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How to Improve Office Security and Visitor Management in a Post-9/11 World
Tighten up your lobby and reception desk security with a visitor management system

How to Improve Office Security and Visitor Management in a Post-9/11 World

The terrorist attacks that took place at the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 shattered America’s sense of security. Ever since the tragic events of 9/11, strict security measures at office buildings have become commonplace. Landlords and property developers across the United States and world have spent tens of millions of dollars enhancing security to prevent unwelcome strangers from entering their office buildings. The private sector spent $76 billion on homeland security upgrades in 2003 alone. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, industry experts predicted that tall ...

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The ROI Your Company Can Achieve by Implementing Resource Booking Software and Hot Desking/Hoteling
Managing equipment with resource booking software provides a healthy ROI

The ROI Your Company Can Achieve by Implementing Resource Booking Software and Hot Desking/Hoteling

Today, companies maintain a strong focus on cutting costs, boosting productivity, and increasing profitability. Because leasing commercial office space is one of the largest expenses incurred by new and expanding businesses, real estate is an area where businesses frequently look for ways to aggressively cut costs.  While the term “Return-On-Investment”, or ROI, might seem overused, it’s a highly important concept because businesses of all sizes must ensure that any investment they make yields positive returns. The ROI of resource scheduling software and hot desking/hoteling lies ...

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4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results
Follow these 4 easy steps and succeed at your next meeting

4 Steps to Plan an Effective Meeting That Achieves Results

Meetings are filling up an increasing amount of time in people’s workdays, so it’s important to make that time count by taking steps to ensure that your meetings are successful and productive. There are various things you can do before, during, and after a meeting to make it more effective. The first step is to create a meeting plan. Planning a meeting is crucial if you want to hold an effective meeting that produces the desired results. In order to be successful, a meeting must have a clear and defined purpose. Prior to sending out invites, ask yourself what it is you want to accomplish by ...

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6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace
Try out these 6 simple things to increase productivity at work

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Productivity in Your Workplace

Although people work an average of 45 hours per week, 17 of those hours are considered unproductive, according to an oft-cited survey by Microsoft. The need to enhance employee productivity and increase output is crucial in any business. There are only so many hours in a day, so making the most of that time is essential. Becoming more productive at work requires that you be more deliberate in how you manage your time. The following are 6 simple things you can do at work to increase your productivity.   1. Take regular breaks It might sound counterintuitive, but taking breaks can ...

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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems
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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

  Due to increasingly busy offices, forever shrinking budgets and flexible working patterns, meeting room and resource booking are quickly becoming business critical tasks for organizations of every size. As a Microsoft Outlook or Office 365 user, it's important that your room and resource booking system works with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. But how do you get the benefits of a smooth interface built into Outlook without the danger of double bookings and missing appointments? Some resource booking tools, including most cloud based solutions, use add-ins or plugins to synchronize the bookings ...

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