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  • Actionable Data: Analytics Accelerate Monetization of Connected Facilities

    Actionable Data: Analytics Accelerate Monetization of Connected Facilities

    The ability of your organization to tap into the value of actionable data lies in your ability to apply big data analytics. Analytics referred to a broad group of algorithms capable of helping...

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  • Driving Operational Excellence Through Your Actionable Facilities Data

    Driving Operational Excellence Through Your Actionable Facilities Data

    Executive team members often define operational excellence in your organization. Unfortunately, operational excellence can have different meanings based on department, and while your assets might...

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  • Restaurant Facility Management in the Era of Millennials

    Restaurant Facility Management in the Era of Millennials

    Millennials form the largest generation in the U.S., reports QSR magazine. Their influence is the result of highly protective parenting movements and a determination to be the best at what they do...

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  • Leveraging Actionable Data to Simplify Capital Planning Facilities Management Processes

    Leveraging Actionable Data to Simplify Capital Planning Facilities Management Processes

    Today’s Facilities Managers face many challenges. They must continuously address the growing maintenance backlog, meet increasing government regulations, work with dozens, if not hundreds, of...

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  • Actionable Data in Facilities: The New Currency

    Actionable Data in Facilities: The New Currency

    In 2017, The Economist published an article detailing the data’s role in today’s society and its value. While oil remained the most valuable resource on earth for more than a century, evolution...

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  • Automated Lighting Counterpoint: Is It Worth the Investment?

    Automated Lighting Counterpoint: Is It Worth the Investment?

    Retrofitting your facility with automated lighting capabilities is one of the first measures companies undertake when attempting to reduce energy use. On the surface, automated lighting is easy,...

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  • Facilities Management and Customer Experience in the Experience Economy

    Facilities Management and Customer Experience in the Experience Economy

    Traditional retailers and other businesses followed a top-down approach to giving customers products. While this process worked great for decades, it left a hole in customer engagement. The...

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  • Planning of Facilities Asset Maintenance: Why Integrated Systems Are Key to Optimal Control

    Planning of Facilities Asset Maintenance: Why Integrated Systems Are Key to Optimal Control

    As explained by IoT For All, today’s Facilities Managers have a wealth of information and technology at their fingertips. Smart sensors can track virtually anything, and the information gathered...

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  • How Actionable Data Enables Continuous Improvement of Facilities Maintenance

    How Actionable Data Enables Continuous Improvement of Facilities Maintenance

    Data for data’s sake is useless but actionable data is the facilities management world’s most valuable resource. Unlike humans and machinery, actionable data in facilities management is an endless...

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  • Benefits of Smart Work Order Management

    Benefits of Smart Work Order Management

    Smart work order management means utilizing technology to reduce the hassle of handling large volumes of work order requests. Since today’s requests go far beyond maintenance and may include...

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  • An Integrated, Strategic Facilities Management Approach Provides Scale

    An Integrated, Strategic Facilities Management Approach Provides Scale

    Modern facilities management is about offering a strategic and integrated approach to handling the needs of a given facility. Unfortunately, many organizations continue operating on a “run until...

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  • How to Properly Evaluate and Set Your Energy and Facilities Management Budget

    How to Properly Evaluate and Set Your Energy and Facilities Management Budget

    Facilities Managers face a budget crisis. The energy portion of the facilities management budget is shrinking year after year, and the average costs of energy, maintenance, and facility amenities...

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  • Facilities Management Automation: The Value of Automated Demand Response

    Facilities Management Automation: The Value of Automated Demand Response

    Facilities management is evolving. The days of merely controlling facility assets with a manual thermostat or panel on a wall are over. As explained by Energy Manager Today, this evolution from...

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  • Making the Right Energy Management Purchase Decisions: 10 Steps to Take

    Making the Right Energy Management Purchase Decisions: 10 Steps to Take

    Energy management purchase decisions are at the heart of every facility and energy management program. According to Buildings.com, today’s level of energy consumption comes with both challenges...

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  • 8 Ways Using Predictive Maintenance in Facilities Will Maximize Facilities Management Investments

    8 Ways Using Predictive Maintenance in Facilities Will Maximize Facilities Management Investments

    Keeping costs down is the hallmark of all good facilities management teams, and using predictive maintenance in facilities management can help achieve this goal. Unlike deferred...

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  • Blockchain-Based Energy Management: How Does the Tracking Tech Compare to Other Systems?

    Blockchain-Based Energy Management: How Does the Tracking Tech Compare to Other Systems?

    Blockchain is all the buzz these days and the technology has been widely discussed in recent months, especially as the value of bitcoin has risen, plunged and risen again. Blockchain technology is...

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  • What’s Driving Investment in Integrated Facilities Management Systems?

    What’s Driving Investment in Integrated Facilities Management Systems?

    Failure to integrate facilities management systems is a common problem for organizations today who manage large distributed facilities. As the types of systems and their capabilities have grown,...

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  • Digital Energy Management: A Brief How-To on Energy Management Digital Transformation

    Digital Energy Management: A Brief How-To on Energy Management Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation is nothing new, and companies across the globe are looking toward digital technology to gain new insights and improve profitability. In facilities management, the idea of...

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  • Smart Facilities Management: Integrated Facilities Management & Smart Buildings

    Smart Facilities Management: Integrated Facilities Management & Smart Buildings

    Smart facilities management and integrated systems are among the top buzzwords in facilities management circles. Powered by a host of new technologies, including the Internet of Things, big data...

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  • Unlocking $13,000 in Facilities Energy Savings in 30 Days: Case Studies Show Integration Is Key

    Unlocking $13,000 in Facilities Energy Savings in 30 Days: Case Studies Show Integration Is Key

    Energy management and cost avoidance are two of the most effective ways Facilities Managers can unlock hidden value in their operations. While facilities management remains one of the most often...

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