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. Use maintenance to drive financial success By J. Stanton McGroarty on understanding that asset maintenance is a strategic function that if not planned well can prevent organizations from capitalizing on market opportunities.
  2. FACT CHECK: How Much Incandescent Bulbs Really Cost By sraybin covers a few misconceptions and the fact that cost of ownership of a lamp is more important than the cost to purchase.
  3. How to Make Amusement Park Inspections Easy By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS talks about the importance of using inspection checklists for amusement park safety during the prime season.

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. TV Broadcasters Warn of Huge Industry Shakeup If Barry Diller’s Aereo Isn’t Stopped By Eriq Gardner on broadcaster’s fight to stop the Aereo business model from being implemented. Interesting article.
  2. Cable’s Tablet Habit Will Lead to a Management Headache Posted on Heavy Reading talks about the impact that tablets are having on cable MSO
  3. Dish to Drop AMC Cable Channels By Shalini Ramachandran, this article was included because the basic premise will be our next CPE blog article. Which is how the rising costs of programming will effect CPE management.

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.

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  1. Hotel Possible: Turning the Bad News Into Positive Experiences. By Melanie Nayer talks about how much detail is missed by hotel owners when it comes to simple upkeep and maintenance.
  2. Hotels Turning to Maintenance Management Software as Part of Green Initiatives By Stuart Smith, MBA, MS discusses the increasing role of hotel maintenance software in order to accomplish sustainability objectives.
  3. FBI Warns of Malware Attacks Through Hotel Internet Services By Brian Prince talks about the FBI issued advisory this week alerting international travelers about attempts to infect their computers with malware when they log on to hotel networks.

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.