Tag: IoT

The Future of Smart Buildings: Trends and Tech for Facilities Managers

Smart technology has been on the rise in recent years. Data collected by Google shows that 61% of people now own a smart device like a virtual assistant, smartwatch, or smart TV. The trend towards increased smart-tech adoption applies to businesses, too. Google data shows that industry leaders are 1.5 times as likely to utilize […]

Faces of Facilities: Caroline Kelley from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Which clean energy technologies will help fuel a more sustainable future? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are hard at work to answer that question. Meanwhile, Caroline Kelley, a senior facilities manager at NREL, is dedicated to providing the scientists with a safe and well-maintained work environment. Based in […]

3 Recent AI Developments Every Facilities Manager Needs to Know About

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. As a facilities manager, it’s crucial to stay up to date with recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI). You are a key decision-maker responsible for reviewing standard practices and driving businesses forward, and using […]

The Rise of Proptech and What It Means for Facilities Management

As facilities managers or field experts, new challenges arise as the world grows more interconnected and data-hungry. These include the need to handle massive volumes of data, increase efficiency, and embrace cloud computing. Since the world is moving more quickly, businesses that do not adapt risk losing their ability to succeed and the possibility of […]

Why Smart Buildings Are a Smart Choice for Corporate Facilities Management

Smart buildings are modern structures engineered to automate various functions, rendering daily operations more efficient, safe, and cost-effective. This shift towards intelligent infrastructure is particularly noticeable in the corporate sector, offering a blend of architectural intelligence, energy conservation, and streamlined operational management. This article explores the various advantages that smart buildings bring to the corporate […]

The Evolution of Zero Trust in the Age of IoT

In today’s rapidly expanding digital ecosystem, the explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has broadened network vulnerabilities. Recent statistics reveal that almost one in every five organizations has encountered cyberattacks targeting their IoT devices over the past three years. Regrettably, a majority of these compact computing devices were designed prioritizing convenience over security. While […]

How the Internet of Things Is Helping Facilities Management

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a groundbreaking, innovative technology that profoundly transforms facilities management. Running a facility encompasses a wide range of day-to-day tasks, ranging from asset management to security and access control, and IoT is pivotal in making those tasks and duties more manageable and autonomous. IoT in Facilities Management IoT technology is […]

Prioritizing the Security of Building Operations in an Era of Digitization

In recent years, our world has become increasingly interconnected as technology plays a role in almost everything we do. This interconnectedness has given rise to smart buildings, enhancing productivity and promoting sustainability. However, it has also exposed vulnerabilities of a building’s critical infrastructure. With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, there’s more attention on the importance […]

Faces of Facilities: George Alvarado from C&W Services

George Alvarado is the quality assurance and training director at C&W Services, an integrated facility services provider to more than 600 customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. He is responsible for developing, researching, reviewing, and validating training content and quality assurance tools. He also collaborates with account leaders to evaluate adherence to […]

6 Tips to Boost the Efficiency of Facility Maintenance

When you hear “facility maintenance,” it’s easy to envision technicians and machinery. Yet, in our efficiency-centric era, its scope has broadened. It’s no longer just about upkeep; it’s about enhancing productivity, curbing costs, and setting new performance standards. Advanced tools, smart systems, and data-driven approaches are becoming integral. In this article, we’ll delve into the […]