The Facility Technologist Columnist

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Condon is Principal and Solution Executive at System Development Integration (SDI), a Chicago, IL based systems integrator focused on facility and security technologies. He is a former facility manager, contributing author for BOMI Institute’s revised Technologies in Facility Management textbook, and has written numerous articles and white papers on facility technologies.

The Facility Technologist: Video Beyond Borders

The use of this expanded format imagery in facilities is no longer confined to traditional monitors.

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and sizes.

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

From fad to standard operating procedure, social media can be a facility manager's "BFF."

The Facility Technologist: Cloud Era Buildings

What opportunities will cloud computing present to facility operations? It's now possible for facility professionals to oversee structures any time and anywhere.

The Facility Technologist: Larger Than Life

From projectors to flat panel displays to video cubes, large format video screen provide visual solutions for many facility needs. Find out why large format displays are becoming more common.

The Facility Technologist: Tech For 2012

Upgraded computerized capabilities in a facility pump up image and productivity.

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape measure.

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have imagined.

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

Columnist Tom Condon explains how facilities fall dangerously silent during outages if reliable emergency power is not made available.

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy!

Columnist Tom Condon has the following Rx when it comes to cutting edge gadgets: take two tablets and call me in the morning...

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Word Out

Columnist Tom Condon urges professionals to think through mass notification systems first. Can it be hosted in house? Who should be notified? Can the telco handle it?

The Facility Technologist: Free Your Mind

Columnist Tom Condon discusses how cloud computing technology helps facilitate disaster recovery.

The Facility Technologist: Who

Columnist Tom Condon is of the opinion that what fms don’t know about visitor management technology could harm their facilities facility.

The Facility Technologist: Cutting Edge Facility Technologies

Columnist Tom Condon presents five guidelines to help get managers ready for the modern facility.

The Facility Technologist: The Wonderful World Of Wireless

It has been a while since we took a look at developments in this realm.

The Facility Technologist: High Definition Video

Can high definition CCTV leapfrog over traditional digital security cameras?

The Facility Technologist: A Mandate For Efficiency

As part of the buildout team for his company's new headquarters, Condon rides the "third wave."

The Facility Technologist: Reaching Into The Tech Toolbox

Facility managers can control costs by optimizing items already in place, along with adding other money saving options.

The Facility Technologist: We’ve Come A Long Way

In many areas, FM technologies today look very different from those of 20 years ago.

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Message

When an emergency event occurs, mass notification capabilities can help keep people safe.
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