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Realcomm 2018: What Happened in Vegas

Posted by Brendan Canny on 13 June 2018 in: Realcomm, Automation, Real Estate, industry news

The Open Box team looks forward to the Realcomm & IBCon event every year, as it offers a great opportunity for us to catch up with current clients, meet new prospects as well as keep up to date with the latest trends (be they cutting edge, or simply pain points being experienced by the industry).

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What is RaaS?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 4 April 2018 in: RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, Automation, Real Estate

Simply put RaaS stands for “Robots as a Service”. Great, but what does that mean and why should you care?

It is swings and roundabouts as the business world shifts between horizontal specialization and vertical integration and back again.

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Is RPA the Same as Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 22 March 2018 in: Artificial Intelligence, robotic process automation, Robots-as-a-Service, Machine Learning, Automation, RaaS

In my previous blog, I introduced the concept that RPA and our Automation Engine should be seen as a robust “toolkit” used to re imagine the tasks we currently assign to human beings. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) etc. fit into this concept as simply being additional tools within one arsenal.

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BitcoinCRE Event: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brendan Canny on 9 March 2018 in: Bitcoin, Real Estate, innovation, industry news

I'm taking a rain check on answering my next Automation FAQ, as I attended the very thought-provoking BitcoinCRE event and so I thought I would share some of the insights I picked up.

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Automation? How is this new, I’ve been using Excel Macros and screen scraping for years?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 2 March 2018 in: Excel, RaaS, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, Automation

I’d like to start off by saying that one of the cornerstones of what we are trying to provide with our automation services is a way of saying “yes” to more of our customers' requirements.

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Just Do It! And Other Takeaways From Blue Prism Pulse

Posted by Brendan Canny on 20 February 2018 in: Automation, Robots-as-a-Service, robotic process automation, industry news, Artificial Intelligence, RaaS

One thing was clear from the inaugural Blue Prism Pulse event in New York: the digital workforce is here, and, if you haven’t already, you need to dive in and get started with automation.

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Getting Rid of the Headcount Headache with Management Consulting

Posted by Brendan Canny on 28 September 2017 in: Management Consulting, business, Real Estate

Over the last ten years I have worked at Open Box, I have been fortunate to have been involved in conversations with many IT and Real Estate thought leaders. Recently I have seen a large focus in companies looking to reduce head count, whilst still providing comparable, or even better services to their company.

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Open Box Rocks at Realcomm 2017

Posted by Brendan Canny on 28 June 2017 in: Real Estate, innovation, robotic process automation, Realcomm

As a team, Open Box recently made its presence felt at Realcomm in San Diego by successfully exhibiting, as well as contributing a panel discussion. A two-day event, Realcomm focuses on the intersection of commercial and corporate Real Estate, technology, automation and innovation.

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What piece of the $6 billion pie will you take?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 21 October 2016 in: industry news

2016 is on track to see the largest capital investment in Real Estate specific technology to date. The number, depending on who you speak to, runs between 4 – 6 Billion US dollars. This figure may seem crazy at first, but that is until you see the amazing technology start-ups that are emerging with a singular focus on the Real Estate market.

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Putting MAPIC 2015 on the map

Posted by Brendan Canny on 18 December 2015 in: general

The year may be drawing to a close, but it was full steam ahead at this year’s MAPIC (an International retail property conference). I returned with some interesting food for thought that will no doubt develop into real advancements into 2016 and beyond.

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