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View the latest field service trends and resources in the form of white papers, industry insights, infographics, and videos.

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The state of independent contracting in IT field services

To understand the landscape of independent contracting in field services, Field Nation surveyed over 800 field service technicians. Download our research study to see how contract work has evolved and why it’s preferred.

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Three point of sale trends to watch going into 2023

Point-of-Sale, For businesses, Field Intel, Industry Trends, Retail

From self-checkout technology to the ongoing multichannel transformation in retail, point-of-sale (POS) work is rising to meet the moment. Read about three of the biggest POS trends impacting the retail industry.

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3 ways to manage the rising costs in field service

For businesses, Cost

Rising costs continue to affect field service delivery going into 2023. While you can’t control the macro factors driving costs, you can lessen the pain by understanding the current economic landscape and taking strategic action. Here's what you can do to stem the tide.

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Three security trends you can capitalize on now

For businesses, Field Intel, Industry Trends

Demand for field services relating to CCTV, security, and alarm work is up 45% YoY. Service companies with the capacity to meet this heightened demand can capitalize on the security boom. Here are three security trends to watch out for.

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Field Insider: What is a Select Tech and why are they the best fit for skilled cabling work?

Select Techs are technicians on the Field Nation marketplace that have platform-verified experience and a track record of superior quality in various types of skilled cabling work – helping buyers find qualified talent more quickly and easily.

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The future of the field service industry (part 3)

For businesses, Industry Trends

Jeff Novotny (Field Nation’s Director of Network Development) and Shawn Fields (Field Nation’s Senior Field Services Strategist) are veterans of the field service industry. In this conversation, they compare viewpoints on the market conditions affecting field service and predict where the industry is going next.

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Clearing up myths about field service cost (part 2)

For businesses, Industry Trends

Jeff Novotny (Field Nation’s Director of Network Development) and Shawn Fields (Field Nation’s Senior Field Services Strategist) are veterans of the field service industry. In this conversation, they address the myth that on-demand labor is more expensive than a W2 workforce and offer advice to service leaders looking to protect their margins.

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What you need to know about the blended workforce (part 1)

For businesses, Industry Trends

Jeff Novotny (Field Nation’s Director of Network Development) and Shawn Fields (Field Nation’s Senior Field Services Strategist) are veterans of the field service industry. In this conversation, they share their individual perspectives on the blended workforce model and clear up some common misconceptions.

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Three AV trends service leaders should know about

A/V, For businesses, For technicians

AV lies at the heart of many IT projects. Here are three AV trends for service leaders to keep an eye on if they want to capitalize on the AV industry's ongoing growth.

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Four reasons to use on-demand labor for low-voltage work

Structured Cabling, Fiber Cabling, Low-Voltage Cabling, For businesses

Low-voltage cabling work is time-consuming and specialized. Here are four reasons why MSPs should consider on-demand labor for low-voltage cabling rather than vendors or subcontractors.

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Field Insider: Four ways to save time with automation

For businesses, Field Insider

Field Nation's automation features can help accelerate how you publish, route, assign, and approve work. Plus, you’ll free up your team’s time to take on more projects and win more work.

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10 reasons why technicians pay Field Nation a 10% fee

For technicians, Industry Trends

Lots of technicians ask about Field Nation's 10 percent fee. This guide unpacks the ten benefits you get when taking a work order on our marketplace.

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Three simple ways to protect your field service margins: An introduction to Field Nation’s ROI model

For businesses, Cost, Coverage

2022 is a year of opportunity for the field service industry. By reducing travel time, outsourcing low-value work, and increasing value add, field service organizations can protect their margins and stay on the path to greater profitability.

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