Taming the Data Tide Remains Apartment Tech Pros’ Priority

With software, applications and additional technology permeating every aspect of apartment operations, industry technology experts are constantly juggling numerous challenges. However, according to a panel of technology pros at the 2014 NMHC OpTech Conference & Exposition, the biggest challenges these days are meeting growing demands in four main areas: business intelligence, application integration, system security and organizations’ niche technologies. While each executive pointed to particularly pressing challenges in one or two of these areas, the reality was that every executive was dealing with issues in each of the areas to some degree or another. “I think we all have all four of these issues,” said Karen Hollinger, vice president of corporate initiatives for AvalonBay Communities. “So, it’s really a matter of prioritization.” For both Bob Lamb, vice president of information technology at Gables Residential, and Ray Thornton, senior vice president of information technology at MAA, business intelligence and security were Read More