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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 | 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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Blogs | 07/16/2015
Your building is smarter than you think

A building is smarter than you think; all you need to do is make its information available and useable to the end-users inside. 

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Blogs | 06/11/2015
A manager making decisions based on yesterday’s information is a dinosaur

Offices are using sensors to measure occupancy, which can be used to equip employees with important real-time info, like available meeting rooms or space. 

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