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Month: January 2016

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The Most Advanced CMMS and Preventive Maintenance Software Solutions

In my previous job as a maintenance manager for the city, I got to understand the advancements of facility management and maintenance management software. Here is a great post about the advancements.

Computerized Maintenance Management Software or CMMS is a type of preventive maintenance software solution that permits a business to build a database of maintenance records. The maintenance management solution contains information such as when the last maintenance was performed on a piece of equipment in the organization, how many spare parts are there lying in the warehouse and similar information. There are numerous benefits of implementing a CMMS solution for your organization depending on the type of solution you implement in your business. The initial advantage of the solution is the cost saving it provides. The two types of CMMS are categorized as the server based solution and the web based solution. Regardless of the option you choose, the final result is the increased efficiency and cost saving to your company. This article provides an overview of preventative computerized maintenance software solutions (CMMS).

The web-based option requires your organization to pay a third party service to maintain and troubleshoot the servers and hardware required. The reduced maintenance may result in the reduction of operational costs of your company in the long run. It helps minimize sudden emergency repairs and breakdowns in your organization. Another important benefit is the reduction in hiring skilled staff to keep up with the preventive maintenance work. The machinery and equipment in your organization may work with more up-time under such circumstances. This offers more time for the regular employees in your organization to perform preventive maintenance that you may have to pay outside contractors to perform.



CMMS software is extensively used in numerous organizations and industries today; from hotels to schools. Once you implement a preventive maintenance solution in your organization, the savings will keep on piling up with time. Once the organization can take care of preventive maintenance, it frees up the time of the staff to concentrate on other important tasks of the company. Any company that doesn’t implement CMMS solutions is wasting their time as well as money in the long run.

CMMS or preventive maintenance software works by alerting the maintenance department of any abnormalities of the machinery and equipment in the company. It performs this tasks by picking up increased levels of vibration, high core temperatures, odd sounds, and much more indications. The software monitors these signs and symptoms and alerts the maintenance crew. Such information is invaluable to the organization since machinery irregularities can be remedied before a bigger breakdown occurs in the future. This will eliminate the need to replace the equipment within a short period.

A good CMMS program is a great financial saver. It saves the maintenance costs of an organization by a dramatic percentage. With the automation of most maintenance processes, labor costs are saved too. Machinery works efficiently and increases the productivity in the company. These are some of the important advantages of using CMMS or preventive maintenance software solutions in your organization.

The aforementioned article provides a comprehensive overview of the major benefits of using CMMS solutions a.k.a. Preventive maintenance software solutions in your organization.

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Technology in 2016

Thanks for visiting Downtown Tech Center, a online gathering place for technology information, news and tips. We are a bunch of tech nerds who love sharing what we think is cool (which is usually not Justin Bieber, but rather hover-boards and light-sabers). With 2016 just starting out, I though that I would share with you a few things that I am really excited for in regards to tech in the upcoming year.


Without further ado.


  • Fire light-sabers – Yes. It has been done. Some genius created his own real fire burning, light-saber and I couldn’t be more excited! As dangerous as this is, the fact that I know that it is possible to create my own, makes me rather giddy.

  • Self-driving cars – Although I doubt that we will see them being sold on the market in 2016, I am rather excited to see the advances that the auto-industry will make in the upcoming year. I am really waiting for flying cars in my lifetime, but I dream big.


  • Hover boards and Balance Boards – Yes, they have arrived! Self balancing hoverboards. In the past year, we have seen a lot of one wheel and two wheel balance boards take off and I think that they are absolutely awesome! I personally have a two wheel one, but would love to get my hands on a one wheel balance board.


  • Personal 3D Printers – With 3D printing becoming a bigger thing each year, I am super excited to get my hands on my own personal 3D printer. I still have no idea what I would print with it, but I am sure that I could figure it out. Perhaps, a light-saber….?



What tech are you looking forward to in 2016?!