Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

Freelance Writer

Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas is a freelance writer who lives in central Pennsylvania.

Articles by Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

December 2007
Fuel cells have been looming on the information technology horizon for ages and are considered a potential means of  energy efficiency. Data centers, power-hungry beasts that they are, keep increasing in popularity and presence. With the data center’s constant need for electricity, it was a perfect place for applying fuel cell technology. READ MORE
December 2007
While every facility can benefit from it, perimeter security often is an afterthought. Since Sept. 11, heightened awareness has focused attention on border protection, and some forms of perimeter detection and protection have evolved into technology-based -solutions. Turnstiles take on technology READ MORE
December 2007
Retail and theft go together like oil and vinegar: They are inherently paired, but they don’t mix well. READ MORE
December 2007
Louisville is known for a lot of things associated with southern hospitality—the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and bluegrass music. The town is also home to United Parcel Service Worldport, a facility the size of 80 football fields. UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and has one of the most extensive technological logistics infrastructures globally. READ MORE
October 2007
The Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) seems to make even seasoned electrical contractors shudder because it puts the power of scheduled maintenance in the hands of end-users. Contractors are concerned, especially those who love the maintenance contract’s steady stream of revenue. READ MORE
October 2007
Most people regard design/build as one of the great equalizers in the construction and contracting world. It helps prevent low-balling the contract, since most decisions are made on a comprehensive skills basis. But, as design/build has grown in popularity, so have ways around the process, and some end-users just are not comfortable giving one entity so much control. READ MORE
October 2007
Hershey, Pennsylvania, may initially have become known for chocolate, but it has evolved into one of the nation’s top tourist destinations; Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company seems to dominate the landscape with Hersheypark, Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, the Hershey Country Club, the Chocolate Spa, the Hershey Hotel and more. READ MORE
September 2007
Automated homes have crept to the top of the list of what homeowners want; the next step beyond basic home automation is the inclusion of wireless. These systems, such as Z-Wave, allow for low-powered, low-bandwidth devices to operate in harmony with one another to create a true wireless home automation solution. READ MORE
August 2007
With regard to storage, there seem to be a couple great debates that make their way into just about every discussion. The predominant one is the storage area network (SAN) versus network attached storage (NAS) dispute. Depending on whom you ask, you will hear various reasons why one trumps the other and why there is a distinct difference between the two. READ MORE