FMLink Newsletter — Software — June 1, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Software — June 1, 2017

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 March 23 through May 31, 2017.


Maintenance benchmarking for outsourcers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Perspectives on outsourcing—Benefits, evolution and approaches (How To » BOMI International)

Don’t be left behind wondering if you can make your building smart — see how IoT, Big Data, the cloud are driving the industry (Surveys and Trends)

Role of data in operational efficiency (Magazines » FMJ)

Learn the future direction of LEDs and how IoT can impact that (Surveys and Trends)

Benchmarking for outsource providers (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)
How benchmarking can help bidding for projects and compare one’s clients to others

World’s ninth longest road tunnel relies on ARCHIBUS to manage complex transalpine operations (Case Studies » ARCHIBUS, Inc.)

Harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve restroom satisfaction and reduce waste (Magazines » BOMA)

Don’t let your long-lasting LED lights turn “dumb” when IoT technology changes (Associations and Organizations)

Find out which new laws and technology are driving the global automation market, and what is hindering it (Surveys and Trends)

BIM, BAS, IoT — Trying to keep up with all the built environment technologies? This new group is ready to help (Associations and Organizations)

Look at what kinds of smart city projects may be coming to your city (Surveys and Trends)

Seven easy, no-cost actions FMs can do to drive sustainability into the professional cleaning industry (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)

Tips on enhancing employee productivity in the workplace (Workplace Strategies » WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)
What the FM can do to contribute to employee productivity


Getting swamped by data? New program shows how to manage real estate data for better analytics (Products and Services » Webinars, Education and Training)

Bring your maintenance into the future — efficient data collection and better data analysis (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

KONE Smart Lobby

What makes a “smart lobby?” Envision a vibrant, technology-integrated space with great people-flow (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

For that crucial real-time look at energy consumption, see the latest from Acuity Brands (Energy » Products and Services)

Analyze performance of data center operations in real time (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If your company wants control over private access areas, yet access to common areas, check Tyco’s enhanced security management system (Products and Services » Security)

This will blow your mind…Microsoft real-time holographic visualization being used to redefine FM service delivery (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Do you need to add more advanced features to your existing light system? Check out what Osram has done (Lighting » Products and Services)

Improve real estate decision-making with this new occupancy planning tool (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Reliable Controls app helps you see long-term building data trends in real time (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See how Siklu plans to revolutionize wireless physical security (Products and Services » Security)

Beyond smart buildings, would you believe smart air? Aircuity system promises significant energy/cost reductions, improved IAQ (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

You may be surprised at what this wall-mounted Bluetooth speaker can do (Furniture & Furnishings » Products and Services)

Can drones check your roof or find heat leaks? You may be surprised at what they can do (Products and Services » Services)

Your project’s team can be on the same page with this free BIM plug-in (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

See what Google and Accenture are doing to ID pests for quick remediation (Contract Awards)

Trying to minimize wasted space? See how smart sensors can help (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

With IMAGINiT’s software, you can see how different aspects of the Revit BIM model affect project performance (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Get real-time intelligence for smart facilities with this AI-enabled IoT platform (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Want to change the room temperature? Adjust lights or blinds? Just tell this IBM smart room to do it for you (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

Learn from Philips Lighting how connected lighting systems can use data to increase operational efficiency, save energy costs (Lighting » Products and Services)

Find out how Industry 4.0, or “smart factories,” can improve productivity, boost analysis of machine conditions (Surveys and Trends)

Did you know you may soon be able to connect your IoT through your lighting system? See what Acuity has come up with (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

If you’re looking for LED retrofits or fixtures to save on energy bills, check the wide range of instant-on products ALSET introduced at Lightfair (Associations and Organizations)