FieldAware, a field service software company, conducted a survey of more than 200 field service companies to gain insight into the operational challenges those service companies face and their key areas of focus for improving business processes. READ MORE
On a similar plane, the evolution of digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, from the work environment to the home, from professional to personal. These days, nothing seems untouched by this trend. Looking at one industry in particular, home security has undergone its own technologically driven transformation. READ MORE
The Great Recession and real estate market collapse will always be linked. Just as the real estate crash of a few years ago has been primarily blamed for the economic downturn that followed, the housing market now is being closely monitored for signs of a recovery that could lead to wider economic growth. READ MORE
If the healthcare industry were its own patient, a checkup would be long overdue. According to a recent report, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are some of the biggest energy users, and the best medicine is a retrofit. READ MORE
There is no shortage of hype and futuristic rhetoric when it comes to the innovation that is taking place these days in the field of energy technology. Occasionally, the future touches down in one place or another.
Three years after its groundbreaking, a pioneering new community on the campus of the University of California, Davis, has almost reached its goal of zero-net energy (ZNE). READ MORE
The benefits of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as a brighter, more efficient alternative to fluorescent lamps have become common knowledge. It may only be a matter of time before LEDs become the lighting source of choice for consumers.
What is not so widely known is another beneficial use of LEDs—as a wireless network router. READ MORE
It is logical to think of an electric vehicle (EV) as a device that consumes power. After all, it is a car that runs on electricity.
What is slightly less intuitive but equally brilliant is to also think of it as a source of power and, taking that concept a step further, to use it as an ancillary device that supports the grid. READ MORE