Thursday, May 22, 2014

Looking to Save Time and Money? SMS Technology Saved Farmers Both

Crop loss is a huge problem for farmers in Dharwad, India but thanks to text message notifications supplied by the University of Agricultural Sciences, farmers are now being alerted of possible crop damage before it’s too late.

According to Business Standard’s article, UAS uses SMS to help farmers save crops, this new system relies on SMS technology and is being used to notify farmers so they can prepare fields for inclement weather.

SMS is an acronym for short message service – it’s the component of all cellular phones that enables text message communication. Because SMS technology is built-into all cell phones – it’s the perfect way to stay in contact with people.

Thanks to this technology farmers in Dharwad are reaping the benefits of using mobile communication in their everyday work. This same strategy can be applied to your business or organization. The Pew Research Center reported that as of this year, 90% of all American adults now own a cell phone. Mobile has been, and continues to be one of the most popular ways people choose to stay connected with each other. 

The Bottom Line: SendTree Can Help Your Organization Connect Via Text
Signing up with a group mobile-messaging service like SendTree opens your organization up to new avenues of audience engagement. Instead of waiting to reach your contacts through traditional media you could be directly connecting with them by starting an account with SendTree. All it takes is a few minutes and soon you’ll be sending text messages to all the important people who support your business or organization.

Jamkhandi, Gururaj. "UAS Uses SMS to Help Farmers save Crops." Business Standard: News & Analysis on Economy, Business and           
          Market. Business Standard, 20 May 2014. Web. 21 May 2014. 

"Mobile Technology Fact Sheet." Pew Research Centers Internet American Life Project RSS. Pew Research Centers. Web. 20 May 2014. 

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