FM professionals must stay abreast of new technology

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FM professionals must stay abreast of new technology
FM professionals must stay abreast of new technology

It is essential that FM professionals throughout the region, keep pace with technological advances, to improve efficiency and to stay competitive. And to enable that, it is equally important that technology vendors should shoulder part of the responsibility to alleviate and fast-track digital transition, wherever possible

Facility management (FM) professionals need to stay abreast of new technology that can help boost efficiency, an industry expert said.

“It is essential that FM professionals throughout the region, keep pace with technological advances, to improve efficiency and to stay competitive. And to enable that, it is equally important that technology vendors should shoulder part of the responsibility to alleviate and fast-track digital transition, wherever possible,” said Javeria Aijaz, Managing Director of UAE-based innovator smart FM technology solutions company HITEK.

“HITEK epitomises the way in which facility maintenance services will be delivered in the future. It digitalises, connects and automates facilities management, by using innovative technologies that integrate people, process, assets and facilities in a logical and seamless fashion,” said Aijaz.

Using intelligent analytical platforms, for cleaning, security and maintenance, HITEK’s digital solution, part of the Farnek Group, connects people, assets and spaces from multiple remote sites. By utilising the internet of things (IoT), building management systems (BMS), cloud, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies, they are centrally managed and monitored.

While saving clients significant amounts of money by reducing manpower costs by up to 17 per cent by transferring from traditional FM operational management to HITEK’s smart management, the solutions support operational efficiencies, staff welfare, and sustainability.

“HITEK’s 24/7 command and control room or ‘nerve centre’, is located at Farnek’s state-of-the-art staff accommodation centre in Jebel Ali. Being 5G and Wi-Fi 6 enabled, HITEK can take advantage of increased bandwidth, ultra-low latency and enhanced security,” said Aijaz.

“This will allow us to rollout more connected and transformative applications of technology that not only uplift the face of FM digitalisation, but also offer enhanced efficiency, as technology advances, interfacing with all aspects of FM,” she added.

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