Technology in Facilities Mananagement
10 May 2017
If you compare the role of facilities manager working just 10 years ago to the role of one working today, it is clear that the influences of technology and sustainability are having a powerful impact on the sector. The world is evolving faster than ever, with new technologies rapidly changing the way we interact with one another. We’re also living in a time in which environmental issues are at the forefront of our minds, thanks to the very real threats of climate change, pollution and the depletion of our finite natural resources. So how can technology today help you as facilities managers? The explosion of Smartphone technology, cloud computing and wearable technology is contributing to a fundamental shift in the ways that facilities managers conduct their business, leading to a rise in ‘super mobility’ – being able to carry out tasks, irrespective of where you are in the world. Facilities managers are benefiting both from mainstream technological innovations – such as improved video conferencing and multimedia instant messaging apps – as well as a rise in facilities management mobile apps, which are opening up new worlds of opportunity. As a result of such developments, facilities managers are increasingly able to manage their operations remotely, enabling them to respond more quickly, and with more data, without even having to visit the site – a truly energy-efficient progression.