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Playing to Win: Microsoft Joins Facebook in the Metaverse with $69bn Acquisition

February 2nd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Buildings, Workplaces, & the Metaverse Future

October 28th, 2021
Smart Buildings

The Not So Long Road to Virtually Virus-Free Office Buildings

On an otherwise ordinary January lunchtime in the canteen of a car parts company in the small town of Stockdorf in Southern Germany, a worker turned to a colleague and asked them to pass the saltshaker, in return they got the salt and the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This, according to German scientists, was the earliest […]

Smart Cities

The Virtual Reality of the Post-COVID “New Normal”

“Man is by nature a social animal…” said Greek philosopher-politician Aristotle over 2000-years-ago. His words may never have been more relevant than they are today, in our current crisis-induced era of social distancing. Socializing has not stopped, however, we are social creatures and we have the technology to remain social for work and play, even […]

Smart Buildings

Many Businesses are Rethinking the Way They Harness their Talent & Real Estate

With technology permeating everything that we do, it’s led to significant transformation in the workplace specifically, how, where (and who) is working and what work employees do. The speed of change and disruption across industries has also caused greater uncertainty as many businesses rethink the way they harness their talent and real estate,” suggests Susan […]

Smart Buildings

Virtual and Augmented Reality For Smart Buildings

Virtual and augmented reality has long been considered a disruptive technology across industry and consumer markets, always on the verge of changing the way we live, work and play. The Gartner Hype Cycle places VR and AR past the peak of inflated expectations and deep in the trough of disillusionment but excitement, at least, remains. […]

Smart Cities

What Would Our Cities Look Like If We Started From Scratch?

What would our cities look like if we started again, from scratch, with everything we know now? Would we create central business districts (CBDs) if we had the chance to redesign our cities? How different would our buildings be from the environments we have created now? These questions about workplaces, the built environment and city […]

Smart Buildings

The Future Office Could Be Virtually Anything You Want It To Be

What is an office building? Is it a physical structure made of bricks and mortar, glass and steel, or is it a place that companies utilize to bring all their staff together to facilitate the smooth operation of their organization? Is it both or could it be neither? This month Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle for […]

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