Sensor Data: What It Reveals About Workforce & Workplace

Ian Morley

Ian Morley /

Given the amount of wasted space to be found in the average corporate office (HBR says office usage peaks at 42%), it’s not surprising that so many organizations are looking to make better use of space to reduce property expenses. However, optimizing the workplace is no longer only about...

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Using Technology to Deliver on your Facility Safety Program

Amanda Darcey

Amanda Darcey /

Last year, my colleague at Lighthouse.io created this infographic about the costs of a Slip and Fall at your property. The bottom line? A small spill can lead to a BIG cost. In that same infographic, we pointed to 2 key priorities to protect your people, your customers and...

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Bluetooth Mesh To Power Smart Buildings & Asset Tracking

Patrick Carne

Patrick Carne /

We all recognize the name Bluetooth. It’s synonymous with wireless technology, and we take for granted how much easier it makes our lives. From smartphones to headphones and beyond, we rely on Bluetooth to free us from the legacy of wired technology. Today, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has become...

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6 ways to use BLE beacons for people and asset tracking

Patrick Carne

Patrick Carne /

As Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon technologies evolve, we are seeing new and innovative ways to leverage their capability to track people and assets in the workplace. This article explores 6 unique ways that these technologies can be used to work with a number of constraints that arise in different...

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Mobile Workforce Management ROI

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

Mobile workforce management is high on the agenda for many companies that deliver services such as cleaning, security, and maintenance. With adoption rates rising fast, there are no signs of mobile workforce management slowing down anytime soon. If you're not yet using mobile workforce management, one of the challenges is...

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5 Tools Facility Managers Should Use To Improve The Workplace

Ian Morley

Ian Morley /

Traditionally, enterprises were expected to provide their employees with dedicated work spaces. With the rise of the modern workforce, the demand on facility managers to deliver innovative and efficient workplaces has exponentially increased. Workplaces are now leveraged to attract and retain top talent and boost productivity throughout the workforce. Accomplishing...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Qualities Of A Successful Facilities Manager

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

The question – what are the qualities of a successful facilities manager? – may sound subjective. It ultimately comes down to the definition of "successful", and even then is dependent upon other people’s opinions. That aside, The British Institute of Facilities Management has done a good job of answering this question...

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Flashback 1984: Robots Are Cleaning Up

Ed Selkow

Ed Selkow /

This post was originally published in Office Guide To Tampa Bay 1984 and written by Ed Selkow. Ed is now Co-founder of Scientific Maintenance Corporation - The world's first facility services company engineered around robotics. It might have taken a little longer than expected for robots to gain traction in...

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Why Your Cleaners & Guards Should Use Mobile Apps

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

Recent research (CoreNet Global Survey, 2016) suggests that mobile is going to have the greatest impact of any technology on the future of facilities and service management. Arming your cleaners and guards with mobile applications can drive significant benefits including: Increased efficiency Better and more consistent service quality Better accountability...

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5 Innovative Facility Management Solutions You Need To Know About

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

We're always on the lookout for new and innovative solutions that are set to transform facilities management and property services. Here are 5 innovative solutions that have recently come across our radar: 1. Busch Systems - Recycling Resource Center This month Busch Systems introduced its Resource Center, a free analytics...

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