Filed under: Business Investment, privacy issues, Technolgy Review
So who can remember a time when we were NOT connected to our electronics all the time. I think all of us can remember when we did not have the smartphone, the iTouch, the iPad, and all the other devices that bring communications to your fingertips 24/7 and that is an era most of us would not want to return to anytime soon. You can regularly see articles about new areas soon to have Wi-Fi installed with free access. Planes have it now along with restaurants, plane and train stations, malls, you name it. No area is off limits and a National Wi-Fi network is being discussed as you read this.
I mean who doesn’t love the immediate availability of email, calendar, sports scores, news feeds, stock tickers, apps, contacts, phone calls, I could go on and on here. I have been in many situations where I was asked for a piece of information and I was able to look it up and have the answer within seconds, previously I would have had to go to the library to find the same information within days. This is the positive. This technology was science fiction before 1960 and today we almost can’t imagine not having it. Our kids won’t remember life without it…which brings me to the negative side.
Arriving with this technology is a new ability to work more and more hours which causes families to be neglected, workers to be abused, stress and distraction to be a serious concern. I have spoken with a Psychologist who treats people who cannot disconnect and end up burned out and stressed out and don’t know how to stop. We have to become more and more aware of our tendency to reach for that phone or tablet each time it chirps to see what is going on. Maybe change the settings so you don’t here the noises and won’t rush to check it. Leave it in the car or don’t even bring it home if it is not a dire need. Laptops could be turned off but we normally leave the other devices on and that increases the “checkability.”
The world is a constantly changing place and we are always having to be aware of how it affects us and our families. We just need to make sure our priorities stay in the right order.
Filed under: Asset Tracking, Business Investment, Cost Savings, GPS Fleet Tracking, Technolgy Review, vehicle tracking
I was very glad to see that the FCC and the powers that be in Washington finally made a good choice. While it doesn’t happen very often, every once in awhile they will make a good call on something. The towers and the frequencies that LightSquared were going to invest in would have crippled an entire industry for the sake of their own gain in the name of technology. This would not have been an acceptable plan. The Government agencies did their due diligence and came to the same conclusion which was a pleasant surprise to most I am sure.
Don’t worry, it won’t last long before they have botched another critical decision. Better enjoy this one while we can.
Filed under: Asset Tracking, Business Investment, Cost Savings, Fleet Installation, GPS Fleet Tracking, Quality
In this day and age is is the “in” thing to pinch pennies and be very cost conscious. With gas prices rising, and grocery prices increasing every day some if us have no choice but to track every dollar. No to mention the fact that if you are running a small business it is absolutely imperative.
So what can you do to save money? You have to run your vehicles, which includes gas, insurance,and maintenance; you have to open your office which includes utilities, rent, phones, computers, supplies and more. You have to pay your people which includes unemployment insurance, workers comp, 401k matches and on and on. So how are we supposed to get ahead? What can we do to save. One answer is outfitting your fleet with GPS tracking devices.
Now I know, you think that this is a great way to spy on your employees or your horrified at the idea of spying on your employees. First of all, that would be unethical, but tracking units do afford you an additional measure of accountability with your people. While you may be uncomfortable with this at first just think to yourself how many times you have wanted to know why you could not get hold of that sales rep in the middle of the day or why they had so many miles on their vehicle but so few contacts. With a GPS tracking device you can see where, and how, they are getting to that appointment. Are they taking the long way around the park, killing time and wasting your gas in the process? That is the benefit of installing GPS tracking devices into all of your company assets…to save time and money.
How do you select the units that you like? The sales department at any quality GPS manufacturer can help you analyze what the needs of your company or family are. If you are not sure where to start, one Google search can point you in the right direction. Now you have the units, how do you get them into your vehicles? Does it really matter who puts them in? Can’t the unit manufacturer handle that for me? Not necessarily. The idea here is to get these units into your vehicles and working so they start to pay dividends right away. The last thing you want is for them to be installed incorrectly and now they are a liability, not an asset.In some cases I have even seen poor installation companies damage vehicles to the point that they had to be off the road for a time and that is really something you don’t want to run into.
Make sure that if the GPS manufacturer does not have a company that they use and trust then you tell them Team TSI is there only company you will use. We have 13 years in the business and many more years than that under the dash of 265,000 vehicles so you know we can be trusted. High quality and “World Class” customer service are the backbone of what we stand for and we stand behind our work 100%.
Don’t let a junk installation ruin a great investment in your vehicles and your business. Go with Team TSI today.