Enter the National Cyber Alert System One of the newest “systems” on the government block is the early warning system that alerts those in the know to potential Internet risks. It is not only timely, but also much needed.
Power quality problems lurk Stories about an increase in productivity in the commercial and industrial worlds attributed heavily to the growth in information technology (IT) equipment. In fact, this number has been put at $46 billion for the 2003 fiscal year.
New opportunities for ECs continue to emerge in the government market Opportunities abound in the government sector for the knowledgeable and persistent contractor. Most contractors avoid bidding on government projects because they are often complicated and laden with paperwork and procedures.
Electrical contractors have had their appetites whet. They see promise in a host of voice/data/video and integrated systems and are approaching the market with a newfound sense of excitement regarding turnkey solution contracting.
Teams and personal service win out One of the most intriguing aspects of the 9/11 events, from a management perspective, may have to be the renewed interest in partnerships and the trust factor associated with them.
Choices include surveillance, access control and location Safety and security systems for any healthcare facility are complex. There are so many “systems” available that it is quite daunting to decide which ones are worth the investment.
Protecting healthcare facilities is unique for many reasons, including the fact that not all occupants are ambulatory. Therefore, staff training and a defend-in-place strategy—rather than evacuation—are vital parts of the fire protection plan.
Contractors need to develop highly specialized knowledge Healthcare facilities present the potential for financial gain for properly qualified electrical contractors. These projects also present a downside of risk of increased liability due to the nature of the projects and potential damages.