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Knowledge is power

From IoT integration to robotics, intelligent assistants and virtual reality, CAFM might appear to be moving into the realms of science fiction. But as leading vendors explain, technology is driving unprecedented CAFM functionality which will benefit users and suppliers alike ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Artificial Intelligence friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the FM landscape, according to a new Insight report published by RICS in collaboration with IFMA. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul ...

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Developing skills for the digital age

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It is impossible to read an article these days that doesn’t talk about the relentless march of technology within FM and the built environment and how embracing the digital age or the ...

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Businesses must lead the way to a digital economy

With the digital economy changing the way we work and live, Paul Cant, VP of Digital Transformation at BMC Software explains why it is crucial for organisations to move quickly and adjust their businesses to embrace the radical changes ahead ...

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Workplace technologies

The challenges posed by emerging technologies was the area of discussion at Quora Consulting’s June Smartworking Summit where a group of eminent speakers gave delegates some cause for optimism regarding a brave new digitised workplace. Sara Bean reports The latest ...

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FM and digitisation of the workplace

There are many advantages to the FM sector in employing the latest technologies, from SMART lighting via the Internet of Things to the latest mobile apps attached to a CAFM or Building Management System. But the digitisation of the workplace ...

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Is It time to re-think two-way radios?

New research into the state of analogue radio communication in the UK suggests an upgrade to digital is overdue. Many facilities managers report that their analogue two-way radio systems are not up to scratch, and lack health and safety features ...

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Navigating the technical revolution

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director Vinci Facilities Researching how technology will enhance the delivery and direction of FM in the future has led me to fill my Twitter feed with like-minded FM professionals, clear thinking futurologists and enthusiastic property ...

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Smart works

Glen Cardinal, managing director of Platinum Facilities and Maintenance Services, explains why today’s maintenance engineer is more likely to need a laptop than a spanner, and what this means for facilities management Mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance used to be ...

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