Mintek is here to keep you up to date on the latest EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries and hotel development.

EAM/CMMS News Around the Globe

This week’s EAM/CMMS news focuses around new mergers, inventions, and malfunctions that could be avoided by the implementation of an asset management software system.

  1. I-10 in California closed after bridge collapse by Emily Donovan, who talks about Tex-Wash bridge that collapsed earlier today due to malfunctions reported back in 2014.
  2. Reopened U.S., Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy, not subterfuge by Patrick Oppmann, who mentions how the United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. This also emphasizes our relationship with Cuba and opportunities for tourism and trade.
  3. Japan’s robot hotel opens its (automatic) doors reported by Maggie Wong, The five-star Japanese Henn-na Hotel showcases how robots are said to be able to engage in intelligent conversations while checking people into this 72 room hotel.

Cable News in Your Neighborhood

This section focuses on cable trends and challenges and how they can affect consumers.

  1. Netflix backs Charter twc deal by Alan Breznick, who mentions how Netflix said it will support Charter’s TWC bid now that Charter has committed to offering free network interconnections to online content providers through 2018 as part of any merger conditions.
  2. Charter’s Ambitions Leave It on Razor’s Edge of Junk Market by Cordell Eddings, Charter’s takeover of TWC will make it one of the biggest borrowers in both the investment-grade and junk-bond markets, a status that’s giving some pause to investors.
  3. Comcast plays games with X1 reported by Alan Breznick, Comcast announced that it’s teaming up with Electronic Arts Inc. to conduct a beta trial of its new games service.

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