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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

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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Meet the new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore

Meet the new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore

SCLogic is happy to introduce our new Software Engineer, Jake Finamore. Jake started at SCLogic in October of 2017 and previously worked for Catalyte.io for three years. He graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in the 2013, earning his Associates in Computer Science. Jake brings his valuable experience of software development to the SCLogic development team. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, Jake spent his childhood in Palestine. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, binge watching tv…

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Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

Sustainability…not just another hokey green theme

It shouldn’t be any secret that sustainable practices in the workplace are beneficial for the environment and community, but you may or may not know that wearing the green halo can also benefit your company. This is a great time for facility managers to show leadership by bringing ideas that can reduce operational costs and demonstrate a desire to put the company in the best light possible. Last week I attended a lunch and learn hosted by IFMA’s Capital Chapter…

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Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

Your 5-Minute ‘Food for Thought’ Coffee Break…Rise of the Digital Assistant Era

From autonomous cars to synthetic DNA, it seems like there’s always new technology brewing that will alter how we interact with our world. For today’s coffee break, let’s take a quick look at Digital Assistants. Also known as Virtual Assistants, these are the little speakers sitting on people’s kitchen counters that can understand natural language and complete electronic tasks for the end user. Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are some of the big hitters in the space…

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