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Construction and Property Management: Technology trends to watch

Adam Siegelbaum

Posted by Adam Siegelbaum
Tue, Feb 13, 2018


These are the major changes and technology transformations that are influencing the construction and property management industry.

The construction and property management industry has been experiencing strong growth and expansion, with additional growth anticipated in the coming years — and with growth comes transformation.

There are a handful of technology trends influencing the construction and property management sector that are important for organizations in these fields to be aware of.

By gaining an understanding of the shifts that are taking place, they will be better positioned to recognize which organizational adjustments and operational strategy changes they need to make to prepare for the future and gain a competitive advantage.

In this post, I'll expand on a few notable trends I've noticed or been asked about in my dealings with clients in this field, including:

  1. Increased emphasis on collaboration
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Virtual and augmented realities (AR and VR)
  4. Telepresence and automated receptionist systems
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3 Business IT Trends to Watch in 2017

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

"If you don’t think about and plan for the future of work, then your organization has no future.” — Jacob Morgan argues in Forbes

Although we still have a few months until the end of 2016, many smart businesses are already looking forward to possible changes and developments in business technology. Since tech typically disrupts several areas at once, companies may need to take a holistic approach and implement comprehensive measures to fully adapt. In terms of staffing and skilled IT personnel, businesses can anticipate the future changes by enhancing their existing infrastructure in advance. 

While no one can predict the future with certainty, here are some basic trends to consider as the year comes to a close. Each of these could have widespread effects, impacting many different industries, functions and types of companies:

  1. "Digital Twins"
  2. Touchscreen growth
  3. Internet without a browser

Read on to learn more about each of these trends and how they might impact you.

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Top 5 Office Technology Blogs of March 2015

Claudia Alvarez

Posted by Claudia Alvarez
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

 

Last month we covered everything from cybersecurity news and compliance to how your business can be responsive in case of disaster or a breach.  While we prepare to bring  you more useful content, check out the most popular blogs of March.

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Why DC SMBs Need an Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy

Robert Bruce

Posted by Robert Bruce
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Connectivity may seem as if it is happening overnight, but it has been in the making for some time. The key ingredients for the Internet of Things (IoT), as it is now called, have been brewing for decades. The ecosystem which enables IoT solutions like remote security systems, smart cars, intelligent houses and the office of the future is here now; it is not a futuristic technology.

What is coming in the future are billions more connected end-user devices, everything from wearables that monitor our health to remote sensors and cameras that watch our pets while we are at work. In fact, a new study commissioned by Verizon estimates that there are already over one billion connected devices in use today, and that number is expected to rise to 5.4 billion by the year 2020. Some experts estimate that number to be as high as 20 billion.

The challenge (and opportunity) for any enterprise is how to make the Internet of Things work for them to drive business and increase efficiency. Large organizations may have a dedicated information technology (IT) department headed by a chief technology officer (CTO) to tackle this rapidly growing and changing task. For smaller businesses without an IT department, a network assessment by a trusted managed services provider (MSP) can help determine how the IoT can contribute to their core mission.

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