Tomorrow's Technology and Site Assessments

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Tomorrow's Technology and Site Assessments

  1. 1. Tomorrows Technology and SiteAssessmentsPaul SchifferVice President, Product Development, EDR © 2012 Environmental Data Resources, Inc.
  2. 2. Big Business is Driving TechnologyChange• United States business is heavily invested: • Verizon forecasts 4G for its entire 3G footprint by end of 2013 • Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion • Google buys Motorola for $12.5 Billion
  3. 3. Government is Driving Change• President signs an Executive Order in November 2011 • Commits Federal Agencies immediately to transition to a digital government • Directs the Federal government to update records management policies and practices for the digital age. • Plan for how to archive materials • Work towards a more open government • Assign roles and accountability within agencies
  4. 4. Government is Driving Change• Executive Order “Presidential Memorandum -- Managing Government Records” • The government will need to account for massive amounts of digital data • New archival file types? • New storage technologies? Page 4
  5. 5. Consumers are Driving Change• Apple’s IPhone revenue larger than Microsoft’s entire revenue• Microsoft launches its tablet computer “Surface”• Forrester Research predicts tablets will become the primary computer device by 2016• IDC and Gartner show PC sales falling by 8% last quarter compared to last year (both desktop and laptop) Page 5
  6. 6. Consumers: Trend in Screen Sizes Page 6
  7. 7. Consumers: Trend in Screen Sizes• Screen size converging at 5½” to 6½” • Easy to “consume” information • Less expensive than laptop computer or tablet • LG Optimus G: 5.5” • Samsung Note II: 5.5”• Potential impact how you collect and present information Page 7
  8. 8. Property Assessment Leadership Survey 2012• Will adoption of mobile data capture and sensing technology impact your employees? (yes / no) • 79% - Yes• Will “virtualization” substantially improve your company’s operational efficiency? (yes / no) • 82% - Yes• Will the adoption and use of new technologies be a burden to-- or free up--your workforce? • 78% - Free up workforce Page 8
  9. 9. Mobile Device Adoption Surveys• Project Managers 2010 2012 Trend Smartphones 81% 81% IPhone 28% 54% Android 10% 27% Blackberry 44% 19% Other 18% 0% Tablets -- 21% IPad -- 86% Android -- 14% Page 9
  10. 10. Mobile Device Work Related ActivitiesFunction 2010Email 96%Voice 92%Calendar 71%Navigation & directions 60%Text messaging 56%Document review 55%Photography 49%Finding a place to eat 32%Locate research facilities 24%Note taking 19%Tracking time allocation 13%Video 10% Page 10
  11. 11. How Mobile Technology Change CanImpact Your Business• Site Visit• Records Review• Reporting Page 11
  12. 12. Site Visit Page 12
  13. 13. “Map Wars” Will Drive Innovation• Google Maps arrived in 2005 • 2007: Street View • 2009: Google Maps Navigation • Today: 50% of Google Maps traffic comes from mobile phones• “Microsoft Maps” arrived in 2005 • Today: Finished aerial photos of the entire US at high resolution• Apple’s Mapping arrived 2012 • 2012: Becomes the largest company in US history • Today: Apologizes for its mapping Page 13
  14. 14. Future Map Wars• Focus on • Building interiors • 3 dimensional model of the world • Augmented reality • Continuous information on location Page 14
  15. 15. Google “My Tracks” Mobile Application • Mobile Phone built in GPS means you can: • Capture your path • Marks points of interest • Upload and save Page 15
  16. 16. “Glympse” Mobile Application • Mobile Phone Internet connection means you can : • Send you location to others • Track progress on Web page and Phone • Observe progress of colleagues • Perform “fleet management” Page 16
  17. 17. “Skitch” Mobile Application • Larger screens, high quality graphics and UI means: • Capture Site Photos and Maps • Draw on top while on site • Create diagrams • Upload results Page 17
  18. 18. “Smart Measure” Mobile Application• Phone camera means: • You can take horizontal and vertical measurements Page 18
  19. 19. “Field Assets” Mobile Application • Unified Data Collection App • Photos • Notes • Voice Recording • Upload Page 19
  20. 20. Mobile Video Conferencing• Video• Collaboration• “Augmented Reality”
  21. 21. Mobile Aerial Reconnaissance• UAV technology is rapidly advancing • Recon with quadcopters • Structurally unsafe building? • 10,000-acre site? • Alligators and hobos?• FAA drafting rules for UAV in US airspace • Privacy a big issue, but limited legal framework
  22. 22. Records Review Page 22
  23. 23. “Genius Scan” Mobile Application • Quick image capture • Automatically Crop • Save and Build PDF Page 23
  24. 24. Interactive Records Review• Tablet and Mapping Application Demo (click here)
  25. 25. Reporting Page 25
  26. 26. Data with Maps • Upload Photos with locational information • Onto a map • Into PDF archives
  27. 27. Device Independent Electronic Documents• Microsoft 365• Google Drive• Dropbox Page 27
  28. 28. Print Independent Documents• Today’s assessment documents are optimized for print…. • 8 ½ x 11, paginated, Table of Contents, etc. • But they generally are not printed!• The proliferation of small devices may alter documents • Users will prefer documents optimized for their screens • 8 ½ x 11 document layout will increasingly become irrelevant Page 28
  29. 29. Print Independent Documents• Mobile software applications divide their content into hierarchical sections• Assessment reports divide their content into hierarchal sections Page 29
  30. 30. What Firms Will Have an Advantage?1. Those that leverage mobile to save themselves time2. Those that save their customer’s time3. Those that optimize information for devices customers use • Does it make sense to optimize for print? Page 30
  31. 31. Thank You! Page 31

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