Each week Mintek will bring you selected links to stories about EAM & CMMS systems, as well as news for our two largest industries Cable and Lodging.


In this section we will include articles from around the web (including ours) that will focus on asset, document and maintenance management, as well as, inspections and other topics related to EAM and CMMS software.

  1. 20 IWMS, CAFM and CMMS Blogs To Watch in 2012Posted on IWMSNEWS list 20 blogs to follow to stay up with technology, industry and facility management. Mintek has been listed for the 3rd straight year.
  2. Maintenance is Key to Lowering Energy Costs Posted on Environmental Leader talks about how American industry could cut its energy consumption by almost half by focusing on the optimization of manufacturing systems.
  3. Industrial plants generate their own alternative energy By Mike Bacidore and Russ Kratowicz discuss how wind power can help cut energy costs in a realistic applied setting.
  4. Energy Efficiency Incentives and Energy Management Systems Posted on realwinwin discusses how to use an Energy Management System (EMS) to adjust facility temperatures on a remote basis enabling significant energy savings.

Cable News

In this section we will include articles from around the web (including ours) that will focus on cable industry trends and challenges.

  1. Cable’s Hottest Jobs By Pamela Williams talks about how technology is changing the career outlook for cable. The article mentions both IT and social media as hot areas.
  2. Comcast’s Web-Slinging Set-Top Visits the FCC By Jeff Baumgartner reports on a device seen as the recent CES being tested by the FCC. If successful the new device will be used to launch a new cloud-based navigation platform as well as integrate web applications.
  3. Prediction: The end of cable TV Posted on canadianbusiness.com takes a look at how the increasing availability of content available through non set-top boxes is altering the cable industry.

Lodging News

In this section we will include articles from around the web (including ours) that will focus on the Lodging industry trends and challenges.

  1. Winter Lodging and Ski Resort Maintenance By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS gives a 20 item checklist for winter lodges and ski resorts to use before during and after the ski season.
  2. The Dangers of Third-hand Smoke in Hotels By Doug Berjer covers the best way to remove smoking toxins from carpets and upholstered furniture in order to minimize health risks as well as remove odors.
  3. Hotel industry 2012 wage forecast Posted on 4Hoteliers.com reviews the annual WageWatch survey nationally and for the lodging industry.

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.