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15600 Government Agencies looking to streamline their internal processes, boost productivity and produce tax payer savings, are increasingly turning to cloud solutions to do so quicker and more cost-effectively. Mi-Corporation was recently named an official Mobile App Managed Service Provider for Read More

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Microsoft Cloud for Government

Government Agencies looking to streamline their internal processes, boost productivity and produce tax payer savings, are increasingly turning to cloud solutions to do so quicker and more cost-effectively.

Mi-Corporation was recently named an official Mobile App Managed Service Provider for the Microsoft Cloud for Government. So we hosted a webinar to help Government Agencies realize the many benefits of implementing a secure mobile data solution hosted from the Microsoft Cloud for Government.

In this webinar, we were joined by Sharon Hayes, Former Deputy CIO of the State of North Carolina, who discussed the current state of IT in Government and how agencies can save time, money and resources by utilizing the Microsoft Cloud for Government to host their mission-critical mobile technology solutions.

>> Watch our recorded webinar here.

 

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Mi-Co Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Mobile Solutions to Cities Across the Globe http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-co-joins-forces-with-microsoft-citynext-to-bring-mobile-solutions-to-cities-across-the-globe/ http://www.mi-corporation.com/news-and-events/mi-co-joins-forces-with-microsoft-citynext-to-bring-mobile-solutions-to-cities-across-the-globe/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 16:02:59 +0000 http://www.mi-corporation.com/?p=15594 Global public sector initiative and Mi-Corporation enable cities to harness a new era of mobile innovation through a people-first approach. Durham, NC, USA, May 18, 2015 Mi-Corporation today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses Read More

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Global public sector initiative and Mi-Corporation enable cities to harness a new era of mobile innovation through a people-first approach.

Durham, NC, USA, May 18, 2015

Mi-Corporation today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Through the Microsoft CityNext initiative, Microsoft and Mi-Corporation will help leaders to do “more with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.

Mi-Corporation is a 15-year industry leader in enterprise mobile information solutions for mission-critical business processes delivering rich and powerful products that quicken business cycles, drive productivity, and increase revenues. Mi-Corporation mobile solutions support the use of Windows 8 Tablets and other mobile devices across diverse industries from the Microsoft Government Cloud. Organizations like the US Department of Transportation, the NC Department of Agriculture, the United Nations, VA Department of Agriculture, and many others use Mi-Corporation mobile formsmobile apps, and reporting products to achieve significant ROI on their mobile projects. With Mi-Corporation’s technology, and Microsoft’s existing platform with CityNext, the two will be able to offer a comprehensive solution that will transform the way their customers interact with the world.

Microsoft CityNext brings a new era of innovation to help cities transform government infrastructure, deliver new citizen services and address important challenges like sustainability and economic development,” said Gautham Pandiyan, VP of Sales & Marketing at Mi-Corporation. “We look forward to bringing the proven, flexible & robust Mi-Corporation mobile software technology from 15+ years development and experience to this ecosystem to help Cities do more with less, save taxpayer dollars & provide improved service to citizens.

Cities have long been the center of industrial, economic and entrepreneurial activity fueling the rest of the world’s success. Today, as more of the world’s population urbanizes, they face mounting pressures and challenges to maintain that standard and quality of life for citizens. It is expected that by 2030, six out of every ten people will live in a city. Leveraging a broad portfolio of familiar and security-enhanced consumer-to-business software, partner solutions, devices and services and Microsoft’s history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft CityNext is a collective effort that helps cities anticipate and plan for these changes and challenges, enabling them to meet citizens’ needs, thrive economically and embrace modernity.

We’re thrilled to partner with Mi-Corporation on Microsoft CityNext. Microsoft prioritizes a people- and partner-first approach across all our initiatives, and Microsoft CityNext is no different,” said Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental & Cities Strategist, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector.  “While cities are feeling the strain from economic challenges, Microsoft CityNext ushers in innovative technology solutions to create opportunities for cities and their citizens, enabling them to accomplish what they never thought possible.  We’re inspired by our diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help cities realize their full potential.

Cities are are invited to join a Mi-Corporation webinar on May 19, 2015 at 2 pm EST, featuring Sharon Hayes, former Deputy CIO of the State of NC, to learn more about why accessing mobile inspection solutions from the Microsoft Government Cloud will deliver efficiencies, productivity and better citizen service quicker, and more cost-effectively.

>> Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5000139444437075970

 

About Microsoft CityNext

Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city's people to create modern, healthy, safe, well-educated and sustainable cities for the future. Microsoft CityNext empowers cities to do new with less, by building on existing infrastructure and investments to transform cities’ systems, services and operations; engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalized services and apps that foster real-time dialogue; and accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs and partnerships that empower and nurture the next generation of skilled workers. Combining a vast network of global partners and Microsoft’s history of successful education, healthcare and social programs, Microsoft CityNext helps cities plan for and embrace the future.

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