May 21, 2013
The consumerization of technology—or the trend for technology to emerge in the consumer world and then proliferate to business—is having deep impacts across the construction industry. Consider the iPad. Prior to the release of the iPad in 2010, the high price of rugged tablets held back many contracting companies from deploying this type of hardware in the field. Fast forward to today and many construction workers have an iPad in their personal life, making the transition to tablets in construction more convenient for some.
These days, many construction companies have some sort of tablet device in place at the jobsite—whether it is for inspectors, project managers, or company executives.
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