The oil and gas industry is one of the biggest sectors in the world in terms of annual revenue, producing an estimated $3.3 trillion yearly, according to IBISWorld. About 30 billion barrels of oil are consumed globally every year. Oil also accounts for a substantial percentage of energy consumption – 32% for Europe and Asia, 40% for North America, 41% for Africa, 44% for South and 53% for the Middle East.
Inspections in the oil and gas industry, even offshore, are still often performed with the help of a paper-based system. But holding on to the traditional way in today’s fast-paced world brings too many limitations and risks. The likelihood of human error due to inattentiveness is much higher with paper-based systems and those can have fatal consequences. Oil spills cause vast environmental and health damages and effectively preventing them should be a priority for all oil and gas companies. More and more companies realize this and as a result, are making the switch to digital tools.
Voice technology is growing exponentially. Voice assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri are so widely used now that they became basic components of many households and businesses. This technology is changing customer behavior as people use it to perform all kinds of daily tasks – from turning on the air conditioning, searching for a song or TV show, creating shopping lists and beyond. Already in 2018, the sales of voice-enabled devices reached 1 billion.
But consumers are not the only ones who can benefit from voice control technology, as it offers countless benefits in business use as well.
What was once considered sci-fi is now becoming a standard feature.
All of us understand the convenience of simply telling Alexa or Siri to turn on the lights, start the air conditioning, or increase the volume when your favorite song comes up. But over the last couple of years, voice recognition and voice-controlled software has matured to become highly sought-after even across the enterprise sector – saving time, increasing productivity and enabling even greater mobility. Continue reading →