May 22nd, 2017
Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!
IBM Tells Remote Employees to get Back to the Office
“IBM, one of the technology-sector giants that pioneered the concept of allowing its employees to work from home, is pulling the plug on its remote-working policy in an effort to create a more collaborative environment for it’s approximately 380,000 workers around the world.” www.mercurynews.com
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What’s Behind GE’s Move From the Connecticut Suburbs to Boston
“Although its new office building won’t be finished until 2019, executives have moved into temporary Boston offices. The company hasn’t wasted time in adopting its new home city. It has pledged a $50 million donation in the next five years for causes including Boston public schools and fighting the opioid epidemic in the region. It also cut a three-year deal with the Boston Celtics to provide data, analytics and equipment, and to put its logo on their uniforms.“ www.wsj.com
Drones Go To Work
“In some ways it’s astonishing that we’re using drones on construction sites and in movies. Ten years ago the technology was still in labs. Five years ago it was merely very expensive. Today you can buy a drone at Walmart that can do real enterprise work, using software in the cloud. Now that it’s so cheap and easy to put cameras in the sky, it’s becoming commercially useful. Beyond construction, drone data is used in agriculture (crop mapping), energy (solar and wind turbine monitoring), insurance (roof scanning), infrastructure (inspection), communications, and countless other industries that touch the physical world. We know that “you can manage only what you can measure,” but usually measuring the real world is hard. Drones make it much easier.” www.hbr.org
How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attack
“The most disheartening revelation from the cyberattack was that there was a fix available for the ransomware before the attack. Microsoft, which makes Windows, released a patch for the WannaCry vulnerability eight weeks ago, said Chris Wysopal, the chief technology officer of Veracode, an application security company.” www.nytimes.com
Amazon No. 2 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list — see where else ‘the world wants to work now’
“I believe the biggest reason that the best talent in the world wants to work and stay at Amazon is our unique culture of innovation and customer obsession,” said Beth Galetti, SVP of human resources at Amazon. “Thank you to our hundreds of thousands of employees who bring this culture to life and make sure every day at Amazon is Day 1.” www.geekwire.com
Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!