INFOGRAPHIC: Qualities Of A Successful Facilities Manager

Ben Howden

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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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4 Commercial Cleaning Trends You Need To Know

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

Today's commercial cleaning and facility services providers are operating in a tough and complex environment. With many serious issues to consider such as immigration and health care reform, there are also several trends that need to be considered by businesses when planning for the future. Generally driven by customer demand,...

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5 Ways Task Management Software Can Improve Facility Services

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

You know the feeling well. You're responsible for managing multiple facilities and you've got a hundred things on your list to get through but don't know where to start. You've got 2 new employees starting this week. You need to supply evidence for slip and fall claims. Your clients are...

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Video: Spotless Drives Success With Lighthouse.io

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

Spotless is one of Australia and New Zealand's leading providers of integrated facilities services. They perform a range of services covering asset management, hospitality, cleaning, facility management, laundry management, and security services. With such a large distributed workforce, Spotless needed a better way to improve visibility and efficiency of the...

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Video: Mobile Workforce Management Reimagined

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

The future of workforce management is going to be very different. Over the past two years, we've been working hard to help shape that future by building the best workforce management platform that we can. We're leveraging mobile, IoT sensors, automated processes, big data and integrations to make life easier...

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Infographic: 5 Technologies Set To Disrupt Facilities Management

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

The modern facilities services provider must adopt an innovation agenda to remain competitive. They must understand the technologies that are disrupting their industry. But most of all they must adopt an agile mindset that embraces positive change. The infographic below highlights 5 technology trends that are set to disrupt facilities...

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Technology Innovation Set To Transform Facilities Management

Ben Howden

Ben Howden /

When you think of technology innovation, companies like Amazon, Uber, Tesla, and Google usually come to mind. But a growing number of startups are using technology to transform the delivery of facilities services. Comfy is a mobile app that connects employees to building systems to create their optimal environment. Serraview...

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