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How Can We Prioritize Maintenance Over New Projects?


How Can We Prioritize Maintenance Over New Projects?

522153.jpgOn my drive to work every morning, I traverse San Francisco on my way out the ServiceMax HQ in Pleasanton, CA. Something I often notice in the city is the stark contrast between the incredible amount of new projects and construction with the un-maintained roads and infrastructure. Right before I get on the shiny brand new Bay Bridge, my poor car takes a beating in potholes, rough roads and other urban obstacles.

And this isn't just a problem in San Francisco. All over the country, infrastructure maintenance is being de-prioritized while new projects are increasing. As people in the service and maintenance industry, this can be frustrating. I think a lot of people agree that it's time for a change.

A change could not only be good for us as Americans, but could also be a boon for the service industry. After all, who is going to perform the maintenance? Ok, if you're a medical device company, perhaps you don't have much to gain here, but certainly some of the more industrial companies and service organizations will benefit.

So, what do you think needs to change? How do we get our politicians and representatives to start to prioritize maintenance and make my long commute to work more bearable!?!