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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

Sustainable Asset Management

It seems that Europe has taken the lead in both energy efficiency and innovative asset management. I think there is something to be learned from their efforts that could be applied here in the U.S.A. What do you think?

Europe Trendsetting

Increasing Mobility and Electrical Safety Common Sense

  • The upside of CMMS mobile solutions By David Berger, P.Eng, recognizes the impact of increasing mobility and provides several guidelines for choosing the right CMMS mobile solution. He notes that many companies see an additional 15-35% improvement in productivity with mobile CMMS solutions.
  • Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace By Christina Chatfield, shares with us an excellent article about understanding electrical hazards, safety planning and how to handle accidents.

Cable, Lodging, and Other Industry Stories

Cable Industry News

This month the trend has been all about changing technology and how this affects our content viewing.

Lodging and Other Industries

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The Hospitality evolves more rapidly than many people realize as a result of the fickleness and changes demanded by consumers. Some of the changes on the horizon are listed below.

  • Hotel Energy: Fire, Candles, Electricity and Now the Future By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS, discusses how a Stirling engine when combined with innovations in liquid batteries can answer energy costs concerns and provide reliable energy.
  • Bill Marriott: Where Hotels Are Going By Alexandra Wolfe, is a good article on how a visionary such as Mr. Marriott, recognizes the need for constant change. At age 82 he stills thinks like a young entrepreneur – gotta love this.
  • 24-Hour Hotel Stays Trend for Upscale Hotels By Genevieve Shaw Brown, looks at the newest trend of the 24 hour stay. In essence, consumers are allowed to check-in and out for exactly 24 hours. Although this is a great option for consumers, it is a nightmare for hotel operations especially hotel housekeeping. Time will tell if the 24 hour stay has staying power.
  • 42% of Consumers Expect a Response Within One Hour. Are You Even Listening? Although the article is extremely heavy on the self-promotion, it does point out the need and value of exceptional customer service using today’s social media channels.

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