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How the Internet of Things Is Changing the Workplace

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The Internet of Things, which is often abbreviated to IoT, refers to the connection of devices to the Internet. This goes beyond computers and smartphones and includes kitchen appliances, cars, heart monitors, furnaces, and more. The list keeps on growing. These days, it seems like every new device has a “smart” component. Any standalone device that can be connected to the Internet and monitored and controlled from a remote location is considered an IoT device. Intel has projected that there will be 200 billion connected devices by 2020. While IoT device have been transforming our homes, we spend most of our time at work. The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business.  A number of different industries, including marketing, manufacturing,

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  • The Internet of Things is already changing the way we work and do business in a number of different industries.
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Make Your Real Estate Work Harder for You with Efficient Meeting Room and Workspace Management

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Do you know which spaces in your office are underutilized? Do you understand where work actually happens? More often than not, workspaces are unoccupied and conference rooms are not used to their full capacity. According to space utilization studies conducted by Herman Miller, private offices remain unoccupied 77% of the time and workstations remain unoccupied 60% of the time. Understanding how your workspace is currently used is the first step in improving resource utilization and increasing efficiency.   Eco-friendliness and flexible work are just some of the trends driving the use of workstations and meeting rooms across a wide range of industries. Mobility has become more important over the years, as an increasing number of employees work remotely or have flexible working arrangements. Smaller meeting spaces are

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  • Do you know which spaces in your office are underutilized? Having access to room and resource utilization reports is crucial to give you insights into which spaces are currently under- or overutilized.
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Resource Central User Group in Denmark: How We’re Gaining Insights and Improving the Customer Experience

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Last year, Add-On Products created a user group in Vejle, Denmark for local Resource Central users. Members of our Maintenance Program had been requesting access to a forum where they could discuss the use of Resource Central, hence this user group was born. The Resource Central user group is dedicated to enhancing the user experience of our software and encourages the sharing of information and product knowledge between users. The first meeting of the user group took place in May of 2018, and the second meeting was held in October of 2018. The next meeting is coming up this spring.  The user group meetings are facilitated by Add-On Products’ Product Specialists. During these meetings, our specialists announce new and upcoming features in Resource Central. Participants get to

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  • Last year, Add-On Products created a user group in Vejle, Denmark for local Resource Central users.
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5 Steps to a Successful Software Proof of Concept

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Not all resource booking and meeting management software will meet the needs of your company. That’s why it’s important to do a proof of concept (POC) in order to determine how software will function in your organization.  A proof of concept, also known as a proof of principle, is a partial solution that involves a small number of users. The objective of a POC is to determine whether software satisfies certain requirements and to test the vendor’s claims. It entails setting up the software in-house to run on your machines and in your environment to ensure that it functions as expected. It’s no different from taking a car for a test drive before you buy it. Here are 5 steps to performing a successful proof of concept.

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  • Not all resource booking and meeting management software will meet the needs of your company. That’s why it’s important to do a proof of concept (POC) - learn 5 steps to perform a successful POC.
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The Top Meeting Room and Scheduling Problems in Outlook®

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Microsoft Outlook® is an excellent email client and calendaring solution that many organizations use, but its meeting and resource booking capabilities leave a lot to be desired. From double bookings to lack of visibility, using Outlook for meeting and resource booking can present many issues. The following are some of the most common problems that users experience when booking meetings and resources through Outlook®.   The need to use multiple, disparate systems to book resources and order services   When you book a meeting room, you often need to order additional services like catering or audiovisual equipment. If you’re using Outlook® to book meetings, this means you’ll have to log into different systems to order catering, create invoices to send to service providers, etc.   Not being able to quickly

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  • A meeting room booking add-on for Microsoft Outlook® help you expand the capabilities of Outlook to make it a central tool in all aspects of meeting and resource booking in one system.
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