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Blog | 01/12/2017
Point Solution or Integrated Solution | Four different perspectives

Different challenges need different software solutions. Which perspective fits you best and suits your long term goals? 

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Blog | 12/22/2016
Point Solutions or Integrated Solution - Important differences

Many organizations are recognizing the growing need for a software solution for Facility and Real Estate Management. However, when it comes to choosing the right solution, there are so many options, which can make the process of selecting one challenging. So, what actually makes these software solutions different from each other? Moreover, what differentiators are relevant to your specific choice? 

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Blog | 12/08/2016
The Internet of Things breaks down the barrier between creative capacity and actual innovation

In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), many devices are equipped with sensors that generate a wealth of data, also known as big data. What does that mean for the way scientist conduct research? And what new insight and innovations does all this data deliver? 

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Blog | 11/17/2016
Facility Managers and Football: Great preparation is half the work

Being the head coach of a football team is about more than just directing and managing the players when it’s game time. The coach must always be aware of the players’ health and well-being. He must also know his opponents and produce a new... 

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Blog | 11/03/2016
Why having a choice in when and where to work matters

No one likes being stuck. The awful sinking feeling you get when your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Or the thought in your head that won’t translate into a... 

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Blog | 10/27/2016
How my own car shows IoT is fulfilling its promise

Deploying IoT using sensors ensures that the building is always in good condition. With fixed service intervals you are often far removed from the optimum. Scheduled maintenance can lead... 

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Blog | 10/07/2016
Give your reception process a glimmer of Disney magic

Anyone who has visited a Disney Park knows that it is all about the experience created.. It all starts off at the cash register with the music you hear, and continues as you recognize the costumes and the animated cartoon figures walking around like they... 

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Blog | 09/22/2016
Weaving Hospitality Management into the DNA of Facility Management

I like traveling: the departure, the adventure, the unknown far away. In recent years I’ve been able to visit many wonderful places in the world, both privately and for my job at Planon. In fact, as I write this... 

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Blog | 09/15/2016
Pokémon Go in practice: old ideas giving way to new

What began as a peaceful day on the beach, ended in relative chaos. There I was, playing with my children building the best sandcastle ever, when literally hundreds of people went charging past... 

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Blog | 09/08/2016
Summer productivity…despite the office temperature

When it is extremely hot outside, the conversation inside can range from discussing whether to wear shorts or bring a blanket to work, the speed of the fan, or introducing a tropical work schedule. One... 

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Blog | 09/01/2016
Carefree driving on the road to the Cloud

We used to buy a car knowing that would be the exact car we drove around in for years, but these days our cars can evolve with the latest software updates long after we’ve bought them. Take the… 

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Blog | 08/25/2016
ERP software vs. IWMS: best friends or worst enemies?

Organizations that want to reduce facility and real estate management costs and simultaneously increase productivity often opt for an ERP or IWMS solution. In my previous blog, I explained… 

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