Entries by crowdcomfort

The Dark Side of IoT Devices in the Workplace

On Friday October 21st, 2016 a complex and sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack led to numerous media outlets, social networks, and retailers going offline for a couple of hours in parts of North America and Europe. After realizing that they could not even tweet about it, many people freaked out. Here’s a quick summary- Certain […]

The Future of Real Estate Tech: 60 Leaders Weigh In

This past Wednesday, September 28, 2016, we hosted the world’s first Human Sensor Conference. 60 real estate leaders arrived from around the country to discuss the ways that occupant-facing technology will shake up building management. They were most interested in a mutualistic relationship- how can occupant-oriented technology not only improve the experience of every person in […]

Make “sense” of building performance with CrowdSense

We are excited to launch the arrival of our new informational tool called CrowdSense! The tool was built from an interactive visualization of 200+ smartphone reports sourced from one anonymous enterprise customer. In just a three-month sample, CrowdSense shows two previously unknown HVAC problems that the BMS (Building Management System) was unable to find. “No facility […]

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Why Phone Use at Work is vital in Today’s Office

In the “Age of the App,” personal phone use provides productivity and ease of use simultaneously. Let your employees have their cake and Instagram it too!   Our smartphones. They are attached to us like a second-nature appendage. At home, in the car, or on the train these devices are always with us.  Except at many workplaces. […]

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6 Workplace Leader Actions to Advance Productivity

Business leaders know, and research validates, that workplace conditions influence employee performance and engagement, and ultimately company productivity.   A safe, comfortable, and healthy working environment, in addition to social dialogue and technology, will advance productivity. This sounds pretty common sense, but the above conditions rely on six actions:

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The Wall Street Journal and Office Thermostat Wars

  The office thermostat wars are very much real. These conflicts can cause stress, headaches, along with company-wide discomfort. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenberger decided to outline this problem and provide the most tech-savvy solutions.   Janice from accounting is freezing. Ever since she clocked in at 9 a.m her mind drifted away from […]

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Connected Management and Operations for the Future

By Eric Graham — CEO; @begraham43 I never miss an opportunity to quote Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Beuller  This quote could not be truer today when it comes to technology. The most salient example comes from my own life: My dad was an […]

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Operational Ju-Jitsu: Actionable data through Crowdsourcing

Operational Ju-Jitsu allows you to leverage crowdsourcing to provide advanced insights and data, which provide unique advantages.   By: Eric Graham – CEO; @begraham43 Crowdsourcing is not a fad. It’s a proven method of data collection and analytics that taps into the wisdom of the crowd. Even so, many operations managers and other professionals do […]

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The 13 Mobile Enterprise Apps Enhancing HR

Mobile applications are easing their way into enterprise operations, and help make HR responsibilities easier to manage.   There was a time when applying, interviewing, and being hired for a new job involved multiple visits to the employer and a lot of real-time, face-to-face interaction. Resumes and statistics were important, but the human element played […]