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BI, BA…what it all means is actually pretty interesting

BI, BA…what it all means is actually pretty interesting

We all know we’re supposed to care about reporting, metrics, analytics, trends, KPIs, dashboards, charts, graphs…data data data! Knowledge is power, sure, but it can also be overwhelming when it lacks understanding. So let’s break it down: Business Intelligence (BI): primarily uses software applications to turn the data you’ve been collecting into something you can understand (via those reports, dashboards, charts, and graphs) and turn into crucial takeaways like performance metrics, supply chain choke points, and cost breakdowns, with the…

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Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Machines

Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Machines

The folks over at Facility Executive just published an article that discusses the gap between employees at “technology laggard” organizations and those at “technology leader” organizations. More specifically, the article addresses the feelings employees experience when using old vs new technology. The study by Unisys Corporation found that 51% of employees using older technology expressed frustration when doing their jobs compared to only 6% of employees at “technology leader” organizations. Employees that are forced to use “outdated” technology are 450%…

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Using devices to monitor and analyze workplace mental health. Viable or unsettling?

Using devices to monitor and analyze workplace mental health. Viable or unsettling?

It might just be both. The conventional advice to a stressed out, teched outed person is to disconnect from their computer, phone, tablet, and smartwatch in order to find their “happy place” again. But with our increasing attachment to these devices in both a personal and professional capacity, will that advice only add to someone’s anxiety? Not only that, more and more app developers are taking advantages of our connectedness to help diagnose, track, and manage our mental well-being. Kind…

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APIs: the ever-growing importance of connecting your isolated data sources

APIs: the ever-growing importance of connecting your isolated data sources

It’s not enough anymore to simply gather data, or even provide metrics based on that data. Why? Because there are so many isolated data sources created by the growing number of both consumer and business applications, the goal is now to make sense of it all as whole. Enter the API. APIs (application programming interfaces) are sets of clearly defined methods of communication between various software components such as web-based systems, operating systems, database systems, computer hardware etc. They are the tools that allow…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break: How to take on digital transformation in your facility

There is so much buzz surrounding the importance of emerging technology, it can be overwhelming. Is an overarching tech upgrade to your facility necessary or even viable? Where do you start? How do you gain acceptance and begin the process? What should your expectations be? An article recently published in Facility Executive called “Preparing Facilities For The Inevitable Digital Transformation” does a good job of breaking down the most salient components to understanding all the trendy talk and information floating…

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Meet the new Software Support Analyst, Darian Lee!

Meet the new Software Support Analyst, Darian Lee!

SCLogic is happy to introduce our new Software Support Analyst, Darian Lee. Darian started at SCLogic on March 12, 2018 and previously completed internships at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Exelon after attending University of Maryland Baltimore County, earning an BS in Information Technology in 2017. Born in Frederick, MD, Darian has lived in the DC/Baltimore area his entire life. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing rugby and video games. Please join us in welcoming Darian to…

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CA school district proves big savings is just an electricity audit away

CA school district proves big savings is just an electricity audit away

If you’ve ever wondered what you could gain from assessing your electricity consumption, this might be the story that pushes you to act. A CA-based school district called Escalon Unified did just that and is now celebrating a district-wide energy program that is set to save “$15.3 million in energy savings over the program lifetime, 1,628 metric tons of CO2 emission offset in the program’s first year (the equivalent to removing 349 cars from the road), and an 85% reduction…

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What’s the best prank you’ve pulled at work? Post/comment for a chance to WIN “The Office: The Complete Series” box set!

What’s the best prank you’ve pulled at work? Post/comment for a chance to WIN “The Office: The Complete Series” box set!

Nope, we’re not kidding. We want to hear about, or better yet see, the funniest prank you’ve pulled (work appropriate of course) at your office. Show us the goods and you just might be rewarded with one of the funniest, prankiest tv shows to hit the corporate world ever, The Office! The winner will be announced in next week’s blog. The Ball Pit Prank The Packing Peanut Prank The Printer Prank The All Wrapped Up/Present Prank