Is technology FM's game-changer?
Wednesday 14th November 2018

It's a common view in FM these days: we're on the brink of fundamental, widespread change in what we do and how we do it. The driver is clear: rapidly developing technology. But is this really the case?

Brands talk, and people listen
Thursday 25th October 2018

'Brand' is one of those ideas that can seem a bit too trendy for their own good. Of course this particular concept means something in the fast-paced and increasingly global commercial world; but what's it got to do with real life?

Technology is the future
Thursday 4th October 2018

It's become a feature of every market survey, every industry conference, every insight report into the discipline: technology is the future of FM. That is certainly true; and it always has been.

More questions than answers
Monday 10th September 2018

Predicting change is a mug's game, especially these days when some of the old 'rules' seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management.

Planning for tomorrow
Wednesday 25th July 2018

One of the big challenges for every FM service provider these days is sorting out its strategy for the future: how does it see its markets developing? how does it want to be perceived? what sort of clients does it want? what's the right service offer?

What's in a name?
Monday 9th July 2018

Naming, and the related branding, forms part of the bedrock of marketing strategy. There’s a lot of science to both and a huge amount of material on good and bad experiences. But in the end, you make your decision, unveil your work and pray for the best.

Culture is more important than technology
Thursday 21st June 2018

That's the statement that stuck with me from Wednesday's Smartworking Summit, the latest in the series organised by consultancy Quora and this time focusing on AI in the workplace.

A tale of two FMs
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom. It was the age of foolishness. Sometimes it can indeed be hard to tell where you and others actually are.

Thinking about what we're doing and why
Wednesday 25th April 2018

I'm usually the interviewer not the interviewee. Being the one questioned is an unusual experience for those of us on the media side of the business; but it can bring a new perspective to the issues.

The outsourcing debate: do they mean us?
Tuesday 27th March 2018

Outsourcing has always been a touchy subject. It’s a good, sound business practice, widely used and time-proven; but it can also be an easy target for criticism, a magnet for hot-button claims around jobs, costs, quality, accountability and more.

Technology and people: An uneasy relationship
Thursday 15th March 2018

Videos of dogs doing tricks are always cute. But what if those dogs are actually quadrupedal robots that can open doors?

Conflicts of interest
Thursday 15th February 2018

Last week, i-FM reported that support services firms on the FTSE index announced more profit warnings than any other FTSE-listed companies in 2017. But why is this so?

Disturbing times
Thursday 8th February 2018

I’m not talking about Carillion going into liquidation or the recent news that Capita saw its share price plummet due to a profit warning, adding to market uncertainty and another knee-jerk reaction to the idea of outsourcing.



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