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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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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

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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Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

Changes are a comin’: Facility Managers to be Recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with a Standard Occupational Classification

It’s getting official folks! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is recognizing “Facilities Managers” with a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code 11-3013. What’s the big deal? As you are probably quite keenly aware, many in the FM world have come to the occupation via indirect paths, transitioning almost by chance from maintenance and service trades. Learning the job was usually done on the spot, advice passed down from an old-timer or scrounged on your own by trial and error. Why? Because…

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Behind the Music: making sense of the IWMS and CAFM enigma

Behind the Music: making sense of the IWMS and CAFM enigma

As we boldly go where many others have gone before, we continue to have a deceptively simple question that doggedly eludes a definitive answer. What is the difference between IWMS and CAFM? And we’re not alone. Competitive and agnostic research have uncovered plenty of ambiguous, half-baked opinions, but nothing we can call our North Star definition. Other vendors bypass the quandary by choosing to identify themselves as an “IWMS/CAFM” solution…way to avoid the topic guys! So, in SCLogic fashion we…

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