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. 5 Power Gen ERP Lessons from the Manufacturing Industry By Bill Leedale provides an in-depth look at the similarities between manufacturing and the power industry in regards to enterprise resource planning (ERP).
  2. Darth Vader Versus Jedi Management Techniques By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS discusses the importance of having the right management style when turning around a troubled maintenance operation.
  3. Preventing The Top Maintenance Issues By Dusty Henry discusses some common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.

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. Cox-to-Time Warner Cable Firms Hit Phone Grip on Hospitals By Alex Sherman notes that while cable companies still rely on residential services for the majority of their revenue, the biggest growth in the industry is from connecting regional businesses with broadband and other services, particularly hospitals and schools.
  2. Cord Cutting, Streaming Video Threaten Cable TV By Lorien Crow discusses recent Nielsen reports of a nearly 23 percent increase in the number of U.S. households that receive only basic broadcast television but pay for broadband Internet service over the past year.
  3. FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul By Bryan Bishop covers the FCC proposed rule that change would effectively require all US customers to own or rent a STB or CableCARD to watch any cable programming.
  4. NCTA: Boxee Is Wrong About Basic Cable Encryption By Todd Spangler presents the opposing view to Boxee’s claims from the link above.

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. Current Trends and Opportunities in Hotel Sustainability By Kevin A. Goldstein & Ritu Vasu Primlani is an excellent article discussing sustainability issues that touch on nearly all aspects of hotel ownership and management.
  2. Is It Time to Change Hotel Management? By Joseph Smith talks about how to determine is your current management company is underperforming?
  3. Legionnaire’s hits 6 at hotel in Albany By Cathleen F. Crowley made the list as there seems to be a resurgence in legionnaire’s disease in hotels which will be the subject of an upcoming blog post.
  4. Saving the Last Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel By Jay Jones covers how a community effort pays off to save one of the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotels both aesthetically and financially.

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.