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JVH comments on Parking News every day at PT Blog – log on at www.parkingtoday.com. Each month, there are at least 40 other comments like these, posted daily.


If you go to the online edition of March 2012 Parking


Today, you will find all the “hot links” below. And even more current comments by PT Editor JVH.


I Can Tell You the Future in One Word: ‘Plastics, er, no, ‘Apps’


Posted Jan. 23, 2012, by JVH If the Braddock family friend in “The Graduate” movie had


been living in 2012 instead of 1967, he might have whispered “Apps” in the ear of young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman), instead of “Plastics.” After all, he was telling the young graduate where he should invest his hard-earned education. I spent yesterday afternoon with Grant Furlane, a person


well-known in U.S. and Canadian parking circles, and all he could say was “App, App, App.” Grant, whose picture is in the dictionary next to the word “raconteur,” regaled me with exam- ple after example of how the parking industry should be moving into a “cloud-based, android-based, application-based” world. His companies, ANAi Global and iPark Management, have


developed a cloud-based system that can be accessed by applica- tions custom-built for parking operations. Whether it’s a hotel, Continued on Page 60


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