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Daily Buzz: The New Smart Office Building

Many Americans want a smart office building

There are a variety of tools that increase an association’s productivity, but one of the most essential is an effective office space. After all, the infrastructure and capabilities of a building can play a big role in an organization’s overall workplace environment.

Jane Margolies writes in The New York Times that, thanks to advances in technology, more office tenants now expect landlords to provide the technical aspects of a work environment that they might have once developed. And many landlords are embracing such innovations to gain a competitive edge.

“Real estate experts say traditional considerations like location, access to transportation and floor-plate size remain the main reasons tenants pick one place over another,” Margolies said. “But, hoping to gain some sort of advantage, some office providers are beefing up other sorts of tech in their buildings, including antennae for picking up and amplifying cellphone signals and lighting sensors that track the brightness of the sun.”

If your organization is in the market for a new workplace, a “smart office” might be the way to go. But one thing to keep in mind: The more digital buildings become, the more security risks exist.

Please select this link to read the original article from Associations Now.

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