Oil and gas companies are facing severe price pressures, which often force personnel reductions. Unfortunately, this means fewer workers doing more work. In addition, as many as 800,000 seasoned workers are expected to retire by the end of 2017, leaving a major experience gap. With Intel-optimized mobile solutions, workers can boost productivity by working more efficiently, and knowledge loss is greatly reduced.
In the field, efficiency is king. Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors provide the computing power necessary for workers to keep up with a constant influx of data. Ruggedized devices protect sensitive components from the elements. Management is easy with Intel® Active Management Technology, which allows IT managers to troubleshoot and remotely manage devices, wherever they might be. The ability to work faster and solve problems saves time and money.
Whether it's in the plant or out in the field, mobile energy workers often find themselves in difficult environments that demand safety and consistency. Having access to good information is vital for success. That's why for many workers, the reliability of their device is paramount. Intel-powered mobile computing solutions paired with software like Schneider Electric Wonderware IntelaTrac give workers unlimited access to critical information in the field, allowing for on-the-go decision-making.
Retirements and workforce reductions can make a huge difference in the efficiency of an energy operation. Mobile, connected solutions make operating and maintenance information available to field workers whenever they need it, and the ease and accessibility of a tablet allows for rapid access. Overall, mobile solutions allow for a more connected, knowledgeable, and efficient workforce.