Articles by tag: Facilities Management

How to Protect Your Facility from Natural Disaster ‘Hotspots’

Natural disasters, by their very nature, are difficult to plan for. Over the past year, in addition to the weight of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters around the world have bared their teeth. Extreme flooding in Germany and China, freezes in the American Midwest, fires raging across Canada – the list is long. What’s…

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Education & EdTech
Empowering Students to Design Their Own Futures

In moving education forward, how much does the system empower students to become successful citizens? Students should be able to design their own futures, but that takes systemic change. These are big challenges and questions for Beyond the Classroom with host Tom Watkins and guest Marcy Raymond. Raymond currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for the PAST (Partnering…

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Energy
The Hidden Value of Energy Management Systems

Optimally managing the energy of each building is extremely important for every organization. With the majority of energy use going toward HVAC operations, how can facilities management teams boost efficiency and save costs? The answer is energy management systems. Host Tyler Kern welcomed guests John Casey and Craig Norris, both Directors of National Accounts, of…

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Building Management
How to Live Up to Value Promises in Partner Relationships

Partner relationships make businesses successful, and those trusted partnerships are more necessary than ever in the modern business landscape. But when that partner promises value, can they actually deliver? Vixxo’s Nikki Boone, Vice President of Customer Success, and Bryan Hartnett, SVP of Service Center Operations, know that value is more than just a word; it’s…

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Engineering & Construction
Vertical with Vidir: How Vidir Fits into Elias Woodwork’s Manufacturing and Management Strategies

If you’ve tuned in to previous episodes of the Vertical with Vidir podcast, you’ve learned about the impacts our company has made in the industrial, retail and manufacturing industries. But perhaps you’re having trouble imagining what kind of impact vertical lift solutions would have in your company. So, today, we’re diving into the experiences of…

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Building Management
Getting the Most Out of Handyman Services in Facilities Management

There’s a lot to be said for specialized vendors capable of getting your most specialized, niche equipment back up and running in no time flat – but there are also repairs and maintenance challenges facilities managers face that are much more straightforward. For these tasks, it can pay to find a valuable, professional and capable…

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Building Management
Get Your Fix: Developing Efficient Cost Management and Containment Strategies

When their facilities are experiencing an issue, most commercial business owners or managers simply hand off the work to the company in charge of managing the building. However, there’s a lot more work to these projects than meets the eye. For instance, how are these repair and maintenance projects priced? How do companies balance…

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GreenOnyx’s Clean & Efficient Farming is Key to Global Food Supply Solutions
June 21, 2024

Global food supply chains are under unprecedented pressure from climate change and geopolitical tensions, making sustainable and nutritious food sources more critical than ever. With only a small fraction of the global population consuming the minimum recommended phytonutrients essential for health, innovative solutions are urgently needed. Can scalable solutions in agricultural technology ensure a…

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Team Alignment and Clear Objectives Drive Holistic Content Operations in Life Sciences
June 20, 2024

Understanding holistic content operations is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment, where effective content management can be the key to success. Holistic content operations encompass the end-to-end processes that ensure content is created, reviewed, and distributed efficiently. A well-structured content operations strategy can significantly enhance organizational workflows and team morale. What exactly constitutes holistic…

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Aligning, Appraising, and Simplifying Scientific Data Strengthens Promotional Claims
June 20, 2024

The pharmaceutical industry faces the challenge of converting complex medical and scientific information into clear, effective promotional claims. This process is critical as it balances the need for accurate scientific communication with the requirement for impactful marketing. The stakes are high, as promotional materials must adhere to stringent regulatory standards while also appealing to…

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Defining Goals, Leveraging Technology, and Planning Ahead are Essential for Successful Promotional Review Meetings
June 20, 2024

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands effective review of promotional content. Ensuring all promotional materials are compliant, accurate, and impactful has become crucial. This necessity has given rise to structured promotional review meetings, a trend essential for maintaining quality and compliance in marketing efforts. These meetings facilitate collaboration, ensure adherence to regulatory standards, and help…

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Get Your Fix: Assembling a Strong Service Provider Network
February 12, 2021

Finding a service provider is never easy. Facilities need someone who will be a partner, will be on site when needed and won’t create any additional headaches. Vixxo not only works with top-class service providers but has assembled a quality service provider network in cities all over North America. Assembling that network requires a lot…

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Wi-Fi 6E Begins Rollout, Ushering in New Functionality
January 12, 2021

Wi-Fi 6E, the biggest upgrade to the technology in decades, is on the horizon. This new era of Wi-Fi technology is possible thanks to an expansion of wireless airwaves for consumer technology, which were made accessible by the FCC early in 2020, and smartphones, laptops, PCs and more will likely include the functionality as 6E…

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UV-C Robotics Deploy in Schools & Hospitals
January 12, 2021

Many companies continue to innovate at breakneck speed as result of the conditions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. However, for many people, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has access to this kind of technology. UBTECH hopes to change that. John Rhee, the company’s SVP and general manager, meets with Voice of B2B…

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How an Operational Partner Elevates OEM Efficiency
October 19, 2020

OEMs and manufacturers handling large product launches often struggle with operational efficiency and installation. Fortunately, an operational partner can ease that inefficiency. Vixxo Director of Construction Eric Warner and Vice President of Projects and Partner Development Ryan Baumgartner explored with host Daniel Litwin how a partner like Vixxo can bring both increased speed and…

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How Facilities Management Can Navigate Disaster Challenges
October 1, 2020

Facilities managers always need a plan to deal with natural disasters, such as fires and hurricanes. But throw in a pandemic and add social unrest into the equation and, suddenly, what disaster preparedness looks like for a business’ facility manager is a whole lot different. Vixxo’s Penny Carter, Vice President of Operational Excellence, and…

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Navigating Procurement Challenges During the COVID-19 Era
September 17, 2020

It’s no secret the pandemic’s brought many economic and logistic challenges to every single industry. On this installment of Get Your Fix, Vixxo’s Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing, Rick Upton, and the VP of Solutions Architecture, Michael Sutherland, focused their attention on four specific verticals (retail, restaurants, convenience, and grocery.) What procurement challenges…

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How to Elevate Your Operation’s Signage and Lighting
September 2, 2020

On this Vixxo video podcast, Vixxo General Manager, Sign, Lighting and Projects Tim O’Donnell joined host Daniel Litwin to outline the shifting landscape of signage and lighting – and provide best practices for facility managers looking to keep pace. First, O’Donnell said, it’s critical to realize just how important the role these solutions play…

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HVAC Best Practices and Key Considerations for Today’s Facilities Manager
August 31, 2020

Get your Fix by Vixxo host Tyler Kern was joined by Ryan Baumgartner, Solutions Architect at Vixxo, to discuss best practices and key considerations for facilities managers regarding HVAC. Baumgartner went into detail about the value of implementing a long-term HVAC program. “Putting in best practices and standards across an organization is extremely key…

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Get Your Fix: The Evolving Role of the Facilities Manager in the Grocery Store Industry
July 28, 2020

In this second installment of a 3-part conversation on the pandemic’s effect on the grocery store industry, Arin Alexander, VP of Client Relations, Vixxo, and Michael Sutherland, VP of Solutions Architecture, Vixxo, focused on the evolution and changing role of the grocery store facilities manager. Alexander said the facility manager’s role at a store…

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