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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 Employees that are forced to use “outdated” technology are 450%…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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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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