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For most us, continental drift has been no more than a scientific curiosity. That is about to change as it impacts the way we use our GPS devices to describe real world locations. Industry old timers will remember the transition from AGD66 to GDA84 as Australians synchronised thei... more

  Ken Moule from Global GBM will speak at the SEGRA conference in Albany in October. SEGRA stands for Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia and the conference is well supported by Local Government Organisations across Australia and the Federal Department of Regional... more

Our Australian-based support and development team continue to add features and refine our Konect Mobile Workforce platform. In our June update we announced Off-line Operation, Advance Linking and User Roles as new features. Since then we have been building tools to make it easier to ... more

  Our Konect mobility service has well and truly grown up to become a fully featured solution for any organisation with personnel who spend all or part of their day outside the office. In the past month we have welcomed new customers across many business sectors. Significant ... more

Weeds have a major impact on global agriculture and on our natural environment. In Australia alone weeds cost farmers around $1.5 billion a year in weed control activities and a further $2.5 billion in lost agricultural production Most jurisdictions stipulate management plans for agg... more

  To get started with konect consider registering for a free trial or better still take advantage of the introductory special to run a production pilot. The introductory special provides all the software you need to complete a risk free trial in your mobile workforce. Risk fr... more

To understand how konect works and have a sneak peek at our new offline offering, register for this 25 minute webinar on Wednesday, May 4 2016: Click here to register Click here to review last month’s session on Revolutionising Field Services.... more

                  We all expect good GPS performance from our mobile phones. Sometimes we forget the technology became operational as recently as 1995 and continues to evolve. GPS came from the US military that originally degrad... more

  An innovative konect project was presented with the Australia and New Zealand Award of Excellence by the Geospatial & Information Technology Association (GITA) at the Locate 16 conference earlier this month. GITA is the professional association for anyone using geospati... more

Go Off-line with konect

Wed 27 Apr 2016 @ 22:38 UTC

                  While the Telcos claim to cover most of Australia’s population, so much of our landmass is without mobile internet. To counteract this, konect now works off-line. We install all Maps, images and data sets ont... more

Compliance and Productivity

Tue 15 Mar 2016 @ 03:49 UTC

  Colac Otway Shire in Victoria is our latest customer to go live with GBM Road Corridor Manager (RCM) as part of a total field workforce mobility solution from GBM. GBM RCM, integrated with GBM Mobile or konect, delivers a map enabled workflow that effectively manages inspec... more

Global GBM Welcomes New Customers

Tue 15 Mar 2016 @ 03:45 UTC

We are especially excited to welcome the Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure as a new customer for konect. The first project is to implement konect for road inspections and maintenance. We have implemented a managed workflow with different maps and forms for each group of... more

New Mobility Solution Available NOW

Tue 15 Mar 2016 @ 03:35 UTC

New Mobility Solution Available NOW   Global GBM’s new mobility flagship for smartphones and tablets is ready now. konect is an end-to-end mobility solution which combines a Managers Desktop for the office with a Cloud Data Store, Wireless Data and a map-enabled Mobile App. It op... more

New Devices

Tue 15 Mar 2016 @ 03:35 UTC

New Devices Now that Global GBM has released a new mobility solution that runs on the latest smartphones and tablets, it is time to look at some of the cool new devices. Konect’s BYO device policy, with support for Apple and Android devices means most operators can start with the ... more

KONECT - New Mobile Product Launched

Mon 17 Aug 2015 @ 05:53 UTC

KONECT is a culmination of the GBM Dynamics prototype that has evolved well beyond the original specification offering more functionality, compatibility and efficiencies than any other product currently available. KONECT bundles an advanced mobile App with a Management console, cloud ... more

Increasingly we find organisations on the cusp of implementing mobile devices to their field crews but are unsure of how to build a business case or fast-track individual projects. Our customers often have questions around the best way to set up the data collections forms, optimise ma... more

So often good projects get buried in the capital approval paperwork or get delayed as they miss the budget cycle. This can even halt a project that will clearly pay for itself in no time. Subscription services are the answer and are now available on all GBM products. Under the Softwa... more

Tourism and your Mobile Device

Mon 17 Aug 2015 @ 02:15 UTC

On May 28th, 2015, Prof. Suzanne Miller, CEO of the Queensland museum officially launched Global GBM's Geotourism App on behalf of the Geological Society of Australia. This free App presents a map of Brisbane with hot-links to significant buildings with additional photos and informati... more

For immediate release - Geo Tourism App for G20 Brisbane History in Stone and Brick By: Ken Moule - Brisbane Australia In addition to the sand and gravel that makes up the ubiquitous concrete structures, our cities are built from an exciting variety of geological material. In Brisb... more

Development News

Mon 06 Oct 2014 @ 23:23 UTC

As well as finalising upgrades to the Tree and Fire Notices systems, our development team has been busy on upgrades to our web mapping system and our new generation mobile apps. New releases include: Release 4.1 is ready for customer installation. Upgrades include a new user ... more

Global GBM - Out and About

Mon 06 Oct 2014 @ 23:01 UTC

Global GBM co-sponsored the International Map Industry Associate Conference in Melbourne last month. Jan Simpson of JS Simpson Consulting gave a great presentation on the prototype he built using GBM Web to assess bus subsidies for Queensland school students. For details of his... more

Customer News

Mon 06 Oct 2014 @ 22:57 UTC

Colac Otway and Pyrenees Shire have joined the growing list of councils embracing GBM Road Corridor Manager (GBM RCM) to manage day-to-day maintenance works on assets in the road corridor. While customers have started using the system for different reasons (e.g. proactive inspec... more

Valuing our Urban Forests

Mon 06 Oct 2014 @ 22:53 UTC

Growing recognition of the significance and value of the urban forest is becoming apparent in organisations with management responsibilities for large tree populations. Managers are now realising the significance of the tree assets under their control and want to ensure that cor... more

While the dry spring has experts predicting an early start to the fire season, Global GBM is already helping authorities prepare for the long hot summer. For the past month Global GBM’s Melbourne consultant, John Ivett, has been helping seven Victorian Local Government Areas p... more

Global GBM will be supporting Crime Stoppers Queensland at this year’s Schoolies event at the Gold Coast. Each year thousands of year 12 students descend on the Gold Coast for graduation parties. Crime Stoppers Queensland manages volunteer teams that operate roving street and b... more

Version Updates - Now Available

Fri 04 Apr 2014 @ 05:38 UTC

Global GBM is committed to providing customers with great solutions - today and into the future, with Version Upgrades provided free to maintenance customers. We constantly build on our success in mobile data collection, GIS, and spatial technologies to take advantage of the latest mo... more

Welcome Western Downs Regional Group

Fri 04 Apr 2014 @ 05:35 UTC

We welcome Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) as the newest user of GBM Pest Central. Three hours west of Brisbane and inherently rural in nature, Western Downs covers more than 38,000 square kilometres with weeds and pest animals having a major economic, environmental and soci... more

Mobile Apps Leading the Way at Global GBM

Fri 04 Apr 2014 @ 05:31 UTC

Mobile devices are already part of our everyday personal lives, and they’re becoming more so in the corporate world as Enterprise Mobility becomes a hotter topic. Easier integration of mobile and field workers into corporate and back-office workflows is essential to achieve the prod... more

Financing has always provided a great way to access something now when you really need it rather than waiting for the perfect time to buy. Global GBM works with a leading financial solution provider to offer flexible financing solutions to our clients. By taking advantage of these fin... more