The Realcomm Advisory is an e-mail newsletter that highlights the newest technologies that specifically pertain to the commercial and corporate real estate industries. Learn what, where, why, and how these new technologies are being used and consider the impact they can have on your business. If you would like to submit an article for publication in the Realcomm Advisory please contact Cheri Parr.
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5G & the History of Wireless Networks
March 14, 2019
Fifth–generation cellular network technology – 5G for short – is a hot topic. Mobile technology undergoes an evolutionary leap every decade or so. We're on the cusp of the most consequential one yet. The hype surrounding 5G has been intensifying. The drumbeat will continue to crescendo. Consumers should expect to be inundated with marketing information presently. Just like previous leaps, 5G promi...
How Do You Implement a High-Value Energy Strategy?
March 14, 2019
First, the why
Electric, gas, water, sewer and other utilities account for 20-30% of controllable spend, again, typically second highest only to MRO costs. For example, in a 500,000-square-foot building, utilities can run about $1 million annually, and costs continue to climb. With that much money on the line, it makes sense to create a strategy for both managing and reducing utility expenses.
Oracle Rolls Out an IoT-Enabled Workplace Strategy
March 6, 2019
At Oracle, the vision is to be a leader in global real estate and facilities performance, best practices, innovation, and proactive strategic planning. Our IoT strategy aligns well with that vision. To quote Stephen R. Covey, we began strategy development with "the end in mind."
The Path to IoT
Oracle Real Estate & Facilities has fostered an environment where diverse, results-oriented team mem...
How to Manage FASB & IFRS Lease Accounting in a Sea of Changing Standards
February 27, 2019
With this latest round of accounting changes, your finance team must once again adjust to a new normal. Now that you're compliant or on the road to compliance, you're faced with new challenges that extend beyond changes to reporting and auditing requirements. As leases move to the balance sheet, your Corporate Real Estate (CRE) portfolio takes on new proportion and significance.
If you are a fi...
REcalibrate | Real Estate Companies Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities
February 20, 2019
This year's theme, REcalibrate | Using Innovation to Turn Challenges into Opportunities, focuses on how everyone in an organization needs to fully understand how this next chapter of the digital revolution will affect their role as well as the organization as a whole.
The Commercial and Corporate Real Estate industry has been talking about technology improvements and solutions for many years. ...
Working in Offices, Lobbies, Airports, Restaurants and Malls – Space Densification Takes Hold!
February 14, 2019
During this period, we also saw major corporations such as IBM and Deloitte trying to figure out what this new form of mobility – enabled by personal computers and laptops – meant to their workplace strategies. They began to experiment in major office complexes in cities such as Los Angeles. IBM sent many people home from their office on Hope Street and Deloitte introduced the concept of a shared ...
Towards a Cybersecurity Partnership in Connected Buildings
February 14, 2019
Decades ago, organizations had to quickly become savvy about protecting their Information Technology (IT) networks from remote attackers. As IT networks grew, so did the cybersecurity threats – viruses, malware, and phishing attacks proliferated, and they continue to do so. Organizations that experienced early, highly publicized cyberattacks and data breaches learned painful and costly lessons. I...