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Day: February 6, 2019

  • February 6, 2019

    Newton Mail Is Back

    I’m excited to share that Newton Mail app is available again, starting February 5th, 2019. CloudMagic, the company behind Newton mail, was acquired by Essential in December and we have been hard at work bringing Newton back to our community. Our vision, core team, and commitment to provide you with a space age email experience remain unchanged. Starting today, Newton Mail is available to download and sign up on your iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows devices. It’s free to use on all your devices in all its goodness for 14 days. After that, it is $49.99 per year. Subscribe only if you’d like to continue after the free 14 day trial; no strings attached. Via Newton
  • Growing retail businesses, big box locations and shopping centers benefit significantly from regular ongoing retail facility maintenance, including preventative maintenance and inspections. A facility manager is usually doing this kind of maintenance, ensuring that the facilities used in businesses run smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Knowing the condition of the property, including the building envelope and roof, can save time and money when expensive repairs can be caught early. In the past this has involved many man hours to check the entire roof and upper portions (think those decorative towers on malls). Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are beginning to play an integral part in increasing efficiency in some industries, and that includes retail facility maintenance surveys. Facilities team are starting to create best practices and new ways to safely and legally use drones to do site surveys of malls, shopping centers and big box retail stores. Technology is Neat! If you’re new to the drone technology, here are some reasons why it’s important in retail facility maintenance. Increases Cost Efficiency Of Business Operations Using a drone for your retail facility maintenance surveys will help your business save money. Retail facilities are usually big, and they require a lot of manpower to ensure that each facility is inspected. Take, for example, roof maintenance. It’s an activity that’s not only time consuming, it also increases the chance of work-related accidents happening. If you have a drone, you can quickly survey the roof and check for repairs. You don’t just save time, you’ll also save money, as you can do roof maintenance more frequently. Some portions of the facade can also be hard to see/inspect without renting lifts, scaffolding, or getting out a ladder. The time you saved inspecting the roof could be done doing other tasks. While the mere use of...