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How much cost in real estate assets could you be wasting?

Posted by Salman Mohammad on September 2018

With the average workstation costing businesses £17.5k per annum in Central London, the potential wasted assets could be as much as £5M. Corporate Real Estate and Facilities team are challenged with optimising workspaces and increasing person to desk ratio to get the best value from their property investment.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace Management trends, Enabling smart buildings, How to increase workplace utilisation

How data is shaping Corporate Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Yodit Stanton on July 2018

Technology and the increasing need for data is changing the real estate industry, both from an investment and management point of view. With the wealth of financial information required by institutional investors, Real Estate Managers are increasingly challenged with:

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace Management trends, Enabling smart buildings, Occupancy tracking technology

5 easy changes to increase desk occupancy

Posted by Yodit Stanton on January 2018

Explore these 5 key tactics to increase person to desk ratio and desk utilisation by as much as 80%. With the average workstation costing businesses up to £17.5K per annum, the race is on for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams to switch up their workplace occupancy strategies and redesign workspaces for today's workforce. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Occupancy tracking technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

What you need to know when deploying smart building network sensors

Posted by Kevin Mugadza on November 2017

5 key deployment checklist you need to know when implementing occupancy tracking sensors to measure workspace utilisation. These best practice tips will help you minimise site and maintenance risks as well as network connectivity during deployment. Sensor tech is only half the equation, having a robust data analytics platform will help you interpret the data into tangible tactics.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Occupancy tracking technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

How one travel tech company optimised their workspace management planning with sensors

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund on November 2017

With the growing demand to better manage workspace occupancy, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams are increasingly challenged to optimise space management, track utilisation and backup real estate investments with data. We explore how one tech company used sensor technology to improve their workspace management process and solve the 'how much space do I need' conundrum. 

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Occupancy tracking technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

Why office buildings should run like spaceships

Posted by Yodit Stanton on November 2017

Quashing the myth around sensors in the workplace. There's limited knowledge in the industry of how sensor tech work and most are scaremonged into believing that big brother is always watching. This couldn't be further from the truth and the benefits of reduced corporate real estate costs, optimised workspace and a happier working environment for employees out weigh the false perception. 

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace Management trends, Enabling smart buildings

What does project managing sensor deployments involve?

Posted by Yodit Stanton on October 2017

We interview Kevin Mugadza, Senior Project Manager at OpenSensors for a full insight on the scope of work required to deploy and maintain sensors across multiple sites. Kevin has a decade of experience managing logistics and risks to provide on-time delivery of a fully operational sensor network.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Occupancy tracking technology