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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 | 12/21/2017
The United States got rid of the ‘cubicle concept’ and embraced diversity in the working environment

Danielle Rosenwein, HR Advisor at Planon North America shares her views on ‘The changing work environment’ in the final part of this series of four. 

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Blogs | 12/14/2017
Germans prefer fixed working times in a fixed working environment

Malco Blümel, Project Manager at Planon Central Europe shares his views on the changing work environment in the third part of this series of four. 

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Blogs | 03/02/2017
Will you be ready for the new lease accounting standards?

There will be many changes in lease accounting beginning in 2019. What is lease accounting? And what exactly is going to change? 

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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 | 02/16/2017
BIM: Big Information Mess?

Because of its complexity, BIM technology has yet to be widely adopted, but industries such as facility management are starting to see its great potential. 

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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 | 01/26/2017
Don’t invest blindly in building expansion

Universities often struggle with the topic of space as it relates to the increasing number of students. So, how can they optimize the occupancy of the available space and facilities? 

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

There are many strengths and weaknesses to consider when determining if an integrated solution or several point solutions are the right fit. 

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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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