FM Perspectives

Sometimes looking back is the best way to identify and understand what lies ahead – whether your interest is in the shape of the industry itself, likely trends and future directions, company structures and capabilities, or an individual’s own track record.

i-FM has been immersed in facilities management for two decades. All of our content – news, feature articles, commentary, research – is captured in our vast (and unrivalled!) archives.

To mark the milestone of our first 10 years, we assembled a series of special reports – including a look at success stories and challenges within the industry, plus brief profiles 10 key people, 10 leading companies and 10 important themes (all as of 2009). Click here to read our 10 Years of FM review.

To mark our second 10 years we published our second decade news review (our first decade review is here). We also updated our unique review of the history behind the i-FM Top 50 - here you can find out what lies behind the companies in the rankings...the long record of M&A in FM, the successes, the failures.... 

At the end of each year, we also produce an essential news round-up looking back at the most important stories we reported over the previous 12 months. These provide a great overview of what in every case proved to be a busy year, with the added benefit of extra insight into how this still-young industry is developing. All of these are available here.

And if you are new to FM, or just want to refresh your grounding, check out our introductory briefing - an essential guide to what facilities management is all about.

Up-to-date information – often with the benefit of some context and historical perspective – can be critical to success in an industry as dynamic as facilities management. We’re here to help with that requirement: to get behind the day’s headlines you can search our entire site on any keyword or phrase via our site search function. (Please note that full access to i-FM’s Top 50, research and archive pages is available only to full licence holders.)

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