PAUL Gamble of Seven Hills is among a growing number of tradesmen proud to be called "tradie nerds".
The operations manager of Online Concrete Cutting Services uses mobile devices such as laptop, smartphone and iPad to help him get jobs, save time, and deliver a speedier, more efficient service.
Mr Gamble said he was in the process of making his business paperless.
"Now is the right time for my business to change the way of doing business to survive," he said. "It's a great way of doing business as it helps us to get more business than I usually handle."
A recent survey of Australian tradespeople commissioned by workwear retailer Totally Workwear found about 50 per cent used laptops, smartphones and tablets.
The respondents said such devices helped them to save and make money, manage time more effectively on the job and reduced the need for paperwork and administration.
Totally Workwear national sales manager Judy Ackerman said tradespeople relied on their mobile devices to save time and increase productivity.
"More than 68 per cent of tradies surveyed agreed that tradies who know how to use technology well, have a greater chance of promotion on the job or winning a new project," she said.