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Augmented reality set to take BIM into the real world

June 21, 2017


Maintaining your electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems can be a real challenge, especially when many of these systems’ components are hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors or underground. Facility Managers often have to make do with 2D blueprints, which are difficult …

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Security, Part 6: The Vulnerability of the Internet of Things

February 8, 2017


In early 2014, more than 100,000 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including home appliances, were manipulated into sending 750,000 phishing emails over the course of about two weeks, waking the world up to a new threat. The IoT offers promise …

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Facility Security, Part Four: Network Access Control

December 7, 2016


Mobile phones are everywhere, and the number and types of devices used by employees, customers, healthcare providers, patients, and visitors are growing at a rapid pace. While these devices can be crucial to the functioning of your facility, they are …

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Facility Security, Part Three: Ransomware

November 9, 2016


  Last month we looked at how to avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This month we take a look at ransomware. Ransomware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the healthcare sector. One study shows there are now …

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Facility Security, Part One: Visual Hacking

September 7, 2016


One of the more sinister and successful ways to steal sensitive information is also one of the easiest to carry out. It’s also an approach that remains fairly off the radar for most facilities managers: visual hacking, or basically, walking …

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The Internet of Things Is Transforming Building Management

April 11, 2016


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices like phones, cars, appliances and buildings that have the ability to collect and exchange data via the Internet. Internet connectivity allows these devices to be engaged remotely, and either monitored or controlled.

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Ready to Go Digital With Your Facility’s Wayfinding Signage?

May 29, 2015


Previously, we’ve discussed the importance of wayfinding signage and how HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores/Medicare reimbursements may be tied to navigating one’s way around your facility. The 12 tips we listed last year for improving wayfinding signage are good ones, but …

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