Cost Saving Ideas

Costly Collaboration Practices Provide a $34,200/hr Savings Opportunity for Municipalities

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Costly Collaboration Practices Provide a $34,200/hr Savings Opportunity Some of the well-intended collaboration practices within the Canadian Municipal Industry come with a hidden cost, providing a cost savings opportunity of $34,200/hr! Before I explain the logic behind the number, I must say that one of the most impressive attributes of the public sector is the […]

Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy and Municipalities

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Sharing, One of the Oldest and Most Universal Instincts “It can create new and exciting economic opportunities, facilitate knowledge sharing and enhance networks with other cities, political institutions and civil society.” Sounds great right; so what is ‘It’? Is it possible that the change we are looking for in our communities, municipalities or even the […]

Intellectual Property

Who Owns Your Design?

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Who Owns the Design of Your Industrial Facility or Municipal Installation? It is hard to believe, but after paying thousands (or often millions) to their engineering service providers, most paying customers know that they own the actual final facility but don’t truly understand if they own the final ‘design’. Don’t be embarrassed, this is one […]