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How Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology Advance Workplace Automation

Virtual reality and wearable technology seemed like science fiction only a decade ago  – and now we’re seriously looking at the impact both technologies can have on the modern workplace.

The area where these technologies will have the biggest impact is in workplace automation, streamlining processes and eliminating common pain points experienced by businesses of all sizes.

Soon enough, it’s likely we’ll virtual reality accomplish the following goals:

  • Eliminate physical computers and create an exponentially increasing base of remote workers. VR headsets could very likely eliminate desktop computers, allowing workers to simply use the headset and wireless keyboards to complete their work, while still allowing for secure access to a company’s VPN.
  • Reduce operating costs. No more physical desktop computers means far less operating costs at your physical office location.

What’s most intriguing about this concept, though, is the idea of augmented reality. It often gets lumped with in virtual reality but it’s a separate concept. Augmented reality adds a layer to what you already see, as opposed to virtual reality creating something entirely new. Sounds like science fiction, right? It does, but this type of technology is already available. Daqri, a Teem customer, offers augmented reality products like the Daqri Smart Glasses.

Aside from the typical “heads-up display” information, augmented reality can:

  • Help workers visualize workflows
  • Identify and correct workflow inefficiencies
  • Visualize designs for new products
  • Give workers real-time feedback on their performance
  • Give workers information relevant to their position within a company, their task, and at their digestible skill level

What about wearables?

Wearable technology – aside from VR headsets – will play a role in workplace automation as well. It’s estimated that offices will contain roughly 75 million pieces of wearable technology, per industry research.

One great example, though, is the Clik Earbud. These earbuds, expected to be available by 2020, will completely eliminate the need for human translators.

The Click Earbud will translate 27 languages in real time, which means your early-morning conference calls with international partners won’t be bogged down by misinterpretation.

For some companies, international business deals may still seem out of reach, but it’s expected by 2020 that the translation industry will have grown 42% since 2010 – in the US alone. That growth is due in large part to the increasing globalization of the economy.

From creating a more effective and robust remote workforce to reducing overall operating costs, virtual reality will make an impact in the workplace in the coming years. Wearable technology will play an integral role in the implementation of this technology as businesses work to use it in order to streamline their automation efforts.

It wasn’t too long ago that virtual reality – and even wearable technology – still felt like science fiction. With the rapid advancements in both technological areas, though, we’re going to see a swift move by the business community to adopt these solutions to aid in workplace automation. Wearable technology is already popular in major tech and SaaS companies across the country – it’ll be incredibly interesting to see where virtuality reality lands and how soon it becomes practically efficient.

This article originally appeared on the Teem website.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

 

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Finding the right leasing space in the Boise Valley

The Sundance Company knows that finding the right leasing space for your business can be a complicated process, and that is why we are here to help your company find the right space in the Boise Valley. Whether it is Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Nampa, or someplace else in the metropolitan area, The Sundance Company can help with your leasing space needs.

There are several variables to consider and The Sundance Company offers a general summary of the leasing process. Please remember this is a general summary of the leasing process and the steps involved for your company can vary depending on a number of factors.

  1. Identify Needs: Location, location, location. You have probably heard that phrase numerous times in the business world and the word location is might be the most-used word in real estate. Why?  Location affects your visibility, the quality of your space and ultimately the long-term value of your business. Before you finalize your location in the greater Boise metropolitan area you need to answer a few questions: Where are our customers? Our market region? Our employees? Where is the competition located?
  2. Cost: Your monthly rent will be determined by a few variables including location (Boise, Meridian, or Nampa), lease rate per square foot, free rent or other concessions provided by the owner, utilities and other costs if the lease is Triple Net, additional tenant improvements that are amortized into the rent, and annual rental increases as provided for in your lease.
  3. Type of Space: The type of space you need is going to be determined by the type of product or service you provide. Is it industrial? Retail? Office? The Sundance Compay has commercial real estate leasing options including industrial, retail, and office throughout the Treasure Valley so we can certainly find the right type of space for your company.
  4. Looking for space: Trying to find the right commercial real estate leasing space can be done in a number of ways including driving all over town trying to find the properties that match your criteria or securing the services of a tenant representative. If you want to make the best use of your valuable time then contacting a tenant representative might be your best option and The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Boise Valley. With more than 1.6 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations, The Sundance Company can help you find the commercial real estate leasing space that best fits your business needs.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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Why Do Freeways Come to a Stop?

