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CRE Technology Models When Leveraging Outsourced Services
04/23/2018
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The use of outside service providers is a valuable way to refocus the facilities organization on value-add strategic services by shedding tactical services.The other major trend to positively impact the facilities organization strategic focus is the rapid adoption of workplace technologies to streamline, standardize and gain control of facilities operations.There is an absolute association between the outside service providers and the technolog

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Analytics: What does it mean to Corporate Real Estate
10/19/2017
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This blog is based upon the “Data Analytics: The focus for Corporate Real Estate” article published in the The Leader magazine.

Operational Excellence
06/25/2015
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It is my great fortune to work with the absolute best team in the industry.

The 3 E's
04/29/2015
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EBUSINESS STRATEGIES has a tagline that includes three E’s that define our service offerings:

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Tuning Real Estate to Business Needs
11/18/2014
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In a recent survey conducted by CFO Research entitled Working Smart: Value Management for Corporate Real Estate, 150 senior finance executives from major global corporations were asked about the role of real estate in the success of their corporate missions. Today, I want to focus on four of the salient observations that have a direct bearing on the success of our clients both in the services they offer and in the technology they deploy.

OBSERVATION #1

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The “I” in IWMS Pertains to More than Just Technology
09/03/2014
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The dominant technology solution in the real estate and workplace management world is the Integrated Workplace Management System, or as we all know it, IWMS. There has been a lot written about the importance of the first letter in that acronym, “I.” The word integrated is the key driver for this class of software, but I want to focus on a more important aspect of IWMS – or more specifically, of successful IWMS deployments.

First, a definition: Integrated is an adjective that describes its subject as:

Observations About Work
06/25/2014
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I see our clients – and our own employees – working hard and with increasingly busier and busier calendars. Working harder and longer hours is sometimes necessary and thus may be interpreted as a sign of value or commitment. But that is not necessarily true. Busy is not the same as effective. Even worse, those same people can get bogged down, tired and disillusioned believing those around them are not pulling their share of the weight or the “systems” are not helping as they should. The reality is often very different.

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Big Data – Another Perspective
01/16/2014
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There was a recent article in WIRED magazine about the growing power of data in driving decisions. What I found of interest in the article was not the impact of big data and the ingenious use of that data to solve problems, but what happens after we come to rely on such data. There is a cautionary tale for those of us who focus on analytics in our world that I will share in the rest of this blog.

The 4 Stages of Data Analytics

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Giving Thanks
11/27/2013
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I once heard it said that if a man isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. Well, I am here to tell you that I am acutely aware of how blessed I am. My blessings start with my family. I know that I am lifted up by their love and the faith we share in our creator. I am also thankful for the opportunity to do what I do each and every day.

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Invisible Technology
09/19/2013
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Successful implementation of technology requires knowledge and skills as to how a system must be implemented for it to operate correctly. It requires knowledge of the environment in which the solution will run, integration points between it and other sources of data, and a clear understanding of how the solution will be used. But all of these things are tactical activities that can be executed by any competent and experienced development team.

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