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Who goes there? 

Lee Herrington, UK Security Product Portfolio Manager for Siemens Building Technologies, looks at the latest developments in access control and their potential for helping to create smart building environments Many organisations are considering their existing processes and systems and looking ...

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A wordabout Wi-Fi

Wayne Connors, MD of ACCL, warns that if the hardware doesn’t work, the building won’t either For most of us, the rise in the use of smartphones and other portable electronic devices has had a dramatic effect on the way ...

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Smartphone addicts are costing businesses time and money

The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research. A study of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology retailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, has revealed more than three quarters (84 ...

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Luddites and the future of FM

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, managing director, facilities management at Mitie This may surprise you, but I don’t have a PC – nor a laptop, nor a desktop. This doesn’t mean I’m a Luddite! In fact, I do have ...

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Coverage boost offers facilities a cutting edge

Communications regulator Ofcom reported earlier this year that smartphones have now become the primary way UK consumers access the Internet, outstripping usage on laptops and desktop PCs for the first time. This change has led to an increased burden on ...

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Managing mobility

Mobile devices are rapidly becoming an integral part of everyday life, both at home and work. The FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, has been exploring their role in FM There are clear benefits to improving communications ...

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Occupant smartphones to control building temperature at Warwick Uni

Phones and tablet computers are to be part of a new highly personalised heating and energy economy system thanks to an idea by Midlands company JSJS Designs Ltd, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and the estates office at the University of ...

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The blurred lines between work and home life highlighted in new survey

A newly released survey presents a snapshot of just how much people work when not at work. The survey found more than 90 per cent of employees in the United States and Australia, and 88 per cent of employees in Great ...

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The “strunch” & “trance” – nine new postures of today’s office workers identified

The “strunch” the “draw” the “cocoon” are just three of nine new seating postures that have been identified as arising from the modern office worker’s use of small, mobile technology such as smartphones, tablets and laptops and new workplace behaviours. The results ...

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Britain’s workers use their commutes to become more productive

Savvy Brits are using their commute to extend their working day and become more productive, according to research. In a survey of over 2,000 British workers by recruiter Randstad, the number of employees who work while they commute has risen ...

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