Not only his or her organization’s business data but also the means through which data can be analyzed: accounting, financial, planning, and management computer software. A fairly recent development that can be used by businesses is in the area of mobile computers. According to BearCom (2011a, p. 8), the mobile computers are “making processes more efficient.” BearCom cited several success stories that benefitted from mobile computing. In particular, BearCom cited the case of Huntsman Corporation where “with real-time wireless tracking of rounds activity, the number of pumps requiring daily inspections has been reduced by 50 percent---allowing more time for other crucial inspection areas” (2011, p. Further, according to BearCom (2011, p. 8), with mobile computing “defect elimination work requests are now initiated in the field in real time.” In Figure 1 below, an application of mobile computing is shown where recording, computation of the bill and billing become part of a single step.It is obvious from Figure 1 that with mobile computing, several processes of business operations can be reduced into a single step thereby reducing costs, promoting productivity, and enhancing efficiency. Obviously, there will savings. There are obviously savings in professional service fees but the adoption of the technology will have to depend on actual savings based on experience.According to BearCom (2011b), another type of technology is comprised of scanners, barcode, and RFID devices. BearCom (2011b) reported that a recent development is that scanners have become more durable because, in the past, scanners only lasted six months. For BearcCom (2011b), the net result from adopting the barcode technology is “competitive advantage.” Although the texts of the BearCom (2011b) had largely pertained to the use of barcodes during national elections, in Figure 2 of the next page, it is clear that barcode scanners can be used to make quick inventories on the assets of the business.IP video systems are being used by business today for at least two uses.
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