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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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Customer Portal Redesigned to Enhance Your Meridian Experience

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

As part of our continuous mission to provide the best service and customer experience possible, I'm thrilled to announce a recent re-investment in the way customers engage with Meridian online, via our totally redesigned Customer Internet Access portal.

This overhaul impacts only the design, mobile interface, and look and feel of Meridian's Customer Internet Access portal — and no system features or processes have changed. However, we believe it was a much needed improvement to help further enhance our service, and we hope that you, our valued customers, agree.

Read on for:

  • What's changed and why
  • Benefits of the changes and mobile enhancements
  • User guides to help you navigate the new site
  • Before and after shots
  • How you can take advantage of this tool
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Meridian Recognized for Excellence in Government Contracting by SmartCEO

Caroline McKee

Posted by Caroline McKee
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Meridian Imaging Solutions Named Finalist for SmartCEO Magazine’s 2016 GovStar Awards

Meridian Imaging Solutions (“Meridian”) has been chosen as one of 45 government contractors in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area honored as finalists for the 2016 GovStar Awards, a SmartCEO program that recognizes superior government contractors for their ability to thrive in an industry dubbed as “one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world.”

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The Badlock Bug: What You Need to Know

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Today, disclosures and patches are being published for a new critical security vulnerability by the name of the Badlock Bug, which was recently discovered in Samba and Windows.

While engineers at Microsoft and Samba have been working diligently to fix and patch this bug ever since whispers of it began appearing online a few weeks ago, cyber criminals have been anxiously waiting to attack. In order to protect your systems, users of Windows and Samba are advised to implement patches as immediately as possible to prevent security breach. Read on to learn more about Badlock and how to secure your systems against it.

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Meridian Imaging Solutions Acquired by Konica Minolta To Expand Capabilities and Geographic Reach

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Alexandria, VA (March 16, 2016) - Meridian Imaging Solutions (Meridian) announced today that it was acquired by Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) — a global leader in business technologies. The joining of Meridian and Konica Minolta is the culmination of years of a successful manufacturer/dealer partnership, resulting in a powerhouse of the best talent, innovative technology products and integrated business solutions in the industry.  

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Konica Minolta Honors Meridian Imaging Solutions with 2016 Pro-Tech Service Award for Service Excellence

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Ramsey, N.J. and Alexandria, VA – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announces that Meridian Imaging Solutions has been honored with a 2016 Pro-Tech Certification for Service Excellence.

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Meridian Imaging Solutions Re-Certified as a WBE by WBENC

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Alexandria, VA February 4, 2016 --The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has re-certified Meridian Imaging Solutions (Meridian) as a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Since 1997, WBENC has become the largest third-party certifier of woman-owned organizations in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide this exceptional standard of certification. Recipients of the prestigious certification are at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by women. In order to be WBENC-Certified, organizations must complete thorough documentation and site visitation, administered by a representative from WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies extend immediate access to a wide-range of business opportunities to certified organizations.

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Meridian Recognized by Ricoh as 2016 RFG Circle of Excellence Certified Dealership

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA December 16, 2015 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation has recognized Meridian Imaging Solutions, “Meridian,” as an RFG Circle of Excellence Certified Dealership for 2016. The RFG Circle of Excellence Program was created to identify those dealers of Ricoh Family Group (RFG) products who continuously provide exceptional service and support, while providing Technical Proficiency as well as Service Operation Efficiency, in accordance with Ricoh’s designated guidelines. The Ricoh Family Group product lines include Ricoh, Lanier, Savin, and formerly Gestetner brands.

According to official program documentation, Ricoh recognizes it has partnered with the best Dealer Network in the industry and it intends to reward the "Best of the Best" within that network. To accurately reflect this partnership, Ricoh is building on the success of its two previous innovative dealer service recognition programs to launch the new RFG Circle of Excellence Dealer Recognition Award as a more encompassing program. Meridian was also recognized under both previous dealer service recognition programs.

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End of Support for Internet Explorer: What You Need to Know

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Microsoft will officially end support for older versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser on January 12th, 2016. This includes Internet Explorer version 10 and earlier. This means that anyone still using older versions of IE after the end-of-life date on the 12th will be susceptible to security holes, as Microsoft will no longer provide patches or updates for the antiquated browser versions. 

Read on for more information about End of Support for older versions of Internet Explorer, and actions you should take to ensure security.

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Hospitality Meets Wi-Fi Hotspot Blocking: A Net Neutrality Threat?

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

As Meridian prepares once again to join members and partners of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for their Annual Tech Conference and Expo, this timely topic is on our minds. In today's constantly connected world, conference planners, attendees and exhibitors alike all must come to terms with how they will stay connected during multi-day functions, such as the tech expo, as well as how much it will cost them. 

At the same time, in the face of the sharing economy and other sources of disruption, the hospitality industry is seeking sources of revenue to help maintain profitability, as any business might. The challenge currently facing the FCC is, where do you draw the line between fair and unfair when it comes to Internet media? 

What is Network Neutrality?

Many of you may want to know, “What is Net Neutrality, exactly?” 

Network Neutrality is most simply defined as an "open internet." Network Neutrality protects free speech. As a result, internet service providers are responsible for providing us with open networks, without blocking any applications that may be outside of those networks. ISP’s are prohibited from discriminating against any content by interfering, delaying, or hindering the transmission of information.

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