Quickly becoming a lost component of American industry, agriculture exists on the cutting edge of American science. It’s a complex industry, defined by soil analysis, nutrients added to soil, mapping, and sometimes difficult logistics. The American farmer is a project manager of the highest degree, and must become expert in a number of disciplines, managing each with a precision that puts just about every office middle manager in the world to shame.
Every great leader needs great tools, Hemisphere GPS is helping to provide great tools to farmers around the world in the shape of AgJunction, a GPS analytical software package that keeps all its data in the cloud.
What is the Cloud?
The cloud is the Internet.. Modern computing is moving away from proprietary hard disk devices. Hard disk drives are great, but come with one big problem: if that device is lost, damaged or stolen, the data contained therein is toast. Traditionally, physical backups have been the key to making sure data is safe. However, the web has evolved to a point where massive amounts of data can be stored comfortably “in the cloud.”
What does this mean for the average computer user, especially the farmer? As data becomes more fluid, it becomes more accessible. It is not unheard of to have hard disk drives accessible from a user’s desktop computer, laptop, tablet and even cellular phone. If all of those devices are damaged or destroyed, the data remains safe, accessible in a secure manner from another computer device.
The Farmer’s Needs
To the farmer, that means the data becomes, in many ways, more safe and secure. The farmer’s analytical data remains safe, while fleet management operations can take place anywhere, whether in the field or in the office.
Hemisphere GPS’s AgJunction software package aggregates all of that data, making it communicable across all devices functioning on the farm, piping that data in a manner that is actionable. In short, it takes a complex picture—what’s going on at the farm—and makes it easy to understand.
Top Notch Fleet Management
Few operations in the world remain so complex as agriculture. Thanks to AgJunction, that task is about to become a whole lot easier, making an already blazingly efficient task even more so.