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Keeping a lookout for technology, regulatory and industry trends can help you identify opportunities and problems for your own organization. This type of information can also provide valuable insights for better asset, facility and maintenance management.

This monthly brief will share some of the articles and tips (including our own) that may influence your organization’s asset, facility and maintenance management decision making.

Top Asset Management, Facility and Maintenance News

Currently trending this month are a growing acceptance of alternative energy production, the integration of mobility into virtually all industries and how industries are reacting to the Ebola virus.

Cable, Lodging, and Other Industry Stories

Cable Industry News

This month the buzz is mostly about the emergence of Over-the-top content (OTT) changes as content providers seek new avenues for distribution. This is not a threat to cable MSOs and in fact it is just a shift in their business models that only strengthens the demand for internet services.

Lodging and Other Industries

As I read through hundreds of articles and blog posts about the hotel industry I could not help but notice that there are an overwhelming number of pieces touting front-end applications. Revenue is great but not if a hotel ignores its operations or changes in the marketplace. This month’s articles reflect a need for operations visibility.

Miami south beach at night with hotel buildings
  • 8 concerns facing the hotel industry: By Patrick Mayock, is an interesting article with a good mixture of old and new issues facing the hospitality industry including; price transparency, how to handle the Ebola virus, the emergence of limited service hotels and distribution competition such as Airbnb.
  • Resort Maintenance is Elemental: By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS, reminds hoteliers that how a hotel is opened or closed for seasonality purposes can have a significant impact on profitability. Checklist included.
  • Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2015 and Beyond: From Gartner, Inc., a list of 10 predictions to occur over the next few years that may have an incredible influence on hoteliers. Many are technology based including smart machines, robots, 3-D printing and a possible domination by mobile technology.

If you have an interesting story that you would like mentioned, send the link to stuart.smith@mintek.com. Mintek reserves the right to select any and all content.