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A second technology trend, cloud computing, is underway throughout the business world in general, following BIM’s steadily expanding role in the world of FM.
Cloud computing provides significant benefits to users by reducing IT management costs. More interesting to facility managers however is the potential for cloud computing to provide a platform for collaboration.
In 2002, the US baseball world was forever changed by the success of the Oakland Athletics team. With a salary bill of 41 million dollars (US) – compared to 125 million dollars (US) paid by the New York Yankees – the Oakland team got comparable results to some of the biggest teams in major league baseball. They also achieve a record-setting winning streak of 20 games and overcame the odds to win the American League West that year. All of these achievements were despite losing three of their strongest players at the end of the previous season. Why? ‘Moneyball’ Continue reading
Fall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. But, there are five primary techniques that have demonstrated the most impact on reducing fall hazard risk in Facilities Management. While there are certainly other aspects to a successful fall protection program, employing these five principles has proven to reduce risk. Continue reading
Recently, I explored the value proposition and how strategic alliance can serve as a means to creating and delivering value.
The discussion on value proposition remains quite relevant in an age where business priorities and competitive challenges remain fluid.
In this article consider value proposition in terms of what it means to us as a consulting community of practice as well as to our clients. Continue reading
Everyone is talking about BIG DATA these days –how and why to use it, where it comes from and who is collecting it.
But behind big data there are little questions that must be asked in just the right way to ensure that the date you are collecting is the data you want to be collecting. Continue reading
During a recent visit to London, I was traveling by train to meet a client. I paid for my ticket and was given among the change, a £2 coin. A number of British coins have writing on the edge and on the coin I had was written the words, “Standing on the shoulder of giants”. Thanks to Google, I found out that the quote is attributed to the English physicist and mathematician Issac Newton who once wrote to a colleague using the expression “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants“. While variations of the expression are attributed to earlier sources, the quote on the £2 coin is a direct reference to Newton. When I read the quote, it made me think of the giants that have helped me advance in my own career. Like many within the facilities management industry, my own career began elsewhere and veered into FM through a combination of chance, good fortune and timing. Along the way have been a number of giants that have helped me learn, develop and grow. Continue reading
There has been a lot of focus on the changing workplace and the changing workforce. But change starts before we enter the workplace.
Academic facilities are also changing today, as they need to meet the attributes of today’s students, just as workplaces are evolving to reflect a new breed of workers. And as these spaces evolve, there is an increasing convergence and blending of academic spaces and work environments. Continue reading
The Kit Tuveson Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce Stephen Brown as the 2015 recipient of the Kit Tuveson Scholarship. Continue reading
The core program for World Workplace is advertised from Wednesday October 7th to Friday October 9th but when you review the details on what all is available, there is a different story – some events actually start on October 3rd.
Are you missing out? Continue reading
Date: October 1st, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Time Zone (USA)
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Greg Ford, CEO & Co-founder, TalentClick Workforce Solutions Inc.