Joining the IBM TRIRIGA UK user group community (Nov 2016)

Meeting: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM (London)

Are you a TRIRIGA user or partner in the UK? Not a member of the IBM TRIRIGA UK User Group community yet? It’s easy to join this great community here. Why should I join this community, you may wonder? Well, the purpose of this group is to share information and experiences, to leverage our position with IBM, and to facilitate communication with IBM. Here are some of the benefits to joining the IBM TRIRIGA UK User Group:

  • Access to the latest product information from IBM
  • Face-to-face user group meetings
  • Networking with like-minded professionals

There is a user group meeting coming up on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the IBM Southbank offices. The agenda includes a case study by Marks & Spencer, the TRIRIGA roadmap, and other sessions you don’t want to miss! The link to register and view the full agenda is here. We hope you will join this great community and hope to see you at the meeting in Southbank on the 29th!

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.20.15 post about the December 2015 meeting.]

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NFMT conference and exhibition returns to Las Vegas in 2016

From: Best FM Education Returns To Las Vegas, FacilitiesNet

Join us at NFMT Vegas 2016 for the facility management industry’s premier West Coast event

Conference: November 1-2, 2016, Mirage Events Center, Las Vegas

After meeting last year on the East Coast, Building Operating Management’s National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Exhibition returns to Las Vegas. The facility management industry’s premiere West Coast educational event is back at the Mirage Events Center with more than 70 educational sessions, bonus in-depth workshops, and more than 60,000 square feet of new products and solutions on display.

Learn, interact, and gain essential insight from others’ experiences. NFMT Vegas delivers 70 educational sessions over two days, covering seven tracks designed with building owners, facility managers, and maintenance department problem-solvers in mind. Session tracks include Safety, Energy, Technology, Maintenance, Building Automation, Sustainability, and — new to Las Vegas — the Building Internet of Things (IoT)…

The new Building IoT track covers all aspects of how the Internet, wireless control, cloud computing, and other technologies are affecting how FMs do their jobs. Corporate information technology vendor Cisco presents on the digitization of building systems, while other presenters delve into the increasingly important topics of Big Data analytics, building information modeling (BIM), and the ways IoT is changing lighting choices…

The NFMT Las Vegas exhibit hall also has main-stage presentations to complement the many exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on displays of products and solutions… While the conference sessions and exhibition are free to attend (Nov. 1-2), the four-hour workshops on Monday, Oct. 31, require an additional fee… For free registration or for more information on sessions and workshops, go to


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Are you interested in presenting at TRIMAX 2016 in October?

We are currently seeking customers who are willing to share their TRIRIGA or Maximo experience. If your organization has a use case that you would like to present to the TRIMax community, please consider submitting a nomination for a session presenter role. Here are the nomination requirements:

  • Presentation Title: Draft is fine
  • Abstract: 200 words maximum
  • Biography: 100 words maximum

The deadline to submit your TRIMax abstracts has been extended to Friday, June 10. Nominations should be sent to Tina Scott ( no later than Friday, June 10 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at TRIMax 2016!

TRIMax User Group is the only combined TRIRIGA and Maximo User Group. This conference provides a forum where participants can share knowledge and learn from other TRIRIGA and Maximo clients, business partners, and IBMers. Attendees can expect to hear client use cases along with product updates and roadmap sessions. Additionally, many of IBM’s valued partners will be available to discuss how to maximize your investment in these solutions.

Last year, we had nearly 350 attendees, over 46 presentations of product and technical information, customer panels and use cases, and business partner presentations. This year, we’re expecting 500+ attendees, with even more presentations, to be run in several tracks, plus certification and training options. Make sure you block your calendar and look for more information soon. Please visit the TRIMax User Group website for additional details. Contact Liz Ruana ( or Tina Scott ( with any questions.


[Admin: This post is related to the 03.14.16 post about TRIMAX 2016 on October 26-28 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.]

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Use of meeting rooms is rising according to Futuresource

Despite a forecast growth in the number of employees working from home and the rising usage of remote conferencing platforms that allow meetings to take place outside of dedicated spaces, over 20% of companies expect to add additional meeting rooms in the coming years, according to a new study from Futuresource Consulting…

Futuresource interviewed both corporate AV purchasers and meeting room users in France, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S. about their spending on, and use of, meeting spaces. The report highlights that nearly 50% of employees note their average weekly use of meeting rooms has increased in the last two years, while the total addressable meeting room market (TAM) exceeds 5 million rooms in both the Western European and North American markets…

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[Admin: As a thought-provoking counterpoint, the Harvard Business Review explored the risks of burnout and turnover from over-collaboration.]

Collaborative Overload

In the latest issue of The Harvard Business Review [Jan-Feb 2016], a team of researchers argue that a steady increase in collaborative work is undermining organizations’ performance. Across industries, they say, the most knowledgeable and helpful employees are barraged by requests from coworkers throughout the company until eventually they burn out and quit…

One of the most compelling data points is a graph featured in The Harvard Business Review article, based on data the authors collected from leaders across 20 organizations. According to their findings, the more colleagues who considered the person an effective source of information and the more colleagues who wanted greater access to that person, the less engaged that person was at work…

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CFI: IBM InterConnect 2016 recap

IBM InterConnect 2016 has come and gone, and CFI is proud to have been a Silver Plus sponsor… Here’s a sampling of some of our most prestigious clients contributing exciting breakout sessions to the conference agenda. Download these presentations now!


  • Creating Solutions: Hydrite Standardizes Process to Improve Compliance
  • As avid Maximo users, Hydrite Chemical Company launched a multi-year initiative to standardize disparate Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs processes across their plants, improving safety and effectiveness. Once complete Hydrite will be able to evaluate process performance between sites and establish safety and improvement KPIs upon which all sites can improve moving forward.


  • Poised for Expansion: Petco Leverages TRIRIGA for Retail Leases
  • Petco partnered with CFI to implement and host the IBM TRIRIGA Real Estate Lease module to support its existing and quickly expanding portfolio of retail locations. Petco combined IBM TRIRIGA with CFI’s unique configuration capabilities to implement a retail site submittal form which captures the key data critical for analyzing site selections, a forecasting and budgeting report which projects future rent and lease costs, and an audit report which identifies lease amount variances.

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.19.16 post about CFI clients taking the stage, and the 02.19.16 post about reasons to visit the CFI booth at InterConnect 2016.]

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Sharing support and help on TRIRIGA around the world

Charlie McGarvey: We are part of the “cool kids club” now. IBM listed this group [“TRIRIGA Around the World”] as a place for support on social media during the conference [IBM InterConnect 2016]. Hopefully we’ll get more members!

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Tracy Jefferson: IBM mentioned “TRIRIGA Around the World” on Facebook as a go-to social media site for #TRIRIGA help. Great job members!

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.13.15 post about sharing “TRIRIGA Around the World”.]

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