Technology http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Latest apps, software for contractors in the field http://contractormag.com/software/latest-apps-software-contractors-field <div class="node-body article-body">Here is a rundown of the latest apps and software that will enable contractors to run more efficient businesses, save money, and have some fun with new technology all at the same time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/software/latest-apps-software-contractors-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/software/latest-apps-software-contractors-field#comments Software Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:57:00 +0000 34801 at http://contractormag.com 7 Things to ask before buying field service management software http://contractormag.com/software/7-things-ask-buying-field-service-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">When you’re looking to purchase field service management software, you need to hear how the system works from contractors that are using it, not just from the software vendor. While you can do this by going online and reading user reviews, a better way is to actually talk to, or even visit, customers that have the similar businesses to yours. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/software/7-things-ask-buying-field-service-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/software/7-things-ask-buying-field-service-management-software#comments Software Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:43:00 +0000 34521 at http://contractormag.com What is your favorite field app? http://contractormag.com/forums/plumbing-tools-technology/software-apps/what-your-favorite-field-app <div class="node-body forum-body"><p>Share with us your favorite mobile app that you use in the field all of the time. What app can&#39;t you live without and why?</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://contractormag.com/forums/plumbing-tools-technology/software-apps/what-your-favorite-field-app#comments Software & Apps Technology Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:15:51 +0000 34391 at http://contractormag.com Have a field day with ruggedized tablet cases, HVAC and plumbing forms http://contractormag.com/feldmans/have-field-day-ruggedized-tablet-cases-hvac-and-plumbing-forms <div class="node-body article-body">Compared to most tools taken to and used on jobsites, an iPad or other tablet benefits from extra-special protection from a sturdy case designed to withstand inadvertent hard knocks and hazard-duty environmental conditions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/feldmans/have-field-day-ruggedized-tablet-cases-hvac-and-plumbing-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/feldmans/have-field-day-ruggedized-tablet-cases-hvac-and-plumbing-forms#comments PCs/Tablets Feldmans Registered User Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 34171 at http://contractormag.com Mobile apps are a contractor’s best friend http://contractormag.com/smartphones/mobile-apps-are-contractor-s-best-friend <div class="node-body article-body">There are so many apps out there to choose from, where do you go to get a rundown of the best apps available to help you run a successful contracting business? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/smartphones/mobile-apps-are-contractor-s-best-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/smartphones/mobile-apps-are-contractor-s-best-friend#comments PCs/Tablets Smartphones Fri, 02 May 2014 14:52:00 +0000 33261 at http://contractormag.com Renowned engineer presents three simple ways to save water, energy http://contractormag.com/green/renowned-engineer-presents-three-simple-ways-save-water-energy <div class="field-byline"> BY ROBERT P. MADER </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CRYSTAL CITY, VA. — There have been a lot of steps taken to conserve water, such as low-consumption water closets and low flow fittings, but there are plenty of steps that can still be taken that rely on existing technology and aren’t particularly difficult. Nationally known engineer Bill Hoffman covered some of them in his presentation, “Three Emerging Technologies that Save Water and Energy,” at the International Emerging Technology Symposium here in late April.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/renowned-engineer-presents-three-simple-ways-save-water-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/renowned-engineer-presents-three-simple-ways-save-water-energy#comments Green Plumbing Technology Registered User Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:35:00 +0000 33141 at http://contractormag.com <p>Bill Hoffman describes three ways to save water and energy that aren&#39;t that much of a stretch.</p> Roto-Rooter selects Voxer Business for push-to-talk needs http://contractormag.com/software/roto-rooter-selects-voxer-business-push-talk-needs <div class="field-deck"> Largest plumbing, drain service in U.S. deploys communication tool to connect field employees and dispatchers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SAN FRANCISCO – Voxer, a pioneer in push-to-talk (PTT) and multimedia messaging, has been chosen by Roto-Rooter to connect desk and field workers and enable instantaneous communication. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/software/roto-rooter-selects-voxer-business-push-talk-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/software/roto-rooter-selects-voxer-business-push-talk-needs#comments Smartphones Software Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:54:00 +0000 32821 at http://contractormag.com Field crews need mobile information http://contractormag.com/technology/field-crews-need-mobile-information <div class="node-body article-body">Your employees are connected to the Internet most of the time, so why should they not be when they’re at work? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/field-crews-need-mobile-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/field-crews-need-mobile-information#comments Technology Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:27:00 +0000 32441 at http://contractormag.com <p>Technology experts Jim Wenninger (left to right), Steve Metzman and Ben Robbins advised contractors to plan mobile deployments carefully.</p> There's Still Time to Catch the Emerging Technology Symposium http://contractormag.com/plumbing/theres-still-time-catch-emerging-technology-symposium <div class="node-body article-body">ARLINGTON, VA. — There’s still time to register for the biennial International Emerging Technology Symposium, where speakers from across the spectrum of the plumbing and mechanical industry will discuss the latest products, technology, trends and best practices in the field. The International Emerging Technology Symposium is co-convened by American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association, Plumbing Manufacturers International, the United Association, and the World Plumbing Council.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/theres-still-time-catch-emerging-technology-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/theres-still-time-catch-emerging-technology-symposium#comments Green Plumbing Technology Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:48:00 +0000 32381 at http://contractormag.com <p>The ETS attracts experts such as Gary Klein, seen here in the white shirt, who&#39;s an expert in hot water delivery systems and conservation.</p> Online Exclusive: How Secure Is Your Data in the Cloud? http://contractormag.com/software/online-exclusive-how-secure-your-data-cloud <div class="field-byline"> BY DEB CARPENTER-BECK </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many mechanical contractors are now embracing cloud computing, using it for backup and disaster recovery, to tap into software applications anytime and anywhere, and for hosting computer storage, hardware, servers and network components. The benefits of cloud computing are attractive. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/software/online-exclusive-how-secure-your-data-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/software/online-exclusive-how-secure-your-data-cloud#comments Software Registered User Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:30:00 +0000 31941 at http://contractormag.com Graphic by http://www.cloud-computing-cloud-computing.com/ Graphic by http://www.cloud-computing-cloud-computing.com/