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Mobile apps are not new to facility management. But their focus is shifting. Gone are the days when facilities apps were mainly used by FM service teams, working around sites. Today, IWMS mobile apps are increasingly designed to benefit the entire workforce. One of the factors behind this evolution is…

With all the buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT), some facilities managers see it as the next shiny new toy – something where the hype creates anticipation far exceeding the actual experience. In addition, they believe it requires large upfront cash outlays whose return on investment is doubtful. Furthermore, they wrongly assume the technology is […]

Smart cities based on IoT are the future; and intelligent, connected buildings play an important role in such a citywide IoT network. “Smart buildings that currently function as autonomous islands will in time become hubs in a broad, urban IoT network”, says MCS Solutions’ CEO Koen Matthijs. “Connected buildings will even be able to function as virtual power stations.  This will positively […]

The role of today’s facility managers is expanding, involving them in more aspects of the business and making them more pivotal to a company’s success. Many facility managers are now reporting straight to senior management, making FM data collection and the ability to understand and report on the data more integral to their role.

Healthcare providers today are faced with growing competition, increased cost pressures, a growing number of elderly and chronically ill patients, and evolving quality and regulatory requirements. Healthcare reform is driving a trend from volume-driven to value-based healthcare, with new ″network″ delivery models and smoother transitions between care settings, like hospitals, outpatient and home care.

Over the years, cleaning service providers and large corporate customers have been working to transition from an input-driven model (number of hours of work) to an output-based model (measurement of cleaning result) and eventually an outcome-based model (impact on end users, customer satisfaction tracking).

Work is no longer ‘the place we go to‘ in the morning, it is the activities we do and the social interactions we have. New generations expect to be able to work and collaborate from anywhere, inside and outside the ‘office building’. And they count on technology to help them do that.

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