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A collection of thoughts and questions turned into blog posts

Planon regularly publishes blog posts on topics ranging from workplace management and compliance to the Internet of Things and Building Information Modelling. These quick reads are often educational, occasionally humorous, and always worth your time.

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Blogs | 09/06/2018
Services Director Karen Winter: “One trend I find heating up in Singapore is face recognition and all the possibilities it gives you for getting information or interacting with technology”

In this interview series about the future of technology and technology in Facility Management, we interviewed Karen Winter, Services Director for Asia. She was an early IT-adopter, would be lost without smartphones and her favourite tech city is Singapore. 

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Blogs | 04/19/2018
What do facility managers really want from the Internet of Things?

During our webinar on the Internet of Things and Smart Buildings, we asked how facility managers view this topic. We also discussed practical use-cases to help organisations get started. Learn more about these in this blog post. 

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Blogs | 03/01/2018
How Real Time Personalization enables facility managers to cope with diversity in the work environment

Thanks to Real Time Personalization facility managers can better respond to both the increasing diversity in the work environment and individual needs. 

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Blogs | 07/20/2017
Everything becomes software

While hardware played the upper hand during the nineties, the potential of software was hardly recognized. That’s all different these days. 

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Blogs | 06/01/2017
How universities can contribute to reducing carbon emissions

Many universities want to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. How do they acquire the necessary insights to implement improvement measures? 

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Blogs | 04/20/2017
Bring Your Own Device is so 2016 - get ready for Bring Your Own Bot

Where organizations originally had to deal with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), it won’t be too long before they need to be ready for BYOB (Bring Your Own Bot). 

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Blogs | 02/23/2017
Responsiveness to change: Mobile for Facility Management

Facility managers find new capabilities with emerging technologies such as web-based software frameworks and a new generation of field-service applications. 

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Blogs | 02/09/2017
Are you ready for the Internet of Money?

Major technological advances, such as programmable, digital currencies; smart, self-executing and self-enforcing contracts; and ownerless block chain ledgers are all changing the way we look at money, and in turn, changing the way we conduct business. All industries will be affected by this new layer of the internet, often called the Internet of Money or the Internet of Value, but none has more potential to be transformed than real estate. 

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Blogs | 02/02/2017
Who should own the Building Internet of Things?

As more IoT-related responsibilities arise and mature, so does the need for a new role that blends IT and Facility Management to manage them. 

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

The Internet of Things (IoT) and data collection innovations help us break down barriers in the way of gaining insight in previously undiscovered areas. 

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

The promise and benefits of IoT for facility management draws a parallel to the benefits of self-reporting cars that can indicate when they service. 

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Blogs | 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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