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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The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The Difference Between Property Management and Facility Management

The more we delve into the FM world, the more we realize the intricacies and nuance inherent in the industry. This week I took a closer look at Property Management and Facility Management. Of course, there are many perspectives on what defines each role, but one logical differentiation that stood out to me was that Property Managers oversee buildings that are an asset to its owner and generate revenue while Facility Managers oversee buildings that don’t directly generate revenue. From…

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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

FM 2 FM: A Virtual Sit-down with Facilities Subject Matter Expert Jon Burke

FM 2 FM: A Virtual Sit-down with Facilities Subject Matter Expert Jon Burke

SCLogic was fortunate enough to learn about Jon Burke via our amazing VP of Marketing, Ashley Cleveland. Mr. Burke is a distant relative by marriage, so she affectionately refers to him as “Uncle Jon” or “Non-Uncle Jon” as the actual case may be. Precise familial ties aside, Mr. Burke is the Facilities Subject Matter Expert for a major electronics company, so we were excited that he agreed to talk to us about his life in Facility Management, as well as…

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AI in the Workplace: Developing Skills for the Unknown Future – Part II

AI in the Workplace: Developing Skills for the Unknown Future – Part II

So, this is where it gets even more interesting in my opinion. Knowing that there will be jobs in a few years that don’t currently exist, how do we acquire the skills we’ll need to do those jobs? When what we need to know is changing faster than formal education or long-term training can keep up with, how do we keep up as business owners or employees? About 56% of respondents in the Dell survey from last week speculate that…

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AI in the Workplace: Potential for Positive Change IF Implemented with Care – Part I

AI in the Workplace: Potential for Positive Change IF Implemented with Care – Part I

For decades we’ve speculated over the impact of artificial intelligence in our world. However, now that it is becoming a reality rather than a distant future, the discussion is getting interesting. To find out more, Dell Technologies recently sent a survey to 3,800 executives asking various AI-related questions. About half thought automated systems could free up employee time, while the other half disagrees. However, 82% imagine their employees will have to work as “integrated teams” with machines within the next…

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Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

Cutting Costs and Taking Names: An Article Written by One Of Our Own

The SCLogic team has done it again with a well-written article recently published in Mailing Systems Technology magazine called, “Cutting Mail Center Costs: The Goldilocks Approach.” Why Goldilocks? Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to making your mailroom more efficient. The article poses questions to help you think through what might work best for your situation, inviting you to think from expansive, moderate, and creative/resourceful positions. For example: Is your mail center experiencing the year-over-year 25% growth in package deliveries? Did…

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The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

The Robots Are Coming…No Wait, They’re Already Here. So, What Should We DO with Them?

Ryan W. Buell, an Associate Professor of Service Management in the Tech and Ops Management unit at the Harvard Business School, just published an article that discusses the increasing use of advanced robotic automation technology in our everyday lives. However, he doesn’t just illustrate the expanding number of use cases, he examines how people want automation to enrich their lives and to what degrees. It brings the adage, “just because we can, doesn’t mean we should” to a whole new…

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