Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Technology in Touch

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Technology in Touch

Article excerpt

As I take a brief respite from travel this year - having visited many of you at your local chapters, as well as those of you far away within our international chapters and partnerships - I realize how much business has changed for us with just a few advancements in technology. My own experiences and those you will read about in this issue of JPM are a testament to the fact that like it or not, technology is here to stay and we really do rely on it more than we probably care to admit.

On the positive side, given the travel expected during the course of my year as president, I feel fortunate to know that with my PDA constantly by my side, I try to keep in touch with my colleagues and clients, with my IREM staff partners and, of course, my family when on the road. The PDA has become something we can count on, but as fellow IREM Members point out in our feature, "PDA Appeal," (page 28) and in "RVP Corner," (page 52), it can also start to take over our lives; balance is key.

In addition to achieving balance with our use of technology gadgets and as part of the professionalism we constantly strive for as real estate managers, we must also consider how we use various technologies as a whole within our companies and whether we are making the best use of our resources both in human and financial capital. …

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