Meadowlark: Sheffield based computer consultancy

JobTrac Job Management System

A screenshot of the JobTrac Job Management System

JobTrac is a job management system for plumbers, builders, electricians, plasterers and in fact anyone that is paid for work around the house and garden.

The software assists with most aspects of a business. It reduces paperwork to a minimum, helps you plan your work, and makes running a business much easier and less time consuming.

What you can expect from computer hardware in the future?

1. Smaller faster, cheaper, lighter computers for the desktop.  They will be no larger than a DVD drive.  They will be silent, and run free software, and much of this will be web based.  They will use solid state disks, and large quantities of cheap memory.

2. More powerful mobile phones will largely replace traditional PCs.  The screens of mobiles will occupy as much of the phone as physicallly possible.  "Soft buttons will have largely replaced mechanical buttons in top of the range phones.

3. Sophisticated screen display technology will be available that will allow us to use bigger computer monitors in smaller less likely workplaces.

4. Micro-factories: places of work no bigger than a loft extension, where budding entrepreneurs labour in their free time "printing" products with 3D printers and selling their wares by the internet.