Why Security Comes First in Healthcare Design

Josh Kelly, RCDD; Maria Gonzalez, CPP; Nick Tournis, PMP; Rooz Afzal, CTS, RCDD and Scott Anderson contributed to this article. During the initial planning stages for new healthcare projects, clients often come to us with design aspirations for beautiful, state-of-the-art hospitals with lobbies and patient rooms that closely resemble the appearance of four-star hotels. These design … Read more

Is On-prem Dead? Why the Cloud is Heading to the Stratosphere

As part of our blog, we have created a space for our team to voice their thoughts, insights on their technical expertise, and trends in the industry. Team members are encouraged to provide their points of view and let their voices be heard through content submissions. This article was written by Nick Orlowski, Associate Principal, located … Read more

Closing the Skill Gap in Mission Critical Education

Shaun Barnes, CNIDP, CDCDP, CTPM and Sherif Sabry, CDCDP contributed to this article. We recently published a blog post addressing the competition for talent within the ever-expanding Mission Critical industry. When writing the post, it became apparent that the lack of direct Mission Critical knowledge and training is what is fueling the competition for talent between clients … Read more

Celebrating Pride at TEECOM

Our TEEm members live by our core values of respect, selflessness, and vulnerability each and every day, both at work and in their personal lives. It’s only natural that those values show up when supporting our LGBTQ+ peers, clients, and colleagues. This month members of our TEEm have taken time to reflect on what Pride means … Read more

Designing a Workplace for Humans: Spontaneous Interactions and Remote Work

Our research initiative with UC Irvine aims to imagine and prototype new ways of interacting with each other in the virtual workplace. As companies consider how to navigate the next phase of the pandemic, it’s clear that remote work is here to stay. Whether adopting a remote-first model or experimenting with a hybrid workplace, the social … Read more

Addressing the Talent Tug of War Within the Mission Critical Market

Those who work in the Mission Critical industry are already aware of its tremendous year-over-year growth. The demand for cloud services is reaching an all-time high and it is estimated that global spending on data center systems will grow to $226 billion in 2022! Though this rapid growth shines light on an exciting future to come, … Read more

Hyperscale Data Centers

Why Technology Consultants Are Needed in Hyperscale Data Centers

Shaun Barnes CNIDP, CDCDP, CTPM and Tim Kuhlman PE, RCDD, CDT contributed to this article. Technology systems are the backbone of an entire hyperscale data center. They are not just the core network, but the telecom systems that support the building’s mechanical and electrical systems, the security systems that protect the facility, and the distributed antenna … Read more

Security vulnerabilities

Are These Security Vulnerabilities Putting Your Company at Risk?

Companies face many security vulnerabilities from external and internal threats with potentially severe consequences and financial costs, to loss of life, to disclosure of intellectual property. A data breach is one of the vulnerabilities we hear about most often. According to a 2020 study from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data … Read more

A Successful Project Starts With A Constructible Budget

National and global companies that expand their real estate footprint frequently and follow well-established standards are familiar with the true costs of implementing technology systems. They are willing to spend this money without a second thought. Companies building projects less frequently or for the first time often will not develop a detailed technology budget, presuming that … Read more

When Are Consultants More Beneficial Than Full-Time Staff?

While some Owners choose to hire consultants, others prefer to rely on in-house teams to perform much of the technology design and project management for their building programs. Owners might have previously had negative experiences with consultants and may believe they can ensure quality and cost-effectiveness by hiring their own staff. All of this is understandable, … Read more