Buildings

By Hamsa Srinivasan on August 18, 2017

Building utilization made easier with IoT

How much of the space in your buildings is properly utilized? A study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) found that commercial real estate in the US accounts for 12 billion square feet of covered area, but only 67 percent is utilized. How can this be improved? Reasons for building under-utilization When […]

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By Bruce D Baron on August 16, 2017

How IoT, drones and automation can improve occupancy services

Automated solutions are poised to dominate smart building technology growth on a global scale. A smart building is comprised of a number of systems and sensors that include automated infrastructure management systems, security monitoring and sensors, and in-building wireless systems. As urban planners and facilities managers work to meet the demands of an increasing population, […]

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By Erin Horbach on August 9, 2017

Three ways to gain from TRIRIGA technology advances

Around the world, changes to the way we manage and measure facilities’ performance continue to place an onus on real estate executives – both to understand their holdings, and make more strategic decisions in regard to the overall portfolio and upcoming transactions. These are influenced by the impact of leases on the balance sheet, and […]

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By Jen Clark on July 27, 2017

What can you do with your buildings? 5 key articles have the answer

What if a building could tell you how much energy it’s using? Or where there’s a leak in the heating system? Or how many people are in the space at any given time? It would be much easier to prevent wasted energy, or avoid costly maintenance by fixing problems as they emerge. Five key articles […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 13, 2017

The checklist: prepare for sweeping lease accounting standards changes

No matter what your business is – family-run or million-dollar enterprise – every industry in the world has the potential to be disrupted by the new lease accounting standards. The global FASB deadline requires public and private companies to adopt the massive changes by 2019 and 2020, with IASB compliance by 2019, and many are […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 13, 2017

The TRIRIGA round-up: leveraging analytics and TRIRIGA

IoT data from sensors, devices and equipment in your buildings can help you unlock new insights for better decision making. Now you can improve facility operations while lowering costs. Explore a range of real estate strategies to match your facilities portfolios and make faster, more informed decisions. Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool […]

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By Niklaus Waser on June 26, 2017

EEBUS: A new open standard for the Internet of Things

Last month, the first ever Plugfest took place on the 23rd floor of the IBM Watson Internet of Things Center in Munich – IBM’s global headquarters of its Watson IoT business unit. Using the EEBUS standard for communication between products, various manufacturers completed a test-run for digital heating systems. The EEBus Initiative e.V. is an […]

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By Dave Dilworth on June 20, 2017

TRIRIGA tackles 2019 lease accounting change implications

Are you getting ready to address the implications of the new lease accounting changes with TRIRIGA? Although FASB’s ASC 842 and IASB’s IFRS 16 will take effect in 2019, many organizations are only now beginning to realize the amount of effort required to meet the new standards. According to a recent article in the National Real Estate Investor, […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 19, 2017

Increase office space efficiency with IoT

Did you know that it costs between $4,000 – $14,000 per year for a workspace for one employee? For a small company of only 100 workers, you’re looking at over a million dollars. For companies with employees in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, that number quickly turns into hundreds of millions, if not billions. […]

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By Jayant Hardikar on May 19, 2017

Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue

IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and environment. With the explosion of sensors, sensor data, innovative ideas of how to harness all the data and vendors who are implementing solutions, there is a real danger of causing data fatigue for the organizations using […]

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By Sarah Dudley on April 21, 2017

Sodexo brings 24,000 buildings and 1.2 million assets to the Cloud

As Sodexo’s footprint expanded across five continents, it was critical to move their enterprise asset management (EAM) solution to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to cut costs and improve the client experience. The decision to move to a SaaS model can be driven by a variety of motivations, such as: “I need to reduce fixed costs” […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 19, 2017

Check in to new cognitive hotel rooms and check out connected experiences

Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did you remember what time the restaurant opened for breakfast? Were you able to work the thermostat for the air conditioning? And after that long-haul flight when you woke up at silly o’clock, did you struggle to find the switch for the bedside lamp and turn […]

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