Don’t Overlook These Critical Data Spaces in Your Facilities

Even the smallest spaces that house critical data can’t be treated like just another closet. Here’s how to make sure critical data spaces stay operational and efficient. Facility managers are often responsible for critical spaces that can range from a small converted closet that now contains a network rack to a very large data center […]

Mobile Technology Offers Efficiency for FMs

Possibly more so than any other technology, going mobile has made facility staff’s job easier and more efficient. Here are the benefits of mobile facility technology. Possibly the most significant advance, in terms of its impact on facility staff, is the shift from paper and pagers to handheld tablets and smartphones. The power that facility […]

Maintenance Management Systems: Managing the Business of Facilities

A robust, easy-to-use maintenance management system that grows with the facility program is a necessity for any facility department. Here’s how to get it right. Maintenance management systems come under many names. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), computer-aided facility management (CAFM) systems, integrated work management systems (IWMS), and even enterprise asset planning and resource management […]

Join me at NFMT’s Knowledge Cafe – What We Can Do to Bridge the Growing Skilled Labor Shortage

With the average age of facility engineers hovering in the 50s and increasing rate of their retirement, it should be of no surprise that it is getting harder and harder to find and hire skilled maintenance workers.  Sadly, we are just seeing the beginning of this growing labor pool shortage.  In this Knowledge Café, we […]

FM360 Presentation is Kicking-Off NFMT in Baltimore Next Week

Building Technology Has Advanced – It’s Time We Catch Up! Join us at 8AM Tuesday, the 26th, as FM360’s John Rimer opens NFMT with a discussion on how the facility management technology has left its practitioners in the dust. We will review the system types available, their benefit, and provide steps for selecting & implementing. […]

FAQs of CMMS

As discussed in the November/December 2017 issue, Make It Click, FM technology has grown by leaps and bounds the past few decades.  Maintenance management systems, such as Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Integrated Work Management System (IWMS), are no exception.  However, when it comes to these applications, many facility professionals are unsure whether or […]

Podcast – Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World

Listen to FM360’s John Rimer share thoughts on the facility management industry in the latest FM Innovator podcast. Click here to listen to Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World  

Make It Click – It’s Time to Catch Up with Technology

As found in the November/December 2017 issue of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ). The facility management industry has grown by leaps and bounds the past few decades; the most significant being the advance of technology in the built environment.  One’s inner geek cannot help but get excited when considering the capabilities available at our fingertips […]

Free Webinar – Selling the Value of Facilities Management

In spite of efforts to develop and present bulletproof business cases, we often fall short when it comes to “closing the deal.” Selling the merit of a business case does not start at the executive meeting; rather it is an on-going, active effort that is a primary duty of a facility manager. During this presentation, […]

Presenting at this year’s Critical Facilities Summit October 5th in Charlotte

FM360 is excited to present at this year’s Critical Facilities Summit being hosted in our new home town of Charlotte, NC!  Come join us October 3rd through 5th! John Rimer will be presenting October 5th regarding Delivering Critical Reliability with a Robust CMMS.  A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a necessary tool for a […]