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An Enterprise View of the Internet of Things
  • Posted by: Frank
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Undoubtedly you’ve heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). A lot of the information revolves around futuristic claims that are easy to think of as fantasy. However, businesses are implementing IoT projects today. This article shows what they’re doing, and how you and your environment could be affected, and…

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Technology innovation & IoT deliver a double-hit sustainability option
  • Posted by: Frank
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In NYC, Bigbelly smart garbage bins are equipped with sensors and solar power to notify city collectors when a bin is at capacity, plus the same smart technology is supplying information and WiFi with speeds up to 75mbps. Now that’s a technology innovation! So far, NYC has installed more than 170 of these smart garbage…

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Seven hot trends in Facilities Management
  • Posted by: Frank
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There are some important trends evident in the area of Facilities Management (FM). These are the factors that need to be considered when planning for innovation in FM. 1. Sustainability: continues to grow in importance and prominence worldwide. Organizations have begun to incorporate it into business goals and culture, and within the profession, it has…

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Virtual Reality: Is this the next big ‘edge’ for property developers?
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Imagine if property buyers could ‘walk’ through a new off-the-plan apartment or home without even entering the building. www.theurbandeveloper.com Sound too far fetched? Well developers it’s not too far off! Two of the biggest players in the digital space, Google and Facebook, are pouring multi-millions into virtual reality technology. Both are already deep into the…

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Fair Work seeks to hold top of supply chain responsible
  • Posted by: Frank
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As many of you are aware the majority of cleaning organisations don’t pay award wages, or enter into sham contracts with their employees, to eliminate entitlements. This in turns makes it impossible for reputable companies to compete on a fair playground, and devalues our industry. The good news is Fair Work will now require the…

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What can we learn from a massive laboratory for urban growth?
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For decades, China’s government has tried to limit the size of Beijing, the capital, through strict residency permits. Now, the government has embarked on an ambitious plan to make Beijing the center of a new supercity of 130 million people. The planned megalopolis, a metropolitan area that would be about six times the size of…

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How will the Yuan devaluation affect Australian Property?
  • Posted by: Frank
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According to the AFR, the devaluation is only a small part in the bigger Chinese investment picture. Yes, the Yuan has devalued but the cost per square metre is still better in Sydney and Melbourne than it is in Shanghai and Beijing. Further, the Australian dollar has also declined, meaning that most Chinese investors would perceive the Australian property…

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Help for Saving with NEW Investment Payback Calculator
  • Posted by: Frank
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The Environmental Sustainability Hub supported by Business Victoria provides an investment payback calculator to help you: make decisions based on the purchase and operating costs of equipment save money – water, sewerage, electricity and gas costs are included show where you can reduce costs show how much money you can save show you investments that produce…

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