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IoT Asset Tracking Benefits for Hospitals in 2024IoT Asset Tracking Benefits for Hospitals in 2024January 09, 2024

Anything hospital administrators can do to make life better for patients and staff in hospitals bears looking into. In this age of burgeoning technology, there are digital solutions available – one of which includes indoor asset tracking using Internet of Things (IoT) asset tracking software. For those who aren’t familiar with IoT, let’s explain it…

What Is Blue-Dot Navigation and How Can It Benefit Your Business in 2024?What Is Blue-Dot Navigation and How Can It Benefit Your Business in 2024?January 09, 2024

In the last decade alone, the world has grown by leaps and bounds technologically. Although it can be overwhelming at times, this smart technology allows us to do things we wouldn’t have been able to do without it. Such is the case with blue-dot navigation. In fact, Dr. Simon Banville, senior geodetic engineer, in an…

Hospitality Technology Trends Transforming Resorts and Hotels in 2024Hospitality Technology Trends Transforming Resorts and Hotels in 2024January 09, 2024

Hospitality establishments like resorts and hotels are no longer just places where people lay their heads on fancy pillows when they’re travelling or on vacation. Over the past few years, the hospitality sector has been continually changing and technology is playing a large part in its evolution. With hospitality technology trends growing as they are,…

5 Ways Technology Increases Student Engagement in Higher Education in 20245 Ways Technology Increases Student Engagement in Higher Education in 2024January 08, 2024

During COVID-19, the use of technology in learning leapt to new heights. Virtual education was born out of necessity. The pandemic brought a new reality to higher education and changed what students expect from their professors as well as how both students and faculty approach learning and teaching. Decisions administrators in higher learning institutions make…

How Can Technology Help You Organize a Successful Trade Show Event?How Can Technology Help You Organize a Successful Trade Show Event?January 08, 2024

Organize a successful trade show event can be a daunting task. There’s so much to think about. Trade show planning doesn’t have to be an exercise in exhaustion, however, thanks to a host of tech tools that can relieve some of the stress. Systems, apps, and software exist to help organizers plan, execute and measure…

How to Create the Perfect Hybrid Working Environment in 2024How to Create the Perfect Hybrid Working Environment in 2024January 08, 2024

In an effort to find the perfect balance between pandemic mandatory work-from-home policies and post-pandemic in-office work protocols, companies worldwide are testing and refining hybrid working models. Some have even made it a permanent strategy.  Nike, for instance, formally  announced that its employees can work in a 3/2 hybrid approach, and Klarna unveiled its Flexible…

Using University Wayfinding to Create an Inclusive Campus EnvironmentUsing University Wayfinding to Create an Inclusive Campus EnvironmentJanuary 08, 2024

Getting lost on a large campus is stressful, whether you’re a new student, staff member, guest lecturer, or maintenance worker. Traditionally, physical signage has helped freshmen integrate into the campus ecosystem and save time when orienting with facilities and public spaces. In more recent times, adopting a university wayfinding software solution has become an affordable…

In-Store Marketing Strategies to Drive Sales in 2024In-Store Marketing Strategies to Drive Sales in 2024January 08, 2024

There’s a widespread belief that traditional brick-and-mortar shopping is on the decline. While many people do prefer the ease and convenience of shopping online, some argue that it lacks the personal touch and human connection of in-person shopping. Typically, older generations tend to shop in physical stores more often than Millennials and Gen Z, who…

Top 7 Airport Technology Trends to Watch in 2024Top 7 Airport Technology Trends to Watch in 2024January 08, 2024

The latest airport technology trends will undoubtedly transform the future of air travel like never before. Innovations from AI and Metaverse to sustainable development will not only enhance the passenger experience but also drive business growth within airports. Here are seven exciting technological possibilities that await the pioneers in the aviation industry that choose to…

The Top 3 Reasons Your Train Station Needs a Digital Mapping Solution in 2024The Top 3 Reasons Your Train Station Needs a Digital Mapping Solution in 2024January 07, 2024

Are you familiar with the digital transformation that’s currently taking place in transportation facilities? It’s a significant development, and we have some compelling statistics to support it. In the train category specifically, digital mapping solution for train stations, increasing numbers of train passengers are turning to mobile apps for ticketing and real-time information with. According…

Top 4 Higher Education Technology Trends to Watch in 2024Top 4 Higher Education Technology Trends to Watch in 2024January 07, 2024

The pandemic impacted higher education technology trends more than any event in the last decade. With the sudden shift to remote learning, universities, and colleges were forced to adopt new technologies at an unprecedented pace. Now, as we enter a new era of higher education, there is one question that lingers: which trends will stick,…

Location-Based Technology Can Help Fix Hospital Staffing ShortagesLocation-Based Technology Can Help Fix Hospital Staffing ShortagesJanuary 07, 2024

Emergencies blare over the intercom. Physicians, nurses, and other staff members hurry through packed corridors. Visitors try to find their loved ones among dozens of rooms – such is life in a large hospital, especially teaching hospitals. Large hospitals are like little villages. People make bonds there, they laugh there, and they cry there. People…

Top 7 Facilities Management Trends to Watch in 2024Top 7 Facilities Management Trends to Watch in 2024January 07, 2024

Running a facility can be a challenging task demanding a range of responsibilities, including upholding standards, maintaining the building and managing costs. As a facility manager, you can count on not having to go it alone in keeping your facility running smoothly. Whether you’re dealing with issues related to energy costs, compliance, hybrid workplace utilization,…

Top 8 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch in 2024Top 8 Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch in 2024January 07, 2024

The world of healthcare has changed by leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Not only has the 21st century thrust the medical field into an advancing technological age, but it has also changed how healthcare providers care for patients. At this point, it seems the sky’s the limit when we ponder future trends…

How to Optimize Your Office Space in 2024 with Indoor MapsHow to Optimize Your Office Space in 2024 with Indoor MapsJanuary 06, 2024

The lack of autonomy in buildings causes frustration for employees and visitors alike. Getting lost is common and frustrating, especially in time-sensitive situations. In addition, trying to navigate to a conference room without any direction can slow down employee productivity and reduce employee satisfaction. Plus, large office spaces have multiple departments and floors. So, interactive indoor…

7 Ways to Create an Immersive Trade Show Experience in 20247 Ways to Create an Immersive Trade Show Experience in 2024January 06, 2024

Creating an immersive trade show display can set you apart from the crowd. A booth that is not interactive or appealing to the senses will remain unnoticed and is a missed opportunity. The solution? Planning ahead and brainstorming ideas with your team will help in designing and hitting your goals. Here’s How to Create a…

Top 10 Emerging Retail Industry Trends To Watch Out for in 2024Top 10 Emerging Retail Industry Trends To Watch Out for in 2024January 06, 2024

In the context of location intelligence, the retail industry trends refers to businesses that sell products or services directly to consumers, whether through physical or digital channels. This includes physical stores, online retailers, and other businesses that engage in direct-to-consumer sales. Location intelligence is highly important in the retail industry because it allows businesses to…

Engaging Future Generations: Technologies to Attract Youths to MuseumsEngaging Future Generations: Technologies to Attract Youths to MuseumsJanuary 06, 2024

Museums and galleries are fantastic ways to enrich our cultural understanding and education. By engaging with younger audiences, these institutions can help promote cultural appreciation and understanding, which is key to creating a diverse and inclusive society. Museums and galleries also need more youth visitors for their long-term success and sustainability. After all, these places…