September 5th, 2023
Meetings are an essential aspect of corporate culture. It’s estimated that the average office worker in the US spends a third of their time in meetings, and the figures are even higher for executives and senior staff.
The widespread adoption of online communication tools has transformed the way meetings take place, prompting a debate between the merits of in-person and virtual meetings. In this article, we examine the pros and cons of in-person vs. online meetings and discuss why face-to-face interactions continue to have value.
Online meetings: Pros and Cons
In a relatively short period of time, virtual meetings have become the norm in most office-based companies. Data from 2022 shows that in just two years, the amount of time spent in virtual meetings had increased from 14 hours per week to more than 21 hours per week, matching or even exceeding the time spent in face-to-face meetings. There are several advantages and disadvantages to this virtual meeting format.
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September 15th, 2022
The adoption of new and exciting technologies has accelerated at a previously unforeseen pace in recent years, with the impact of the rapid changes that ensued now being felt across a number of industries. In the case of the real estate industry, the proliferation of proptech (property technology) has proven to be a significant factor changing businesses around the globe. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into proptech and assess both its current and future impact on the commercial real estate market. It should also be noted that proptech encompasses both commercial and residential real estate technology, however, for the purposes of brevity we will only be exploring the commercial proptech sector.
What is Proptech?
Proptech, also known as retech (real estate tech), essentially relates to the use of data and technology to help individuals and businesses manage, buy, sell, lease, and research real estate. The concept is not new, since the real estate sector has been using tech software for a number of years to store data, arrange virtual viewings, and help connect buyers and sellers. However, proptech capabilities have massively increased in recent years due to the development of newer and more refined technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, blockchain, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.
Recently, we’ve seen unprecedented acceleration in the proptech field, largely fueled by new consumer expectations and the rapidly changing digital landscape. Moving into 2023, lingering uncertainty and persistent market shifts are tipped to continue spurring proptech’s advancement.
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January 19th, 2016
No matter what type of business you run, technology will play a large part. One of the best ways to keep up to date with the latest tech available to help grow and improve your business is to attend conferences, workshops and events where you can check out numerous tech companies and applications that relate to your particular industry all under one roof.
Here is a list of just some of the technology conferences being held in the US in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »