|Real Estate and Technology
Property software faces its biggest crisis since technology began to play a key role almost 20 years ago.
A lot is written about how technology can drive forward business. Much less is heard about how it can lead to disaster.
David Exley is desperate to phone his light switch. The head of facilities management for Clifford Chance has not lost his marbles, although that might be understandable after moving the equivalent of a small town.
IT can boost efficiency but gains are marginal compared to improvements in management.
Property technology walks two parallel paths.
Technology is one of biggest culprits in global warming.Yet advanced IT and careful management has also become a major tool in controlling its own profligacy.
Working on screen has become so fundamental that few consider what would happen if the system goes down. And it will go down.
Could you survive without technology? Some people think it would be a blessed relief.
Technology breeds cynicism. Users donít care how it works, just whether it works. Consultants call it the silo syndrome.