Perryn Olson

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Our Favorite Business Apps

Perryn Olson

Here at My IT, we’re all about leveraging technology to improve efficiencies to help our clients grow and be more profitable. Over the past five years, we’ve over doubled our company’s client base while only adding a few new team members because of our lean approach to business. Much of this efficiency has come from different applications, both in the management of client networks and to streamline our remote support, but also to make internal communications and processes more fluid and efficient. So, we asked our team, what are some of your favorite apps for work?

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Productivity Improvements with iOS11

Perryn Olson

Apple’s new operating system, iOS11, is chock full of fun new features like gifs integrated in the Photo app and VR flyover cities. Instead of listing the 100+ changes, let’s focus on the twelves updates that can improve productivity for your business.

Top iOS 11 Productivity Improvements

  1. Transition Phones – Apple made it even easier to transition to a new phone (of course). You can now import all of your settings, preferences, and keychain passwords wirelessly just by having the two phones next to each other.
  2. Centralized & Customizable Control center – You can do more with fewer clicks and finger swipes because iOS11 has all the controls in one location and you can customize what is included via Settings.
  3. Simpler Notifications – The new interface also centralized notifications, making them easier to review and dismiss. You can also make a notification persistent, allowing it to stay visible until you’re done with that reminder.
  4. Do Not Disturb while Driving – A key, potential life-saving feature, allows you to disable texts and notifications while you’re driving so you can pay attention to the road. I expect many companies to require this setting for all their drivers, much like companies banning talking on phones while driving.
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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Bots on the Construction Jobsite

Perryn Olson

The construction industry has been ripe for disruption and bots are one of the biggest catalysts in the Con Tech (Construction Technology) sector. While bots aren’t seen on every construction jobsite yet, and most are still in early beta and prototype stages, they are making their presence known. So far, we’re seeing bots laying bricks, autonomously printing buildings, excavate jobsites, managing and delivering supplies via drones, and now tying rebar.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

What Does IoT Mean for Your Office? The Office of the Near Future.

Perryn Olson

You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things, IoT for short, but you may not have known it was called IoT and you may think it is decades away from ever happening. A “connected office” it isn’t that far-fetched either, nor is it years away. Per Gartner, 8.4 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2017 (up 31% from 2016).

IoT, or machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, means your devices are connected to the internet or to each other generally to increase productivity. For example, the coffee pot at your office automatically turns on a 7:55 am because the first employee to arrive just pulled into the parking lot. This menial task saves that employee 5 minutes and allows him to grab a cup of coffee and start work at 8:00, not 8:05. Some experts say the Internet of Things should be called the “Era of Assistants” as devices are taking care of routine tasks, measuring performances, and helping us solve problems.

IoT is already in many offices, homes, vehicles, and on your body (wearable technology like fitness trackers). However, many people just don't realize how connected of a world we already live in and they take for granted a future living integrated with technology is already here.

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Construction Tech – Smart Tools

Perryn Olson

Last month we discussed how tech savvy construction jobsites have become over the past few years. Besides having a robust remote office in a temporary jobsite trailer that houses high speed internet, smartboards, and digital blueprints, the tools on the jobsite have become “smart” too. By smart, I mean connected to the network and offer the user detailed information about the job at hand. Yes, we’re way past tools just having digital displays and laser beams. Now those laser beams can automatically measure distances for pinpoint accuracy and in less time than doing the task manually. The era of construction smart tools has already begun.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

The Future of Construction is Technology

Perryn Olson

BIM and digital blueprints on tablets are now commonplace on construction jobsites, and online bid rooms are “old hat”. Buildings are chock full of technology to make them LEED certified, to appeal to Millennials, and to run innovative companies. We’re seeing amazing construction products fueled by technology including permeable concrete to massive brick road laying machines and even self-driving crash trucks for roadwork.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

About My IT's Blog

We believe an educated client is the best client, therefore, we share our knowledge with executives and business owners looking for a fair, knowledgeable IT firm that fits well with their company and objectives.

My IT helps companies to protect their data, become more efficient and productive, and to boost high-growth using technology. In our blog, we discuss these topics and our extensive expertise working with medical practices, construction industry companies, and auto dealerships.

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