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Using Apprenticeships to Develop Your IT Workforce: A Conversation with Andy Ruth

By The Open Group It’s no secret that the IT workforce is suffering from a skills gap. Not only are there not enough workers available to fill tech positions at many companies, but even the workers available may not possess … Continue reading...
by The Open Group Blog on Aug 9, 2016

The Open Group Austin 2016 Event Highlights

By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Marketing Communications, The Open Group During the week of July 18th, The Open Group hosted over 200  attendees from 12 countries at the Four Seasons hotel on the beautiful banks of Lady Bird Lake … Contin...
by The Open Group Blog on Jul 28, 2016

Reflective Blogging

According to George Couros, a well-known Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant and school principal from Alberta, reflection is part of your work as a teacher. His blog post entitled, "Another Reason to Blog; Proactive Through...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 7, 2016

I'm a Google Certified Educator: Level 2!

Last fall, the Toronto Catholic District School Board jumped on board the GAFE train and launched their Google domain for elementary schools. In anticipation of this exciting change, I decided to do some online training and obtain a Google Educator c...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jul 4, 2016

Smart City 2.0: Urban Technology Impact On Education

In the early days of the consumer Internet and Enterprise IT markets, education played a critical role in helping activate these industries. How might students learn from smart city development? Read Smart City 2.0: Urban Technology Impact On Educati...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 30, 2016

FM Alert: OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Fireworks Dangers

As July 4th plans kick into high gear, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers. Last year, two workers were killed and four injured in an explosion at an Alabama fireworks manufacturing facility.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 29, 2016

Friday Funny: Is There A Dog At Your Desk?

If not, you might want to get one. A recent survey shows that being able to bring your dog to work makes your company cool. Even cooler than ping pong tables. Read Friday Funny: Is There A Dog At Your Desk? on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligen...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 24, 2016

BOMA 360 Peformance Program New Designees

This program evaluates commercial properties in six areas, including operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; and training and education. Read BOMA 360 Peformance Program New Designees on Facility Executive - Creating Intellig...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 24, 2016

Five Safety Tips For Your Facility’s Construction Project

In honor of National Safety Month, Hickory Construction has compiled five safety tips that result in protection and productivity. Read Five Safety Tips For Your Facility’s Construction Project on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 22, 2016

Advanced Budgeting App for BuildingOS Platform By Lucid

The new app makes reactive, time-consuming and error prone utility cost and consumption budget creation, forecasting, and reporting fast, transparent, and accurate. Read Advanced Budgeting App for BuildingOS Platform By Lucid on Facility Executive -...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 22, 2016

One Third Of American Workers Say Employers Pick Productivity Over Safety

Safety issues take a backseat to productivity and those in high-risk jobs are afraid to report safety issues, finds a recent National Safety Council survey. Read One Third Of American Workers Say Employers Pick Productivity Over Safety on Facility Ex...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 21, 2016

Virtual Reality and 360ᵒ Experience From National Office Furniture

The 360ᵒ Virtual Reality video tour and panoramic 3D model provides users with an interactive showroom adventure. Read Virtual Reality and 360ᵒ Experience From National Office Furniture on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 21, 2016

FM Alert: Learn How To Protect Building Control Systems

Three National Institute of Building Sciences quarterly cybersecurity workshops are scheduled for July. Read FM Alert: Learn How To Protect Building Control Systems on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 21, 2016

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider. Read Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?” on Facility Exe...
by FacilityBlog on Jun 20, 2016

FrEd Matters - A Symposium on All Things FSL. Because French Education Matters.

FrEd Matters understands that French teachers face an ever-changing landscape of challenges in the world of education. By building a creative, informed community of teachers, we can work together to meet the intellectual, social, digital, behavioural...
by Toronto Teacher Mom on Jun 8, 2016

Rise to a Morning Routine

I am an early bird, no questions about that. I can naturally wake up, get out of bed, and get started with my day by centering myself and tackling a few chores well before I have to head out for a standard work day. I find that by following my own mo...
by 260 Days No Repeats on May 23, 2016

TOGAF® User Group Meeting – The Open Group London 2016

By The Open Group On April 27, the second TOGAF® User Group Meeting was held at The Open Group London 2016. The session brought together TOGAF users and stakeholders to share information, best practices and learning, for the development of … C...
by The Open Group Blog on May 11, 2016

Technology, Aging Facilities Impacting Education Facility Budgets

SchoolDude's inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Study surveyed more than 400 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance, and operations professionals. Read Technology, Aging Facilities Impacting Education Facility Budgets on...
by FacilityBlog on Apr 27, 2016

NFPA Life Safety Certification For Health Care Facility Managers

The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities. Read NFPA Life Safety Certification For Health Care Facility Managers on Facility Executive - Creating Int...
by FacilityBlog on Apr 26, 2016

Friday Funny: The Verdict’s In On Pets At Work

Banfield Pet Hospital recently released its first ever Pet-Friendly Workplace PAWrometer survey, revealing the impact pet-friendly workplaces have on employees and human resources decision makers. Read Friday Funny: The Verdict’s In On Pets At Work...
by FacilityBlog on Apr 15, 2016


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