Intellis Blog

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This is Why Accurate Reporting is so Important

Accurate data in facilities management and capital planning reporting is important. The way managers present this data is even more important.

These are the Top 5 Facility Management Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

Digital transformation dominated the Facilities Management sector in 2018. When it comes to improvements around quality, production, and longevity of physical assets, digital transformation is an unfolding revolution that is set to continue throughout 2019. Here we discuss the top Facility Management technology trends to watch.

Benefits of Mobile Technology for Facility Managers

Information on demand when and where you need it? That's the top benefit of using mobile technology to access data that your facilities management team has collected about your organization's buildings and physical assets.

3 Tips for Improving Your Preventive Maintenance Program

Preventive maintenance is key for maintaining optimal operational conditions for your organization's physical assets. This typically involves regular inspections in order to detect and correct defaults and repair deficiencies before a breakdown occurs. Here we discuss 3 tips for improving your organization's preventive maintenance program.

How to Decide If You Should Build, Renovate, or Demolish Aging Buildings and Infrastructure

Facility managers are facing tough decisions about whether to build, renovate, or demolish aging buildings and infrastructure. These demands are further challenged by the need for increased operational efficiency, improved technology, and better financial returns. So, how do facilities professionals make complex decisions about whether to replace or renovate aging buildings and infrastructure?

Exciting Developments in Smart Cities

Increasingly, infrastructure and construction projects are using innovative digital technology to improve long-term asset management. Here we examine some of the emerging technologies and trends leading the "Smart Cities" revolution.

The Top 3 Trends Impacting the Education Facilities Management Sector Right Now

When we attended the NACUBO Annual Meeting last August, we learned that the biggest concern among higher ed business and facilities professionals was the issue of limited budgets: Do more with less, while making your university its best! Yet such funding cuts makes the need to strictly budget time, money and manpower more urgent than ever.

6 Ways Asset Management Optimization Delivers Value

Facility management is about much more than managing buildings, infrastructure, and services—it is critical to the successful functioning of every organization, according to a recent IFMA report on strategic decision making. Asset optimization is all about making strategic improvements to the effectiveness of your overall asset management methodology by providing more holistic adjustments.

Intellis Wins 2018 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Carmen Macias, Director of Project Management, has received a Silver Award for “Female Executive of The Year - Business Products - 11-2,500 Employees” and a Bronze Award for “Woman of The Year - Technology” at the 15th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards dinner took place at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 16, 2018.

These are the 4 things that Facilities Managers should focus on when developing an Emergency Response Management (ERM) Program

Facility managers have to be ready for anything from bomb threats to flooding, labor strikes, workplace violence and so much more. Particularly since 9/11, efforts toward emergency preparedness have increased substantially.  In this blog we will discuss the the 4 phases of emergency management to consider when developing an Emergency Response Management (ERM) Program and preparing the FM department and the organization for unexpected events.