Entries by Duncan Hopwood

Accurate data about office use is key to flexible working

Abintra News Release Firms are failing to implement flexible working because of poor data about how they use their office space, warns a leading workplace specialist. Abintra, which pioneered the use of sensors to measure office use, says many managers still rely on gut feeling or flawed systems to make important real estate decisions. The […]

Time for businesses to future proof office real estate

News Release Businesses should be investing in future-proofing their office real estate for smart building technology or pay the price down the line, warns a leading specialist. Workspace flexibility specialist Abintra says it is seeing a drift among some corporations towards buying low-cost, basic sensors to monitor desk usage when they could be investing in […]

How a growing prop-tech company is helping big business save space and deliver new ways of working

Feature Article A growing workplace technology specialist is making an impact in sensor-based office space management, as firms seek better returns on real estate and new ways of working and retaining staff. Hundreds of corporations worldwide have introduced Abintra’s WiseNet system to monitor and manage the use of desks, meeting rooms and other office spaces. […]

Businesses blow billions on wasted office space

Big businesses in England and Wales are squandering £10 billion a year on under-used office space, our new study shows. The report ‘Wasted Space: The colossal cost of under-used office real estate’ draws together data from our work with more than 100 corporations worldwide with figures from government and the property industry to put hard numbers […]

Using Desk Sensors for Business Risk Contingency Planning

Office space is typically the second biggest overhead for organisations after their people. Increasingly, offices are designed to promote wellbeing and more effective ways of cooperative working, so losing all or part of your office space may have an impact beyond the obvious ones of disruption and relocation costs, spilling over into longer-term productivity losses […]

The new rules of meeting room etiquette

Meeting and conference rooms are an essential part of the fabric of most modern office spaces. With many businesses choosing to go open plan, they provide professional spaces for meeting with clients, collaboration hubs for co-workers and private work spaces when confidentiality is required. As with any shared space, rules need to be applied, but […]