Brian Albright

Brian Albright is a writer for Field Technologies magazine and Business Solutions Magazine.

  • Servitization Trends Drive Record Growth At IFS
    Servitization Trends Drive Record Growth At IFS

    Global enterprise software vendor IFS unveiled its 2018 financial figures in January, reporting a net revenue growth of 23 percent in its first year under new CEO Darren Roos. Field Technologies Online spoke to Roos (an SAP veteran) about the company’s growth and the importance of the company’s field service management business.

  • Increase Versatility & Revenue Streams
    Increase Versatility & Revenue Streams

    Customer service expectations have changed dramatically over the past decade as more consumers have embraced the type of on-demand, instant-gratification approach of companies like Uber, Amazon, and Apple. For field service organizations, that means customers (and employees, for that matter) have high expectations when it comes to timeliness, reliability, visibility, and communication.

  • Mobility Gives Service A Lift
    Mobility Gives Service A Lift

    Forklift dealer MH Equipment used customized software and rugged tablets to eliminate manual data entry while streamlining work order, time card, and inventory processes.

  • Q&A: Tampa Bay Trane Connects Customers, Technicians With Technology
    Q&A: Tampa Bay Trane Connects Customers, Technicians With Technology

    Field Technologies talks one-on-one with Tim Barnes of Tampa Bay Trane about the franchise’s expansion of its paperless mobility solution to include on-site job quoting and remote customer access.

  • Augmented Reality: The Future Of Field Service

    Companies are already deploying AR for service applications to improve resolution rates and address the looming technician shortage.

  • Efficiency Flows For Water Safety App
    Efficiency Flows For Water Safety App

    Massachusetts Division of Water Supply Protection eliminates more than 750 hours of data entry using a mobile survey tool.

  • Maxair Mechanical Deploys Video, Smart Glasses
    Maxair Mechanical Deploys Video, Smart Glasses

    The availability of small, high-resolution cameras in mobile computers, wearables, smart glasses, and other devices is opening up new ways for technicians to better serve customers and improve their own efficiency and first-time fix rates.

  • New Mobile Apps Improve Service
    New Mobile Apps Improve Service

    The field service automation segment is much more complex than it used to be. In addition to traditional field service or work order management systems, service organizations now have access to a wide variety of mobile solutions and apps that can help improve their operations.

  • Wearable Advancements Expand AR Use Cases In Field Service
    Wearable Advancements Expand AR Use Cases In Field Service

    Augmented reality (AR) technology is still a bit of a novelty in the service space, but more companies are rolling out solutions that utilize heads-up displays or smart glasses to provide hands-free access to schematics, instructions, and other service information to techs in the field.

  • Field Service, IoT Integrations Continue
    Field Service, IoT Integrations Continue

    The pace of activity around the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the field service space continues to accelerate. We’ve written about these trends before (see our previous blog on service/IoT convergence here), as major technology providers like GE, Oracle, Salesforce, and others have announced initiatives.

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