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  • Efficiency in fleet managementPoor management of an organisation's fleet can result in high fuel and vehicle maintenance costs as well as increased insurance premiums. Giles Margerison considers how modern GPS tracking technology can help tackle the problem. 15 April 2014
  • Reducing noise levels indoorsKenneth Freeman, head of innovation for Ambius, discusses how plants can be used to prevent unwanted noise in buildings. 24 March 2014
  • Managing vacant propertyLouis Fordham of SitexOrbis and Simon Alderson of VPS outline the financial implications FMs should consider when managing a vacant property. 27 February 2014
  • Creating an energy-aware cultureGreg Markham, technical director at facilities management provider Emcor, believes the key to an organisation achieving its energy-saving goals is to invest in developing a proactive energy culture. 27 February 2014
  • The commingled conundrumThe methods used to recycle have many ramifications for preventing waste of useful materials, cutting consumption of new raw materials, energy use and pollution from landfilling. Alex Mirkovic reports. 12 February 2014
  • The paperless office dreamHard copies can't be eradicated, but businesses could be embracing digital and paper in a 'paper light' environment. 30 January 2014
  • Informed choices on renewablesChoosing a renewable solution can be hard for FMs who feel they lack the technical acumen. Cathryn Hickey, executive director at the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, explains the basics. 29 November 2013
  • Door managementSafety and security are obvious concerns for facilities managers, with doors critical to both. Justin Freeman breaks down the basic steps that need to be taken to ensure good 'door management'. 11 November 2013
  • Car park controlCar parking facilities can make a customer's experience all plain sailing or fraught with frustration. Essy Eslamian discusses ways in which businesses can monitor and control their car park. 11 November 2013
  • Cloud computing and securitySecurity should be priority number one when you are choosing a cloud provider. Jochem Binst, director corporate communications and public affairs at Vasco Data Security, explains why. 25 October 2013
  • Carpet maintenance planningA planned management programme can prolong the lifespan of a carpet. Tom Campton explains how to protect the customer's investment in this valuable asset. 01 October 2013
  • Ergonomic seatingInvesting in good ergonomic seating will save you more in the long run. Pakize Nasuh, Humanscale managing director, UK and Ireland, explains why. 19 September 2013
  • Back to basics with securityAs mobile technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so too does the means by which malicious parties can intercept valuable corporate data, explains Peter Clements. 04 September 2013
  • Managed document servicesManaged document services (MDS) are marketed as an attractive option for controlling print. Jeremy Spencer explains why MDS is becoming popular in the UK 16 July 2013
  • Procuring FM servicesEnsuring procurement works with the FM department sometimes involves educating the former in the everyday activities of the latter. 04 July 2013
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