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Posted: 12/18/18
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Today’s work places are built upon a web of disparate systems—physical access to doors and locks, access to IT and printer networks, meeting room management, food and beverage vending—that employees, visitors and vendors continually interact with, experiencing varying degrees of satisfaction. But when these systems are made identity aware to tap into a common understanding of who you are and...

Posted: 02/22/18
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As workplaces transition to more connected environments that are aware of their occupants and offer them seamless, personalized experiences, the challenge of identifying an individual remains constant. Connected environments rely on understanding who is interacting with the environment and the needs of those individuals in order to ensure that the right services are seamlessly available to...

Posted: 11/06/17
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The term ‘smart building’ has been floating around for quite some time now. The primary driver for smart buildings’ adoption in recent years has been energy cost savings. In the United States, commercial buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption; 38% of CO2 emissions and 71% of electricity consumptions[1]. Smart buildings...

Posted: 06/07/17
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In the past few days, universities, local businesses and churches woke up to unauthorized print jobs on their printers and fax machines that say the following:

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Posted: 01/09/17
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One of the promises of the internet of things (IoT,)  is to enable devices, the cloud and mobile applications to connect within the enterprise systems.  IoT is now used to bring disparate enterprise systems online to exchange data in a seamless manner. However, the inherent issue...

Posted: 12/21/16
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A deeper look at today’s technological advancements shows a promising picture of a more connected workplace. The core challenge is managing the identity of an individual as they enter into and move through the building. Form factors can range from smart cards, to mobile phones, to wearables. Contactless technologies such as Ultra High Frequency (UHF) to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are used to...

Posted: 12/13/16
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The new generation of employees is increasingly mobile, collaborative and social. This new work style is often referred to as “distributed work”, combining independent workspace, social interaction and formal/ informal collaboration in the office space. Traditional workspaces have difficulty encouraging efficiency, creativity or the well-being of employees. Real estate planners, office/...