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Landscape care in frigid weather
Today's Facility Manager
For commercial facility managers, the safety concerns for employees, buildings and outdoor landscaping begin to pile up as soon as wintry weather begins. Here are a list of tips on keeping people safe and protecting landscape investments during frigid weather conditions.
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Nation's mayors to increase investment in energy efficiency
BUILDINGS
U.S. mayors are expecting to significantly increase investment in energy technologies over the next five years, according to a new survey of nearly 300 cities. The survey, Energy Efficiency and Technologies in America's Cities, indicates that mayors plan to make energy-efficient lighting technology, LEDs as the primary example, a top priority over the next two years.
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Latest sites of breaches in security are hotels
The New York Times
In the latest in a spate of online attacks affecting American businesses, White Lodging, which manages hotel franchises for chains like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood Hotels, is investigating a potential security breach involving customers' payment information. White Lodging Services Corporation, which works with 168 hotels in 21 states, confirmed that it was examining the data breach.
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High tech can mean human touch
Hotel News Now
One of the constants in the hotel industry is that hoteliers are ever striving to improve the on-property experience for their guests. Be it improving the check-in process, reimagining food service or anticipating guests' needs to ensure the best possible stay. As hoteliers look to continually improve their properties, it's only natural that they'd look at layering in technology as a means to help achieve that goal.
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Building automation: Internet of Things meets facilities management
SearchIT Channel
Channel partners see a growing opportunity in deploying integrated building automation systems and bringing the Internet of Things into the realm of facilities management.
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Travel companies are racing to catch up as mobile booms
Business Insider
The Internet had a huge impact on the travel industry early on, as consumers swarmed to online travel agencies to find the best prices on flights and hotels, and took to online travel guides to plan their trips in advance. Now, mobile is the latest sales channel upending travel, and is expected to account for more than 25 percent of total U.S. online travel bookings by 2015, according to PhoCusWright.
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How to hire winners, not whiners
By Mel Kleiman
If you're a manager, who do you want on your team — a bunch of whiners who moan and groan about everything little change or challenge, or the winners who know what they have to do and are willing to meet every obstacle as an opportunity? Of course, you'll say you want the winners, but I bet you have a few whiners on your team right now anyway. If you are wondering how you ended up with a team of both winners and whiners when you used the same methods to interview and hire everyone, you may have made a common, but understandable, tactical error.
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Tall buildings: What research gaps need plugging?
Sourceable
Safety performance, lifecycle sustainability and the disassembly or deconstruction of tall buildings are just three of the priority areas identified in a Research Roadmap initiated as a joint venture between the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction and UNESCO.
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Hotels adapt business centers for today's traveler
USA Today
The business center was once the only place where travelers could stay connected. Now travelers can stay connected anywhere and everywhere. But is the business center going away? Not quite. Most hotels are reluctant to completely give up on the business center. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, 88 percent of hotels polled in 2012 still had business centers, especially if the hotel was upscale.
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