Smartphones and tablets will probably be an increased target for cyber criminals in 2014, with more than a quarter of respondents to a global antivirus survey saying they have no protection on these devices.
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The awarding of a A$1.22 billion contract to Transfield Services to run the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres is yet another example of a government handing over responsibility to other parties for what have long been core activities of the state, writes JANINE O’FLYNN, Professor of Public Management at University of Melbourne.
Total Facilities Expo has ended its first Melbourne run with the news that Diversified Communications has acquired Australia’s largest dedicated industry gathering of facility planners, specifiers, designers and managers from National Media.
MGS Architects has unveiled the newly designed New Generation Bendigo Library. The project involved redevelopment of the pre-existing 1984 building with an aim to form a new environment: the civic centre of Bendigo as a context, the heritage value of the site, the diagonal alignment of the park’s interface, and scaling the building appropriately to… Read more »
Why vocational training for the professional development of facility managers should not be sidelined is explained by WILLIAM COWIE of Inspire Education.
DR DOMINIK HOLZER of AEC Connect sheds light on how to build a bridge between building information modelling (BIM) and the owner/operator realm, and how facilities managers can start engaging with BIM.
How facilities managers can empower their teams to proactively capture and share improvement suggestions as a natural part of their day-to-day work is shared by BRUCE NIXON of Holocentric.
Facility management service provider OCS has taken a stake in FM consultancy Agents4RM with the aim of establishing a global professional services business in which Agents4RM will gain access to new markets and service OCS clients directly.
For a more light-hearted Friday story, in bad (very-long-term) news for pest management, the global influence of rats is likely to grow in the future as larger mammals continue to become extinct, says an academic from the University of Leicester in the UK.
New LED light fixtures at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport are not only providing bright, clean lighting – they are also part of a state-of-the-art monitoring system. The NetSense system from Sensity integrates LED lighting, sensors, high-speed networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics into a single MultiService Platform (MSP).
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Chris Duffield and Danny Bishop are looking to raise $5 million in capital to scale up their production of a wireless lighting control system based on a sensor device, smaller than the size of a matchbox, integrated into light fittings.
Built for rugged Australian conditions, the top-of-the-range UH8080NB UHF scanner and radio is the first device of its kind in Australia to offer an Instant Replay messaging feature so users can record and replay up to one minute of recently received messages.
RODNEY TIMM of Property Beyond questions whether outsourcing of facilities and leasing services for a small portfolio of leases has any real impact.
Why green procurement is becoming increasingly important and how to overcome the obstacles to green procurement are shared by DAVID BAGGS, CEO and program director of Global GreenTag.
Melbourne’s Brightgreen has expanded its Curve range of round-beam interior lighting to include two surface-mounted downlights built for spaces that have ceilings made from concrete, marble and other hard-to-cut materials.