FMLink Newsletter — Software — February 1, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — Software & Technology — February 1, 2018

This Software & Technology newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers software and technology news from December 28, 2017 through January 31, 2018.


How big data transformed the management of 300+ buildings in Philadelphia (Case Studies » ARCHIBUS, Inc.)
Find out how Philadelphia turned a nightmare of bad paperwork, backlogged data and incomplete work orders into citywide success

5 ways to improve the employee experience when using meeting room technology: Avoiding hitches, glitches and fumbles (Workplace Strategies » WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)

Upgrading the industry: Lessons for commercial real estate from the world of technology (Magazines » BOMA)
See how technology can guide you to attract and retain the best talent available

Projecting maintenance staffing needs for service providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

From AI and IoT to robots and drones, IHS Markit identifies eight top technologies that will change the way we do business in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

Deep learning, AI, privacy protection, drones — find out how these and other tech trends will impact video surveillance in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

Five emerging construction tech trends will impact worker productivity, safety and collaboration (Surveys and Trends)

See how tech such as BIM, mobile tools and drones can impact safety in your facility’s construction project (Surveys and Trends)

See if your energy services company is one of the top ones, and what it takes to be such a leader (Surveys and Trends)


Learn how construction project teams can collaborate effectively and make data-driven decisions with insights from Dodge’s cloud-based software (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Brown and aqua smart waste bins in Space Needle

Throw away, compost or recycle? These smart waste bins give guidance to avoid costly resorting, and improve tracking (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Now you can fully troubleshoot electrical systems without the risks of contacting metal (Energy » Products and Services)

If you’re looking for property services integrated with technology, see what CBRE has come up with (Products and Services » Services)

If you want to be able to control individual lights, check out this smart distributed lighting control platform (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Learn how FMs can save time by giving occupants this app to locate others, reserve a room, request FM services and more (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how a new Sodexo partnership with tech company Huawei is expected to reduce client operating expenses (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

If you’re looking for technology-enabled interior or exterior property services, these KBS acquisitions provide a single source (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Ever wished there were a Google-search for video? This AI-powered search engine for security and surveillance video does the trick (Products and Services » Security)

Help corporate teams brainstorm securely and share ideas no matter where they meet, with this portable digital eWriter (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)

Simplify your multifamily or dorm turnover with this app-controlled thermostat (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you’re looking for integrated, cost-effective mobile access control, check out this software/wireless lock combination (Products and Services » Security)

Find out how IoT can be applied to FM, even if your company is resources-strapped (Products and Services » Software & Technology)