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Could This Year’s NBA Championship be Determined by Electrical Maintenance?

LeBron James is, by almost all accounts, the most formidable player in the NBA. But Thursday night, during game 1 of this year’s NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, he proved that even a player … Continue reading

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How Industrial Refrigerators Illustrate the Case for Preventive Maintenance Software

For many companies in the food processing, food service, medical, and logistics industries, refrigerators are the most important type of asset that they must maintain. In addition to the typical disruptions associated with asset downtime, refrigerator problems can cause product … Continue reading

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ManagerPlus Published in FMJ

Be sure to pick up the March/April edition of Facility Management Journal, which features a piece by ManagerPlus on the importance of securing staff-wide buy-in for software in order to maximize ROI. Companies are spending hundreds of billions of dollars … Continue reading

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Is Your Power ‘Leaking’? Fix It with Preventive Maintenance Software

Spotting leaks in most types of equipment is typically easy: fluid can be seen pooling on the ground or accumulating on other components. When it comes to power usage, however, many companies may not think in terms of the potential … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Save Time and Money on Lighting

By Guest Contributor Andrea Vollf The famous phrase used by Benjamin Franklin in Advice to a Young Tradesman, “Time is Money”, has never been as accurate as it is in today’s world. While we watch all the changes that are … Continue reading

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Preventing Machine Malfunction Injuries with Training and Maintenance

A basic Google search on injuries stemming from malfunctioning equipment will tell you almost everything you need to know about them without having to click a single link: most of the results are for law firms that specialize in  extracting … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Minimize IT Outage Costs with CMMS Software

Exponential growth in technology has made IT uptime mission critical for facilities managers, and not just those who work in traditionally data-intensive industries like finance, telecommunications, and e-commerce. A recent survey revealed that growth has been strongest in industries like … Continue reading

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As Heat Use Rises, So Do Fire Hazards: Some Checks to Stay Safe This Winter

This past November was colder than usual in the U.S. (though it was exceptionally warm elsewhere in the world), which is likely to prompt increased use of heating devices in facilities and cause a corresponding increase in fire hazards. According … Continue reading

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The What, Why, and How of Barcoding

Barcodes have only been around since the 1960s, yet it would be hard to imagine a world without them. Over the past several decades, barcodes have become an everyday part of life. Everyone is familiar with the little black and … Continue reading

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2 Simple Ways to Keep Heating Costs Down This Winter

Over the past several decades, temperature fluctuations have made it difficult for facilities managers to estimate how much heating and furnace systems will cost to operate through winter. Regardless of how much these systems are used, however, there are some … Continue reading

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