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Getting Rid of the Headcount Headache with Management Consulting

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

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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Is Commercial Real Estate adopting technology quick enough?

Posted by Brendan Canny on 7 December 2015 in: industry news, Real Estate

We recently attended an interesting CRE Innovation Event in New York, which brought to light insights into the state of data-driven innovation in commercial real estate. The question that was asked was whether the industry is investing enough in innovation to meet increasing demands (especially since CRE has established itself as the fourth asset class with global transactions on the rise).

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Integrating Real Estate systems to maximise the benefits of existing data

Posted by Brendan Canny on 5 June 2015 in: Real Estate

As a Real Estate company you can choose to differentiate your business in a number of ways. One of which may be the ability to offer your tenants access to a portal which makes their life easier, while streamlining processes within your business. Imagine if your existing corporate website could actually link to a practical, user-friendly interface designed for your tenants’ use.

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Answer Your Questions Your Way

Posted by Brendan Canny on 8 April 2015 in: business intelligence

Talk to anybody in any company and I am prepared to bet that they will be able to give you an example of a recent business decision based on an Excel spreadsheet.

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Every project has a methodology to match… find the right mix.

Posted by Brendan Canny on 14 July 2014 in: leadership, open box

Waterfall vs Agile. As we take on any new project, this is inevitably one of the first debates.

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