They say everything’s bigger in Texas. We say the big opportunities for field services business certainly prove the point. Let’s take a look deep in the heart of Texas to see what makes the state such a terrific place to do business.
Did you know that if your company vehicles were sold after 1996, which they likely were, they contain a highly sophisticated On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system capable of giving you more insights into your vehicle than you could ever imagine?
In one corner, we have the company vehicle, owned or leased for employee on-the-job (and sometimes, personal) use. In the other corner, there’s the employee’s vehicle, for which an employee receives a business expense reimbursement. Which is the way to go?
Beep! Chime! Ding! Ring! Ping! Recognize those sounds? They’re alerting you to new messages, from “You’ve Got Mail” to smartphone calls or texts and read-me-now push notifications from your various social media accounts or favorite apps.
“We had a total of 6 accidents in the last 6 months that occurred when our employees were driving company vehicle but on their personal time - thank god no one got hurt” – shared a business owner (now an Automile customer) who struggled with the lack of visibility to prevent such a use case.
Good things happen in threes. Florida, the 3rd most populated US state, boasts the 3rd largest economy in the nation and the 3rd largest civilian labor force. Florida is simply a tremendous place to do business—and to run a field services business.
It’s the heart of 2016 tax filing season and you’re looking for all the deductions you can get, right? They’re like music to your ears that sounds a lot like the ring on a cash register or maybe even the 1973 Pink Floyd hit, “Money.”
IoT is an industry approaching adolescence. Well, that’s how Pitchbook describes it when evaluating the distribution of funding deals over the past several years. Seed rounds made up 29% in 2011 and rose to 46% in 2015, while series A rounds have accounted for a larger share year-over-year since 2013. Interest in IoT companies continues to rise, rise, rise.
What has the potential to impact everyone and everything, from the individual to the Fortune 100 Company? What’s transforming the way we interact with and learn from the items, objects, and tools we use in our daily lives and business operations? Why, it’s the Internet of Things (IoT), of course, an emerging technology sector generating some major enterprise investment activity.
Driving off in your vehicle is as easy as turning the ignition key, getting into gear, and working those pedals and steering wheel. Easy-peasy!