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More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.


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More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.

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


Can Robots Do A Better Job Than People?

More than half of U.S. managers think robots and automation do higher quality work than humans, according to a study by MindEdge/Skye Learning.

Accruent, Tridium Collaboration Enhances IoT Facilities Management Solutions

The new strategic alliance will deliver enterprise customers greater value through the combination of Tridium's expertise in building automation and Accruent's vx Observe IoT asset monitoring solution.

AI-Powered Leak Detection, Water Conservation System Launches

The WINT Water Intelligence solution helps organizations achieve two primary goals: To prevent damage from water leaks, and to improve sustainability by significantly reducing water consumption.

Skilled Security Workers Becoming More Difficult To Find

Security teams are understaffed as cyber security skills gap worsens, according to a new Tripwire survey. 

Organizations Not Ready To Tackle Cyber Demands

Lack of cyber talent, budget, and operational alignment are top challenges, according to a new report from Deloitte.

Could You Disconnect From Email?

A new survey finds that a majority of tech leaders are confident they can disconnect from emails, but think employees may find it difficult to detach. 

Friday Funny: Can A Robot Hold Down A Desk Job?

Sure, it can do a backflip – but can a robot fold a piece of paper, pick up a paper clip, or laugh at your boss's jokes?

2019 APEX Award Finalists Named

Awards recognize and honor achievement in the installation of digital displays and interactive technology and the creation of compelling viewer content.

Moving Buildings Toward Clean Energy

There are many tools available to facility management teams that can be used to propel buildings to zero-emission energy goals.

Cybercrime Devastating Threat To Small, Medium Sized Businesses

Half of business leaders say a data breach could end their business, according to a new survey by AppRiver.

Making The Move, From Paper To Digital

Converting building information assets to a digital document management system pays dividends.

The Effects Of Regenerative Elevators On Generators

Although recent advancements in technology have made elevators more energy efficient than ever, regenerative type of drives in elevators can prevent a building’s generator from performing its essential job.

Friday Funny: Feeling Bitter? Need To Vent?

There’s an app for that. Artist Patrick Mimran has unveiled his new app BitterWorld, a platform for venting.

Drones And Facility Management

These unmanned aerial vehicles are used increasingly for building and site inspections, and expanded capabilities are on the horizon.

Facility Executive | February 2019 Issue

The February 2019 issue features this year's Facility Executive of the Year. Plus, a look drones and FM, building envelope and energy, and our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Did You Miss Our Best Practices For Evaluating And Adopting Technology Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn five key factors facilities professionals are using to evaluate technology, secure budget approval, and plan ahead.

Workplace Technology Falls Short When Compared To Consumer Tech

Employees wish their workplace technology was as easy and powerful as their personal technology, according to a survey by The Workforce Institute at Kronos. 

New LCS WiFi Lighting Control System From Vista

The low-profile, lightweight, cloud-based, multi-zone WiFi lighting controller can be managed from a mobile device regardless of location via a free, downloadable app.

Smart Buildings And Workplace Strategies For The Future

Flipping the switch to LED lighting is no longer simply about optimizing energy use: When combined with sensors, controls, and networks, buildings become smart—gaining even greater efficiencies.

2018 State Of Facilities In Higher Education Report Now Available!

Download this white paper from Gordian and explore the latest higher ed facilities trends, benchmarks, and best practices.

Synergistic Buildings And IoT

Facility managers will capture actionable data from myriad technologies when enabled by the IoT ecosystem layer.

Breakthroughs In Boiler Technology

Several innovations have led the way to improved commercial boiler design and performance.

Facility Executive | December 2018 Issue

The December 2018 issue features HVAC, roofing, energy management, false alarms, and green restrooms. Plus, a look at passing the facility leadership torch.

Top Seven IT Security Trends For 2019

A team of security analysts from Netwrix reveal the top IT security trends that will influence businesses in 2019.

Did You Miss Our “Creating Smart Buildings For The Future Of Work” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and you'll learn how to get the most from your IoT investments and go beyond mere efficiency.

Wellbeing, Technology Drive Workplace Productivity

Employers are prioritizing total wellbeing and embracing technology to drive workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, according to a new survey from Buck.

Metasys® 10.0 Redefines Modern Building Management

Significant enhancements and powerful integrations deliver safer and smarter building operations.

Top Five 2019 Data Center Trends: Edge Will Drive Change

The increasing sophistication of the edge is among the data center trends to watch in 2019 as identified by Vertiv experts from around the globe.

Automated Logic Wins 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Award

ALC’s new OptiFlex virtual integrator has been named the winner of the AHR Expo Innovation award in the building automation category.

Smart Buildings Driving U.S. Energy Efficiency Spending

More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months, finds Johnson Controls' annual survey.

5 Surprising Ways Video Surveillance Can Benefit Your Facility

Did you know that security cameras provide a variety of other unexpected benefits? Learn five surprising ways facility managers can use video surveillance systems to benefit their facilities. Also, grab your copy of the 2019 Safety and Security Plan Guide.

Friday Funny: ‘Tis The Season To Be Shopping

Despite their bosses' concerns over productivity and security, 64% of employees plan to shop online at work this holiday season. Which cities are most guilty of "workshopping?"

Data Governance: Driving Performance In The Workplace And Workforce

Data governance—the management of data quality, accessibility, usability, and security—is a critical component of facility management operations.

JVCKENWOOD Introduces KENWOOD POC LTE Devices

KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.

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