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About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

 

 

 

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How valuable is road frontage?

Boise Valley business owners want and need large amounts of signage for their businesses so it is crucial that they have plenty of road frontage.

For business owners, it is best for them to have their stores located conveniently to their customers. If they are on a main highway or road, they will have great visibility to the traffic going by. This can quite possibly bring customers into their stores that they normally wouldn’t see through their normal marketing. Also, a customer new to the location can find the store much more easily when in the line of sight. Visibility on major road frontage is a huge advantage for the business owners and their stores.

Another reason why business owners like to have their stores along major road frontage is because of the ease in which customers can enter and exit the property. If they are forced to drive through large parking lots, wind behind other major stores, and park on a land locked parcel, there is a possibility that the customer would go to a more easily accessible competitor.

All of The Sundance Company’s commercial real estate buildings in the Boise Valley feature major road frontage and were built in high traffic areas giving the business owners excellent visibility and ease of access that business owners look for in a profitable commercial property.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and the greater Treasure Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime Boise and Meridian locations. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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A History of Space Travel

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About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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Productive Workplaces

Technology is making the physical office environment more intelligent and responsive to company workflows. Today’s building owners and corporate occupiers have the ability to gather troves of information with sensors and The Internet of Things (IoT) that can help manage a building, right down to individual workspaces. From lighting, to HVAC, to access control, we are increasingly able to monitor and fine-tune every system in our buildings and workplaces.

And technology isn’t just improving the built environment but also the way we work and communicate. Video conferencing, social networks and virtual office technology has removed traditional workplace boundaries for enhanced productivity, collaboration, and flexibility. By incorporating “smart office” technologies, companies are making the physical work environment intelligent and adaptable to company workflows.

Here are three key areas that every modern office planner needs to consider when it comes to creating intelligent and productive work environments.

  1. Integration of new technology into the workplace

Our lives outside the workplace have been fully integrated with technology for some time now; and it is no secret that corporate leaders are looking for opportunities to further leverage technology inside the workplace too. Trends like “data analytics”, “collaboration”, “space efficiency”, “mobility”, “customer experience”, and “millennial attraction” are all key issues that the C-suite is wrestling with; and expecting their CRE and IT teams to address together. Each of these trends are centered on the need for a cohesive approach to the design integration of technology solutions throughout the workplace as a baseline requirement to deliver the returns that these ideas promise.

  1. Providing the workplace with an IT backbone

Smart technology isn’t just about putting in a programmable thermostat to cut your energy costs. It’s about understanding the needs and wants of tenants and their employees, and making the right technology investments to meet them. In today’s increasingly tech-savvy world, building occupants expect reliable connectivity, so they can use their mobile devices to their full capacity and take full advantage of the latest smart technologies ensuring convenience, security and comfort. Failing to meet this expectation can result in higher tenant turnover for landlords and higher employee churn for tenants, not to mention the significant revenue loss. Providing reliable connectivity solidifies occupant loyalty — and gives you a competitive edge against other buildings and workplaces.

  1. On-demand workplace management

As corporations look for cost reductions and efficiencies, technology will be an important solution to managing both scheduled and on-demand services, from catering and food services to events management and health and wellness options. Already booming in the consumer sector, technology-enabled services for commercial real estate have the potential to reduce operating costs, streamline access to new and innovative office services, and enhance workplace satisfaction. A technology-enabled platform and marketplace can enable companies to strategically scale their facility management needs based on their specific and ever-changing requirements.

This story originally appeared on the CRE.Tech website.

About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

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July 4th By the Numbers – 2017

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About The Sundance Company
Established in 1976, The Sundance Company has the experience to help you with your commercial real estate needs throughout the Boise Valley. If your requirements include property management, leasing, real estate development, project planning, construction or space planning then look to us. The Sundance Company has more than 1.5 million square feet of office and industrial space available in prime locations in the Boise metropolitan area. More information is available at www.sundanceco.com or 208.322.7300.

 

 

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