Katina goes to Changeboard Future Talent

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While I’m certainly no Luddite, I must confess that I’ve always been a bit sceptical of technology and its encroaching influence on modern life. After all, it’s impossible to ignore the extent to which new tech is changing the way we work. With that caveat out in the open, it’s fair to say that I didn’t really know what to expect to from my visit to this year’s Changeboard Future Talent Conference, where …

How is FM using technology to change the industry? Join the debate

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A recent industry debate revealed that 27 per cent of facilities professionals see technology as the biggest challenge facing FMs in 2016. But developing technology and ubiquitous connectivity have already started to change the workplace. As organisations increasingly adopt mobile technology, and embrace automation, how will facilities operations embrace technology to make a positive impact on the future of FM, …

Magenta’s client OCS is highly commended in the i-FM Technology in FM Awards 2016

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For the first time ever in the i-FM Technology in FM Awards, the judges created a highly commended award which was given to OCS in recognition of the company’s pioneering approach to health and safety in facilities management through the Logincident app. Working with Logincident, OCS has introduced a new approach to reducing the number of accidents and incidents throughout …

Down to the wire

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Having a good old rant about my dire, yet fortunately temporary, WiFi access yesterday I realised how crucial wireless access is to our working lives, especially if you’re a mobile worker. Responding to my woes on Twitter Adrian McNeece argued that WiFi’s rapidly becoming an essential utility like power or water. I’d argue that it’s even more fundamental, at least …

Generation Y wants to work at work

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Is it really any surprise that young people want to work at work, rather than at home, or anywhere else? An article in this morning’s i-fm.net reports on a study of 19 blue-chip companies, including Barclays, Microsoft, Tesco and Pfizer by Advanced Workplace Associates that revealed that employees in the early stages of their careers prefer to work at the …

Where not to work

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New technology and flexible working mean that 21st century workers can find themselves setting up a temporary office almost anywhere.  But while some locations make for a perfect laptop stop, others can be testing encounters: The bus Unlike the generally smooth-running inter-city train, London buses lurch from side to side, fly over speed bumps and take corners on two wheels …

Park Life

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Local authorities have a new money-making idea to make up for the funding shortfall from central government – to charge people such as personal trainers for using the parks as their workplace. Potentially even professional dog-walkers and nannies could have to pay. Hammersmith and Fulham parks department announced the move recently. Parks suffer from “recurring activities that took place on a commercial …