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Targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions, and data privacy are the top three IT challenges for businesses this year, according to Netwrix.


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Targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions, and data privacy are the top three IT challenges for businesses this year, according to Netwrix.

Professional-Development

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Professional-Development articles below.


Top Seven IT Challenges For 2020

Targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions, and data privacy are the top three IT challenges for businesses this year, according to Netwrix.

Are Your Facilities Ready For 2020?

A new guide from Aramark identifies the top 20 trends that will influence the future of facilities management.

NSC Introduces Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship

The $2,000 tuition award will go to female student interested in pursuing a career in the environment, health and safety, or related field.

Friday Funny: Take Me Down The Construction Road

UPCO and hip hop recording artist Chingy produce “Old Town Road” song parody to promote careers in construction to Millennials and Gen Z.

Friday Funny: Your Potty Mouth Is Not OK (The Blue Hair Is Fine)

A new office etiquette survey from Accountemps reveals that bad language, pets, and political décor are the biggest workplace offenses.

Smart Buildings In Real Time

In an evolving landscape, smart buildings dynamically respond to the immediate and future needs of facility management and occupants.

OSHA Updates Amputations In Manufacturing Industries Program

The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.

Facility Executive | December 2019 Issue

The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.

Friday Funny: Don’t Be A Bad Santa

If your weekend plans include shopping for your facility's holiday gift exchange, here are 12 Secret Santa presents you should not add to your list, courtesy of FitSmallBusiness.com.

ASHRAE Releases Revised Data Center Energy Standard

The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.

AR/VR Will Be As Common As Smartphones In The Workplace

New report shows that enterprise adoption of AR/VR will hinge on worker acceptance and the influence of consumer technology.

Are U.S. Employees The Happiest Employees?

A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind.

OSHA Enforcement And Compliance Increased In 2019

In its mission to keep workplaces free of hazards, OSHA significantly increased the number of inspections and provided a record amount of compliance assistance during FY 2019.

HVACR Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy

The HVACR community has a positive business outlook heading into 2020, finds the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey.

GBCI Rolls Out ISSP Professional Sustainability Credentials

The ISSP credentials recognize individuals with the skills to foster innovation, transform culture, and embed sustainable practices in organizations and communities globally.

Toxic Cultures, Negative Behaviors Prevalent In The Workplace

New report from EVERFI finds that negative stress, as well as high rates of toxic and negative culture, are common in the workplace.

New Digital Library Features Sustainable Buildings Around The World

The World Green Building Council has launched a new case study library showcasing excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health.

Women In Construction Industry To Get Custom-Fitting Safety Harnesses

A new Autodesk and AGC grant program will help address the construction industry’s need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights.

Building Excellence – Completing A Variety Of Projects With Job Order Contracting

Across industries and for a variety of projects, Job Order Contracting from Gordian is a trusted method to deliver construction projects on time and within budget.

Amazon Sponsorship Supports Women In Safety Programs

The National Safety Council has received a $125,000 sponsorship from Amazon, which will be used to help women pursue safety careers and advance those already in the field.

Webinar Today, November 6: Optimized Connectivity for Changing Office Spaces

Agile spaces offer owners and managers a way to maximize their return on the investment that they pour into their buildings – and they need connectivity to match. Learn how during this free webinar.

Facility Management Salary Round-up (And A Free Resume Template)

Pursuing a facility management career is an excellent move, especially for people who are looking for a job that’s fast-paced, reliable, and challenging.

Real Estate Execs Continue To See Value In Coworking

Many commercial real estate (CRE) executives expect to double commitment to coworking in next five years, according to survey by Cushman & Wakefield and CoreNet Global.

Is There A Safe Level Of Marijuana Use At Work?

According to the National Safety Council, no level of cannabis use is acceptable for those who work in safety sensitive positions.

Toxic Workplace Cultures Cost Companies Billions

American businesses lost $223 billion over the last five years due to bad workplace culture, according to a new report from SHRM.

Keep Facility Grounds Safe And Sound

Here are 10 tips for landscape maintenance from lighting and hardscapes to rain, trees, and snow.

Friday Funny: Go Ahead, Give Your Boss A Thumbs Up

Americans are embracing the ability to use emoji in their written communications at work, as well as in their personal life, according to a new survey.

Facility Executive | October 2019 Issue

The October 2019 Issue looks at sustainability for buildings and grounds. Plus sensor technology, keeping facility grounds safe, and lighting retrofits.

7 Facts About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

The right projects built with the right solutions will deliver important energy savings while making smart, financial sense.

Did You Miss Our “Fire Safety Technology Trends” Webinar?

View this free video webinar sponsored by Edwards and find out how new codes and standards are driving innovation and significant technological changes in the Fire Safety industry.

Did You Miss Our “Active Shooter Preparedness For Facility Managers” Webinar?

What should you be doing to prepare prior to an active shooter incident? What actions should your team take during an incident? View this free video webinar and find out.

10 Tips To Avoid Workplace Injuries

To mark National Preparedness Month, a personal injury attorney shares tactics and tips for workers to protect themselves from serious on-the-job injuries.

A Marriage Made In (Workplace) Moves

Change management through relocation provides the opportunity for organizations reinvent, modernize, and evolve to new behaviors and culture.

Friday Funny: What If The Office Lottery Pool Finally Wins?

An employee dream come true could be a company nightmare if that office lottery pool finally wins and everyone quits. Today, you can insure anything from employees winning the lottery to paranormal abductions. Here are the craziest things you can insure in 2019.

Three Ways Facility Managers Can Retain Their Best Tenants

To tighten bonds and boost retention rates with commercial tenants, facility managers should leverage these three evolving trends.

Scholarships Available For Those Pursuing Careers In Safety

The National Safety Council is accepting applications for four scholarships aimed at advancing the safety profession and encouraging new safety professionals.

Webinar: Active Shooter Preparedness For Facility Managers

What should you be doing to prepare prior to an active shooter incident? What actions should your team take during an incident? Join us for this free webinar and find out.

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.

Six Win Distinguished Service To Safety Awards

Since 1942, the National Safety Council has honored individuals for exceptional dedication to safety and health.

Friday Funny: Is Your Co-workers’ Behavior NSFW?

American workers think their colleagues could behave better in the workplace, and that their co-workers' annoying conduct is having a negative impact on productivity and morale.

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