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19Sep 2018

Co-authored by Raul Esparza, Senior Managing Director, Tri-State; IFM Regional Lead for GOS at Cushman & Wakefield, and Koen Matthijs, CEO MCS Solutions

ROI of smart workplaces

Technological and cultural forces are reshaping the nature of work in a story that is still unfolding.  CRE directors are expected to create cost-effective workspaces that attract, engage and motivate talented employees. Continue reading

13Aug 2018

These days, all organizations have systems in place that generate huge amounts of data. Businesses realize it is an important resource. Yet many are not able to use it to its full potential. As ubiquitous as data has become (more data has been created in just the last two years than in the entire previous history of the human race), so is the need for actionable data and insights (Less than 1% of all data is ever analysed). Continue reading

19Jun 2018

For decades, ‘cubicle culture’ dominated the office landscape. Picture rows of beige cubes in a minimally windowed workplace with harsh fluorescent lighting.  These bland, soul-sapping environments — designed to cut space costs — encouraged monotonous styles of working. Moreover, the dominant technology tools of the era (desktop computer, landline phone) kept office workers tethered to their desks. Continue reading

16Apr 2018

With all the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT), some facilities managers see it as the next shiny new toy – something where the hype creates anticipation far exceeding the actual experience. In addition, they believe it requires large upfront cash outlays whose return on investment is doubtful. Furthermore, they wrongly assume the technology is only suitable for new, state-of-the-art buildings. Continue reading

23Mar 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly becoming a real part of business operations, not to mention our everyday lives. With wireless sensors all around us, should we worry about what happens with all that data? There are certainly some valid reasons for concern about data privacy and security, but that doesn’t mean the IoT will not continue expanding because, despite the risks, the value it brings is too important. Continue reading

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