May 19, 2020

Lincoln Property Company selects Aquicore for its technology requirements

Real estate
lincoln property company
aquicore
USA
Sumit Modi
2 min
Lincoln Property Company selects Aquicore for its technology requirements

Lincoln Property Company, one of the most respected and diversified real estate service firms in the US, announced it will be partnering with Aquicore.

It will then deploy its comprehensive energy analytics and utility tenant billing solution to enhance building efficiencies - which is a part of its Energy Services initiative - across its Mid-Atlantic portfolio. Aquicore will provide real-time electricity, water, and gas data at the building space and equipment level within one central platform across the company’s portfolios. Property managers and engineers will be able to access this data remotely at any time, schedule daily and monthly reports, and receive real time alerts about their buildings.

Lincoln Property Company engaged Aquicore in September 2015 in buildings within its Washington, D.C. portfolio. By deploying Aquicore’s solution on a large scale, it plans to quickly improve operations and provide optimized service to clients across its portfolio.

Brandon Ernst, Executive Vice President of Property Services and Senior Director of Property Acquisitions at Lincoln Property Companies, said: “We are always looking for ways to enable our teams to make faster and smarter decisions and to optimize the way we service our clients. We’ve had excellent results with Aquicore in several buildings, so this was a natural choice for us. In addition to providing reliable data in a user-friendly software, the Aquicore team is dedicated to providing the quickest path to value on the market. They do all the heavy lifting, which makes it easy for our teams."

Logan Soya, Aquicore's founder and CEO, added: “We are honored to have been selected by Lincoln to provide this strategic capability. As a renowned real estate firm, Lincoln Property Company will be able to take advantage of Aquicore’s real-time analytics to make decisions efficiently that improve tenant use of buildings throughout the Mid-Atlantic every day while reducing their carbon footprint.”

Aquicore will be deployed in 45 buildings by July 2016, and approximately 100 by the end of the year.

 

 

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May 12, 2021

How innovation is transforming government

United States Air Force
Leidos
Bizclik Editor
3 min
Leidos is a global leader in the development and application of technology to solve their customers’ most demanding challenges.

According to Washington Technology’s Top 100 list, Leidos is the largest IT provider to the government. But as Lieutenant General William J. Bender explains, “that barely scratches the surface” of the company’s portfolio and drive for innovation.

Bender, who spent three and a half decades in the military, including a stint as the U.S. Air Force’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has seen action in the field and in technology during that time, and it runs in the family. Bender’s son is an F-16 instructor pilot. So it stands to reason Bender Senior intends to ensure a thriving technological base for the U.S. Air Force. “What we’re really doing here is transforming the federal government from the industrial age into the information age and doing it hand-in-hand with industry,” he says.

The significant changes that have taken place in the wider technology world are precisely the capabilities Leidos is trying to pilot the U.S. Air Force through. It boils down to developing cyberspace as a new domain of battle, globally connected and constantly challenged by the threat of cybersecurity attacks.

“We recognize the importance of the U.S. Air Force’s missions,” says Bender, “and making sure they achieve those missions. We sit side-by-side with the air combat command, intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance infrastructure across the Air Force. There are multiple large programs where the Air Force is partnering with Leidos to ensure their mission is successfully accomplished 24/7/365. In this company, we’re all in on making sure there’s no drop in capability.”

That partnership relies on a shared understanding of delivering successful national security outcomes, really understanding the mission at hand, and Leidos’ long-standing relationship of over 50 years with the federal government.

To look at where technology is going, Bender thinks it is important to look back at the last 10 to 15 years. “What we’ve seen is a complete shift in how technology gets developed,” he says. “It used to be that the government invested aggressively in research and development, and some of those technologies, once they were launched in a military context, would find their way into the commercial space. That has shifted almost a hundred percent now, where the bulk of the research and development dollars and the development of tech-explicit technologies takes place in the commercial sector.”

“There’s a long-standing desire to adopt commercial technology into defense applications, but it’s had a hard time crossing the ‘valley of death’ [government slang for commercial technologies and partnerships that fail to effectively transition into government missions]. Increasingly we’re able to do that. We need to look at open architectures and open systems for a true plug-and-play capability. Instead of buying it now and trying to guess what it’s going to be used for 12 years from now, it should be evolving iteratively.”

 

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