Archives for November, 2017.

Five Hybrid Cloud Implementation Pitfalls Your SMB Must Avoid

By SPK Blogging Team | Published November 27th, 2017

You probably know your company needs to upgrade its IT infrastructure. However, you might be avoiding it due to perceived cost or difficulty. The good news is that you don’t have to make large capital expenditures to expand and update your IT infrastructure. Hybrid cloud solutions offer the best of on-premises IT infrastructure alongside cloud-based infrastructure. Depending on your configurations, it might even be more secure than strict on-premises. However, you need the right experience, either in-house or contracted. This is especially true in industries with high compliance and regulatory burdens. Small missteps can mean big headaches for your organization.

Disneyland Legionnaires Cases Raise Cooling Tower Preventative Maintenance Questions

By Paul Salvaggio | Published November 24th, 2017
Disneyland Legionnaires Cases Raise Cooling Tower Preventative Maintenance Questions Recent legionnaires news at Disneyland is the latest reminder that this public safety and HVAC maintenance issue isn’t going away anytime soon. As mentioned in previous posts, Legionnaires’ disease is a serious and sometimes fatal disease that affects the lungs as a severe strain of pneumonia. It can be contracted through poorly treated or untreated […]

How Facility Managers Can Comply with Energy Benchmarking Laws

By Paul Salvaggio | Published November 17th, 2017
How Facility Managers Can Comply with Energy Benchmarking Laws Energy and water conservation have become an industry focus in the last decade as more discussion has surrounded the depletion of natural resources. Government policy regarding conservation include regulations regarding traditional usage along with incentives for using renewable energy sources. Today, it has become more common for local bodies to fine facilities for non-compliance with […]

How Facility Managers Can Comply with Energy Benchmarking Laws

By Paul Salvaggio | Published November 17th, 2017
How Facility Managers Can Comply with Energy Benchmarking Laws Energy and water conservation have become an industry focus in the last decade as more discussion has surrounded the depletion of natural resources. Government policy regarding conservation include regulations regarding traditional usage along with incentives for using renewable energy sources. Today, it has become more common for local bodies to fine facilities for non-compliance with […]

Setting up Seated Licenses in PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager

By Steve Lundy | Published November 14th, 2017

When it comes to licensing your PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager server, you have the option of either purchasing seated licenses, floating licenses, or some combination thereof to service your user community.  In this blog, I am going to discuss how to implement seat licenses into your PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager environment.  I am not going to discuss how to generate a new license file, nor am I going to discuss how you can install and configure FLEXnet for PTC Integrity.

Hurricane Floodwaters Now Mold Breeding Grounds at Many Facilities

By Paul Salvaggio | Published November 9th, 2017
Hurricane Floodwaters Now Mold Breeding Grounds at Many Facilities Although the initial cleanup from hurricane rain and floodwaters is nearly finished, facility managers in the south have an ensuing issue to now consider – indoor air quality (IAQ). Standing water and wet materials are breeding grounds for fast-growing microorganisms such as mold and bacteria. Failing to remove contaminated materials and reduce moisture and humidity […]

Three Monotonous Tasks That Are Killing Morale In Your Software Engineering Team

By Tony Fontanilla | Published November 7th, 2017

In the engineering world, there’s no underestimating how hard it is to attract and retain top talent. Finding qualified candidates is hard enough. But you want to go one better than that. You want to attract talent that gives your organization a competitive edge. Once you find that talent, you want to keep it for as long as you can. So what’s getting in the way of that?