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Our Story, a Parallel

October 23rd, 2015 by jeff

The paper problem is very obvious to any construction manager and construction engineer in the field

This interview of PlanGrid CEO presents their parallel story within the construction industry. The founders of PlanGrid had the same epiphany we did when the iPad was introduced — this technology can change our industry, an industry badly in need of technology improvements, for the better. Watch the video. Great story..

To Android or Not?

March 7th, 2013 by jeff

We’ve gotten a few requests from potential users of Q-Scribe to develop an Android platform. When we started developing Q-Scribe, the only viable platform for tablets was iOS. From a usability standpoint based on our testing of Android tablets, we didn’t feel Android was ready for mainstream use until the JellyBean release. So we have been considering whether to develop Q-Scribe for the Android platform. However, after reading this report (Mobile Threat Report Q4 2012) from F-Secure, a leading computing security firm, we are really hesitant to move to the Android platform. Read the rest of this entry »

New York’s Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is out with a report entitled “Smarter Small Business” as summarized in this AMEX OPEN Forum article. By the way, if you’re not a regular OPEN Forum reader, you should be. The CUF studied over 230 small businesses in New York City and found that “too few small businesses are taking advantage of technology.”

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