Technologies That Didn't Exist in the Stone Age of 2010

Over a decade ago, Apple introduced the iPhone, described by Steve Jobs as a “revolutionary mobile phone,” a “widescreen iPod with touch controls” and a “breakthrough Internet communications device.” The iPhone literally changed the world by bringing the Internet to everyone’s pocket. The Apple App store changed how software was ordered and delivered, even how people work.

Today there are new technologies and jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago that are driving the business world. Let’s look at them:

  • App Developers - Software developers building applications to run on mobile devices.
  • Data Scientists – Taking data, created by applications, transactions, communications and other, and analyzing and interpreting the data.
  • Sustainability Manager – Helping businesses understand how they affect the environment and create plans to reduce their impact on the environment.
  • Drone Operator – Operates unmanned aerial vehicles used for a variety of tasks, from taking pictures to delivering packages to homes.
  • Uber Driver - People who own a vehicle sign up to become a driver, passengers who want a ride can call for a car using the Uber app on their smartphone, then the Uber driver goes to the passenger’s location to pick up the passenger and take them to their destination.
  • Cloud Architect - Responsible for bridging the gaps between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud. A member of the IT department, cloud architects use cloud components to build applications for a cloud-based computing system.
  • Autonomous Driving Engineers – Develop technology for self-driving cars.
  • Social Media Managers – Manage various social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) and the content that goes on these platforms for marketing purposes.
  • eConstruction Managers – Help you deploy tools to support collaboration with your partners and remove paper-based processes from your construction operations.

Command Alkon solutions use next-generation tools that didn’t exist a decade ago to remove paper from business processes, such as with eTickets. This is an electronic means of producing individual scale tickets and providing material haul summaries. Using eTickets eliminates the need to re-key the information into back office systems. Data on the eTickets can be garnered for generating insights into your business and to help make better, more informed decisions.

The Iowa DOT uses CONNEX Jobsite, which automates ticket entry in real time and eliminates paper ticketing. With CONNEX Jobsite, you can capture trucking time cards, material reporting, electronic signatures, invoices and more. You can confirm materials have been delivered to the right location at the right time. eTicketing improves the speed and accuracy of your invoicing processes. And, best of all, everyone involved in the job can access the information they need to do their job. Drivers don’t have to wait for dispatch to send them their next order; they just instantly pull up their next job and can begin work immediately. 

How can your business benefit by eTicketing? Let's find out! Schedule a 15-minute call with us to learn more.

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