The EnviroTech Blog"The Why" and "The How" of modern software/tech adoption by the environmental industry
…With the advent of cheap and easy-to-program microcontrollers like Arduino and the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, it is time to use our creativity, tap into IoT technologies (“Internet of Things”), like cloud services, networks, computers, sensors, and more and create our own unique tools. We don’t need to wait for big companies to have their R&D labs develop these for us…
…while we wish we could showcase every single software tech product that is available for the environmental industry and all of those we have reached out to, it’s just impossible to do in a 1-day event. Here’s a sneak-peek at some of the folks that will be at this years event…
Human-like robots, for real, in 2016! But clipboards, paper, and Sharpies still rule in our industry.
In the environmental industry, the pressure to be “billable” is a large roadblock for technology adoption
Employees don’t like to get called in to see the boss. So they make sure they are as billable as possible, even if it means doing busy work that could be done quicker with modern tools.
… they got hacked in January 2016 and it took down hundreds of their computers and analytical instruments throughout the entire network of TestAmerica labs. It took them 3 weeks to get back online.