When maintenance workers finish a job at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IU-PUI), they don't return to the office to fill out paperwork and pick up their next assignment. Instead, they grab their cell phones.

By punching a few buttons, campus workers can submit forms, calculate the time they spent on a project, and see where the next task awaits them.

Paperless data exchange between field workers and their offices isn't new. But Florida startup JumpStart Wireless is bringing this capability to regular cell phones with software that bridges incompatibilities among handsets.

Using artificial intelligence, the...

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