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Technology in FM

It’s almost too obvious to say. Like pretty much every other aspect of life, the implementation of new technologies – and the pace of continued new development – is reshaping FM. The benefits are considerable and measured in terms of greater efficiency, improved service delivery, better management, reduced environmental impact and much more. 

But all this development brings some challenges, too. There’s the issue of change itself, which is not always easy. There may be issues around costs of implementation, even if only in the short-term, and in many cases there may be a need for new skills to successfully deploy and manage new systems. Probably the greatest challenge, however, is simply to understand – to understand what a particular piece of new technology means, what it offers, what its real benefits and costs might be, whether it is the right choice for a particular situation.

Our technology hub aims to help with all this by providing easy access to a range of resources that offer FMs some of the information, insights and advice they need for a better understanding of what the future might hold for them and their organisations.

Recent technology-related content is shown in the list below. In addition, you can use the i-FM Search function to explore our news, feature and comment content covering technology issues. You can search on the topic ‘FM Technology’ on our News & Features page – which brings up dozens of relevant articles - or on any keyword on our Search page.

You can also find good insights into recent and likely future changes to FM practice and the wider marketplace in our White Papers. Each of these pulls together information, views and advice from the top speakers participating in the annual Workplace Futures conference series. Not surprisingly, technology frequently figures in these discussions.

And if you are already doing great things with new technology, share your success by entering the competition for the annual i-FM Technology in FM Award – designed to showcase the benefits of real innovation in the industry.

Information about the Award scheme, as well as past winners and shortlisted entrants, is here.

Featured Content

Lone worker protection alerts surge

Growing risks and hostile environments are driving up the number of alerts.

Random thoughts

Something about emerging from the relatively intense conference development process always brings on a reflective frame of mind.  Indulge me.

2024 Technology Award winner revealed

Soft services specialist SBFM Ltd has won the 2024 i-FM Technology in FM Award.

Amey and MRI to launch ‘first of its kind’ software

The new technology platform will revolutionise the way public sector clients manage their workplaces, they say.

Workplace Futures 2024: join us, in-person or virtual

Ten days to go and just a few in-person delegate places are available. Book now.

Bellrock buys mobile data collection specialist

Mobiess Ltd is the group’s second acquisition announced this month.

Workplace Futures 2024: programme confirmed

The full programme for February’s FM industry conference is complete and online now.

New ‘smart’ offering from SFG20

The building maintenance software specialist is aiming to address ‘once in a generation’ challenges facing FM.

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