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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 | 01/11/2018
From a “Smart” Building to a Learning Building; establish your use and business case!

The Internet of Things and Smart Buildings provide us with an enormous potential of use cases. However, what is their real value? 

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Blogs | 10/05/2017
The Internet of Things as a remedy for the afternoon slump

The Internet of Things offers the opportunity for facility managers to increase labor productivity combined with a healthier office climate in an easy way. 

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Blogs | 09/14/2017
3 recommendations for Facility Management Service Providers

How can facility management service providers combine doing things right and doing the right things? We based 3 recommendations on a RICS and IFMA report. 

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Blogs | 05/12/2016
Buildings at the service of the people

Smart buildings offer great value and cost benefits for the users and managers of office buildings through new technologies and data integration. 

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Blogs | 03/31/2016
Are you smarter than a smart meter?

The term "smart" implies more than just a connection and ability to collect and report data—it describes the capability of interpreting and adapting to data. 

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Blogs | 03/10/2016
The student as an engaged stakeholder in facilities management

At a university, the importance of campus facilities is two-fold: it must attract new students to attend, and must also make students want to stay. 

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Blogs | 03/03/2016
What the iPhone can teach us about real estate benchmarking

Without reliable data there cannot be a reliable benchmark. Learn what the release of Apple's newest iPhone can teach us about real estate benchmarking. 

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Blogs | 02/25/2016
How the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin still resonates within Facilities Management today

Facility management can take advantage of IoT and connected devices - even rat traps are getting tech upgrades that allow them to self-report. 

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Blogs | 02/18/2016
What the word smart actually means (and why a smart meter isn’t smart)

Smart cities, smart materials, smart assets, smart meters, smart homes, smart logistics - what does "smart" really mean in this context? 

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Blogs | 02/04/2016
Smart traveling / Smart working

Sensor technology and Big Data analytics are paving the way for new ways of working, even "smart traveling." 

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Blogs | 12/31/2015
How innovation saved my Christmas dinner

Just like red and green lights in a parking garage, sensor tech helps employees find free workspace when applied to a workplace with flex space options. 

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Blogs | 12/10/2015
Why apps want to know everything about you

Apps are now seen as an extension of business software. For developers of professional apps, quality and security are priorities. But, what about privacy? 

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