Author Archives: Robert Eastman

Simplification for Sustainability: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A term heard more and more in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system world is “Power over Ethernet,” or PoE. PoE is a network technology that uses a single network cable from a PoE network switch to deliver both power and network […]

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Flexible Technology to Spike Workplace Sustainability

by Bob Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Workplace environments in many industries are moving toward more open formats and densely populated spaces as well as more mobile and remote workflows for staff. Rising costs (for rent and energy) are, of course, a motivating factor for these trends. Other motivations include […]

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Master planning health care wireless networks

Check out a new article by Senior Technology Consultant Bob Eastman and President/CEO Tom Leonidas published this month in Health Facilities Management magazine! The article, “”Master planning health care wireless networks,” covers planning and design considerations for wireless networks in the healthcare environment. Read the article below and on Health Facilities Management’s website here.

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Commissioning to Optimize Business Workflow, Part 2: Performance Testing

by Bob Eastman and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Commissioning’s heavy lifting comes during the construction/installation phase, in validating that a system is performing and functioning as per the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). For Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems, the basic element […]

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Commissioning for End-User Productivity – Part 1: Programming and Design Review

by Bob Eastman and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Clients across many market sectors now recognize the value and benefit of the commissioning process. The value is an impartial review of the programming, design, and documentation of installed building systems. The benefit is […]

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What Do Technology Consultants Do on Their Days Off?

By Robert Eastman It is not easy being a professional technology consultant.   The world is perpetually changing and is becoming more digital every day.  The amount of technical resources available to keep a technology consultant informed each and every day (Sundays included) could fill up the Library of Congress in two days. 

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solutions

By Robert Eastman This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Put aside the capital expense of building your data center. Put aside the operational expense of energy consumption, system maintenance and refreshment, property maintenance and staffing. The cost of system or process outages or system downtime can be staggering, from both a monetary […]

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The Art of Technology Systems Programming

By Bob Eastman In my previous blog on technology systems Requirements Programming, I mentioned that on any project there is always a long list of technology systems to consider, which can include upwards of 100-150 individual technology systems (the higher end applies primarily to healthcare projects). To manage this information, we use a Technology Systems […]

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Requirements Programming

By Robert Eastman WHAT IS THE REAL VALUE OF A COMPREHENSIVE & METHODICAL REQUIREMENTS PROGRAMMING? IT IS PRICELESS. We all know the cliché that “You Get What You Pay For”. My questions to you are: do you know exactly what you getting? And are you getting what exactly what you need? Requirements Programming is the […]

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