Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

We’ve heard a lot of buzz about how Internet of Things (IoT) will be changing the future of business and technology. In 2017, Gartner is predicting that 8.4 billion “things” will be connected to the IoT worldwide; that’s up 31% from 2016 with a nearly $2 trillion impact. While many companies are eager to jump [more…]

Mobilizing Around Mobility

These days, when people search for more information they can immediately turn to their mobile phones to look up an address, connect with a colleague on LinkedIn or gather information before making a purchase. In fact, according to Google data, 96% of people turn to a smartphone to get things done. Mobile devices are creating [more…]

Is the key to productivity working less?

When project deadlines loom and workloads increase, many of us make the decision to increase working hours. Maybe it’s not more time you need, but a re-focus of your energy. If we look at a typical workday by the numbers, studies show that 28% of office hours are spent on email with another third in [more…]

Think You Know YouTube Users? Think Again

YouTube is probably most well-known for the user-generated content by individuals – everything from funny cat videos, to music videos and documentary films, to how-to instructables. Missed a favorite segment on late night TV, check it out YouTube. If you want to see a tarantula duel a scorpion, YouTube has more than 321,000 options. If [more…]

May the Fourth Be With You (and Inspire You)

May the Fourth be with you! In celebration of Star Wars Day, it’s a great opportunity to discuss how science fiction is teaching us about the reality of life – from a Star Wars-themed defibrillator lesson, to 3D printing inspired by Terminator 2, to one of our favorite talks about the art and business of [more…]

Millennials and Today’s Multi-Generational Marketplace

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the always-connected, tech-savvy Millennial generation (ages 18-24) will make up 75% of today’s multi-generational workforce by 2030. It’s estimated that one-in-three American workers are Millennials, giving them the largest share of the American workforce, having surpassed Generation X (ages 35-50) in 2015. The Millennial generation grew up [more…]

How Connected is Too Connected?

95% of Americans own a mobile phone of some kind. In today’s digitally connected world, smartphones add unprecedented levels of convenience to both our personal and professional lives. It’s easy to see why smartphones have quickly become so popular, but there may be some significant downsides to an employee-mindset of being always connected. Studies from [more…]

It’s A Brand New Year

New Year’s resolutions mean that you are probably setting goals for a healthier, happier, more productive version of yourself. This is also a time to invest in a more positive image for your company brand. Just like committing to your gym schedule, easier said than done! But first, just what is your brand anyway? Beyond [more…]

What Does IoT Mean to You?

During World Workplace 2016 in San Diego, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Board of Directors created a dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) task force to ascertain the best way for FM professionals to utilize the vast potential of billions of interconnected physical objects (things), each gathering data to understand and interact with the built and [more…]

It’s the Season for Sharing and Caring

LMI360 is pleased to renew our support for Season for Sharing LMI360 is proud to support Season for Sharing, the annual campaign of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, in partnership with the Gannett Foundation, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Arizona Community Foundation, raises awareness and dollars for non-profit 501(c)3 agencies that help [more…]