CenterStone - Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM)

The #4 Reason to Implement IWMS in 2015: The Internet of Things

This couple better be careful what they say in front of what used to be an unthreatening passive product, the television. Little do they know that if they had accidently selected a voice activation option on their remote Samsung Smart TV, the set would “listen and record their conversations” which would be sent to a third party to most likely do a speech-to-text conversion for the company. As the BBC pointed out this week, this is eerily reminiscent of George Orwell’s telescreens in 1984 which listened to what people were saying in their homes.

The #2 Reason to Implement IWMS in 2015: Mobility

Sitting at my desk this morning, I am surrounded by my electronics: Two laptops (one for work and one for personal use), an iPad, an iPhone and a Kindle e-reader. In addition, there is a cordless “land line” phone. Should I leave my desk to get a snack or answer the door, you can bet that at least one of those devices will travel with me.

The #1 Reason to Implement IWMS in 2015: Integration

This fall I got excited about a new building just constructed in Paris and wrote a blog entry on it as I was fascinated not only about the design, but that Gehry’s team had used two Trimble technologies, SketchUp and Tekla, as well as

Why Is This Starchitect Laughing?

As one of the world’s famous architects, Frank Gehry at the sprightly age of 85, rests on a tree in the Jardin d’Acclimatation of the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris in front of his new Foundation Louis Vuitton museum, he must be amused if he thinks of one of his past experiences in the world far removed from this lofty new project.