Food for thought: The device doesn't matter
Looking at the big picture, Otto finds that the mobile technology development is rather stabilizing and there are no more big leaps coming. We can, now more than ever, focus on producing value with our application software.
“Instead of going technology-first, we listen to what people need."
“We are a part of the larger digitalization movement,” Otto continues. This means that in addition to the technology choices, we actually also continue doing some very basic things, like replacing paper maps and other things that have been done with pens and paper or moving people around, with something immensely more efficient by totally transforming the process to a digital one. “Instead of having a stack of papers with them, the field crews can just take whatever mobile device they happen to have, and have all the mapping and network information immediately available.”
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
“I really feel energized by the thought that we are helping people in their work. That’s extremely important,” says Otto, and continues: “And these people are doing very important work, too, with electricity networks and utility networks in general. Understanding what is possible through technology and making something useful for people out of that, that's my motivation.”
To be honest, Otto, that’s actually my motivation, too. ;)
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