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 Read more

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Top Trends at CES 2023 from Bosch, John Deere, and More
February 3, 2023

Top notch technology and top notch attendance secured CES 2023 its gold medal; to put it simply, this year’s CES was a huge success. The world’s largest and most prominent consumer electronics and technology exhibition, CES served its usual role as a testing ground for ground-breaking innovations across multiple verticals. From 5G to Web3, and […]

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Setting Standards for Success
February 3, 2023

Winning the day isn’t just about making every day count – it’s about shifting your mindset to set standards for success and better understand and value the work that goes on behind the scenes – so that you can be as successful as you work to be. Where can you start? In this inaugural […]

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How to Protect Your Facility from Natural Disaster ‘Hotspots’
July 30, 2021

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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Empowering Students to Design Their Own Futures
July 1, 2021

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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The Hidden Value of Energy Management Systems
June 11, 2021

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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How to Live Up to Value Promises in Partner Relationships
June 2, 2021

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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Vertical with Vidir: How Vidir Fits into Elias Woodwork’s Manufacturing and Management Strategies
April 29, 2021

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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Getting the Most Out of Handyman Services in Facilities Management
April 22, 2021

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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Get Your Fix: Developing Efficient Cost Management and Containment Strategies
February 26, 2021

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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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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