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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 | 09/28/2017
If you want something done well, outsource it

From a functional perspective, the service provider industry has very specific and extensive requirements for software to manage core business operations. 

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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 | 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 | 02/02/2017
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 | 07/28/2016
What if robots break something during maintenance?

Explore five issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence and safety concerns when weighing the opportunities and risks of using robots for maintenance work. 

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Blogs | 05/26/2016
Five awe-inspiring cleaning robots

L'innovation robotique ouvre des portes dans le domaine du facility management, en particulier concernant le nettoyage 

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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 | 09/24/2015
Is a field engineer ever actually offline?

Today, a field engineer on the job without a mobile device or internet connection is a bit like someone going on a road trip without a navigation system. 

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Blogs | 04/09/2015
IT, the new game changer in service providers industry

Innovative and forward-thinking service providers utilize IWMS to stand out from competition by connecting their customers in the chain. 

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Blogs | 03/26/2015
Five tips for speeding up work order handling

Learn how using an IWMS can help speed up work order handling. 

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