Spotlight on Yardi eLearning
Technology provides many different ways to improve our lives and business processes. Yardi recently launched an exciting new training product that offers both our clients and their employees the chance to improve new hire training and ongoing employee development.
Yardi eLearning, developed...
Microsoft's voice assistant
Microsoft needs to take bold steps to regain precious ground. To that end, its Build 2014 Developer’s Conference included news both expected and surprising.
The expected announcements were related to the new Windows Phone 8.1 software and the much-anticipated update to the Windows 8.1 OS....
Working for the earth every day
You know those people with the electric car, the one that’s charged by the solar panels on the roof of their net-zero, LEED Platinum house? The people that only eat organic produce that’s delivered by bike from the local co-op?
The Community Environmental Council knows that you’re probably not one of them.
Whether you’re striving to be greener or you just like to do a solid for Mother Earth now and then, the Community Environment Council (CEC) is your advocate. The organization specializes in “real life solutions for environmental problems.” This is accomplished largely by meeting people where they are mentally and financially...
For multifamily marketing
On April 8, I was a panelist on a multifamily webinar sponsored by Apartments.com and Yardi Systems. Those who dialed in to the event were treated to an hour of insight on the best practices for multifamily content marketing.
My section of the presentation focused on content marketing,...
Creative community celebrations
There’s no better time than the present to start making a difference; and the best place to start is in your own community. Not only is Earth Day right around the corner, but eco-friendly action can help Mother Nature thrive.
First celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was launched to...
Education and original art
When it comes to thinking outside of the box, the Lobero Theatre Foundation nailed it. In 1994, the foundation created a storytelling performance piece for children as part of its literary outreach program. Donning masks, costumes, and a slew of boxed props, three actors set out to perform a...
Truly Wearable Tech from LG, Motorola and Samsung
Google Glass definitely had its appeal. Wearers looked as though they came to us from the future, equipped with endless knowledge and insight thanks to a little lens hovering near their eyeball. That little lens caused some discomfort that has prevented the technology from reaching a broader fan base: is the wearer looking at me? Recording me? Ignoring me for his or her own little cyber world?
Intelligent face wear will take much longer to rouse mass support than an amped-up watch, for example. Intelligent watches offer a less confusing alternative to wearable technology since watches don’t place a visual barrier between the user and...
Multi-family tech insight
Achieving renter happiness might be tied to the same desires that have made fast food and Amazon Prime among the most popular innovations of our time. Are you offering your residents instant gratification?
That was one of the technology trends discussed on a panel at the recent Crittenden...
Monitoring resident concerns
An old adage claims that the customer is always right. This statement couldn’t be truer in the apartment industry. With sites like apartmentreviews.com, rentadvisor.com and rentvoice.com offering a mouthpiece for residents to vent, it is important that property management companies take...
Real Estate Technology Insight in Washington, D.C.
The biannual Yardi Advanced Solutions Conference (YASC) offers attendees fantastic tutorials, exciting technology developments and insightful Q&A sessions. Learn how your organization can optimize the value of your Yardi products and services.
The East Coast conference will return to the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C on May 28-30, 2014. This year’s event will feature more than 250 sessions led by Yardi experts, providing clients with the inside scoop on the industry’s premiere business solutions. Empower your organization with the tools needed to automate daily tasks for improved efficiency, generate reports at the touch of a...
Omar Khan & Everybody Dance Now
When he was in high school, Omar Khan would lock himself in the bathroom to practice his hip hop dance moves in front of the mirror. Today, the UC San Diego graduate and Yardi employee is working with disadvantaged kids to show them that dancing can be something they do out in the open – and...
Learning the International Market
As a college student, my family and I would always invite a few international students to our home during the holidays so that they wouldn’t be stranded on campus alone. It was one of the many times that I realized how tough it was to be a student abroad.
The 2014 National Apartment...
Bozzuto Awards Make a Splash
Every year, The Bozzuto Group recognizes its top property management performers with a late winter gala that’s more like the Academy Awards than a rote corporate get-together. This year, the event truly reached superstar status when #BMA2014 – the Twitter hashtag for the event – trended...