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your text messaging, since all sent
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keeping you in-flow with your messages, while making them more
YVONNE JONES, CPM, CCIM
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
ASSET AND PROPERTY
MCCAFFERY INTERESTS, INC.
“Having this kind
of a device has
allowed me to take
my career further
because I can
—Yvonne Jones, CPM
Suppose you’re in the field, but you
need to access a file that didn’t make
it onto your phone, your tablet or
into the cloud. Splashtop Remote
Desktop could save the day. Splashtop is a remote desktop client that
allows you to log-in remotely to
your Mac or PC, right from your
Access your e-mail, play games,
even work with your Office software
from the field. All it
requires is installing
the Splashtop Streamer client to your Mac
or PC and having a
steady Wi-Fi connection. With Splashtop,
your device can instantly become a link
and a digital trackpad
to your office worksta-
BECOME A LINK
AND A DIGITAL
tion, wherever you are.
Burg-Brown pointed out that a
key benefit of a remote desktop app
for a property manager is to be able
to access accounting and manage-
ment software. “I can see my com-
puter at anytime. I have software on
my computer that I may need, like
Quickbooks or my property man-
agement software, etc.,” she said.
Traveling and need a Wi-Fi connection? Jones recommends Boingo
Wi-Finder, a service that lets helps
you find wireless hotspots submitted by other Boingo users. Launch
the app on your iPhone or iPad,
plug in your destination data and
helpful, color-coded pins will appear on a map showing you locations that offer free Wi-Fi.
“Can’t be in the office for a WebEx
meeting? Do it on your iPad while
you drive. That’s cool,” said Jones.
Cisco WebEx Meetings takes the
WebEx conference call or video presentation and brings it to your iPad.
WebEx calls made through the iPad
can feature video conferencing and
presentation annotation tools, letting you mark-up and brainstorm a
presentation using just your finger.
You can even schedule, start or cancel a meeting right from your iPad,
iPhone or iPod touch.
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With Business Analyst Online
(BAO), key demographic and market facts have never been more accessible. Access information on
any location in the U.S. from median age, income and more just by
touching the neighborhood—even
get a run-down of spending habits. Comparing neighborhoods or
properties has never been easier, either. A touch of a button will compare two areas side by side.
Subscribers to the online version of Esri’s BAO service can get
detailed reports on a property as
PDFs, and set a wider radius for demographic sampling.
Jones said she most liked the on-the-go site analytics BAO provides,
noting that they’re “great for retail
management and leasing.”
Not using WebEx in
your office? Jones also
recommends a similar