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The 'Mobile Receptionist' Comes to London Front of House Staff

I must admit, this is the only technology presentation I have ever been to where the women far outnumbered the men.  It was late afternoon in a London high rise where I had come with my colleagues to be part of a Trimble presentation on the “Mobile Receptionist”.  It was an event sponsored by FOH Recruitment for reception and room co-ordination specialists, or "front of house" personnel, in the London law offices of the US based firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges.

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HoloLens Enables the Architect's Imagination for Motown Revitalization

Greg Lynn, an architect with FORM and UCLA Architecture professor, demonstrates on a YouTube video (https://youtu.be/70xDCokzAck) the new technology he was able to use to create a fantastic futuristic mixed-use project for ‘The Architecture Imagination’ Pavilion at the 15th annual Venice Architecture Biennale which recently opened in Italy.  He called his work the ‘Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge and Innovation’ which is an adaptive reuse design of the existing ruinous hi

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If You Weren't at IFMA Facility Fusion Indy Last Week, You Missed a Multi-Historic Event!

What does a professional organization of 118,000 global members, a group of FM service provision executives, two Digital Workplace Gartner analysts and a group of Trimble Building Digital Workplace commandos have in common you might ask?  They all came together in the heart of the Midwest to create what are multiple historic occasions for our profession last week.  These events included:

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Gartner Alert for CIOs: Meet Your New Allies for the Digital Workplace: Real Estate and Facility Management

Today Trimble’s Real Estate & Workplace Solutions group has posted the latest important new research for our profession in a long time: The Rebirth of Office Space: What Every CIO Needs to Know and Do.” The authors, Paul Miller and Carol Rozwell, are alerting CIOs that in their efforts to establish Digital Workplaces for their organizations, along with HR , they need to align with RE and FM, something that organizations like CoreNet an

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Follow Manhattan to Compliance with the New Lease Accounting Regulations

Believe it or not, Trimble’s Manhattan team has been following the global leasing standards project for more than half a decade, when one considers the first draft of the proposed Lease Accounting standard was issued for comment in 2010. After underestimating the volume and substance of responses, the Boards redeliberated and issued a second draft of the proposed standard in 2013.

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Manhattan's Secret Sauce for FASB/IASB Lease Accounting Changes: The General Ledger

One of the most significant differences between Manhattan and its competitors is the leverage which it gains due to its embedded General Ledger functionality. Now that IASB is released and FASB has approved the final Lease Accounting guidance known as Topic 842, there needs to be a different mindset when evaluating the roles of Lease Administrators, Lease Accounting professionals as well as the role of the general ledger for the new regulations.

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FASB Final Guidance on Lease Accounting Is Coming This Thursday, February 25!

Hot on the heels of the International Accounting Standards Board publishing its new standard in January, the Financial Accounting Standards Board met last week and determined that they would release the final guidance for lease accounting (Topic 842) on Thursday, February 25th.

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Report from the Digital Disruption Down Under: The 4th Industrial Revolution Hits Australia

I am here in Melbourne and Sydney this week with my colleague Joe Poskie to do a future visioning presentation at a Brookfield Global Integrated Services (BGIS) internal meeting and connect with some of my colleagues in these two wonderful cities.  Joe and I are here to speak about the digital era we find ourselves working in and how Trimble’s Real Estate and Workplace Solutions group is experimenting and piloting some interesting new technologies, that when combined with the

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Super Bowl 50: An Experience Enhanced by Silicon Valley Technologies

Omar Soubra, Trimble’s star in the maker community, made us aware of a fascinating innovative geospatial cleanup app for sprucing up San Jose for its influx of visitors for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl in newly opened Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.  All sorts of events were planned for Sunday in San Jose from the Opening Night at SAP center, to hosting one of the teams staying downtown and practicing at San Jose State to many people involved in all sorts of activities during this past weekend.

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Observations on Superforecasters, Hollywood, Virtual Reality and the Automobile Industry

Since it is the third full week of the new year, we are all still in the prediction mode. We will release our predictions today for the CRE/FM world (click here to download), but after I wrote them, I was fascinated by a series of three articles that appeared in the Financial Times the weekend of January 16.

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