Facility Management

Smart Buildings

Cyber Security Falls Through the Gap Between OT & IT Responsibility

September 15th, 2022
Smart Buildings

The Long-Term Demand for Healthy Buildings

August 30th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Incorporating BIM Data into IWMS & BIoT Platforms for Building Operations & Maintenance

This Research Note highlights the trends in Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the building operations and maintenance sector and reviews the activities of the major players across the Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), Building Management Systems (BMS) and Building Internet-of-Things (BIoT) sub-sectors. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has established itself as a key software in the […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Building is Not a Destination, It’s a Journey

The vision of smart buildings, as presented by the media and marketing departments, depicts a technological utopia with broad sensory capabilities, intuitive human-centric applications, and advanced intelligence. This vision might be technically possible, but currently even the path to a “semi smart building” is fraught with challenges that make technical development difficult. Challenges which are […]

Smart Cities

European IoT-Enabled Elevator Maintenance Startups Examined

In this Research Note, we examine several of the European startup firms addressing elevator maintenance solutions and services. This analysis covers the business models, stakeholders, funding and acquisitions of WeMaintain, Digital Spine and Uptime, accompanied by Memoori’s own assessment of these startups. The lift and escalator industry has been shaped by a small number of […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Protocols Strive for Greater Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a massive issue for smart buildings. Cybercriminals are relentless but we must accept them as a reality of connectivity. What we shouldn’t accept is that the IoT sector helps them by churning out insecure products that are picked up by unsuspecting owners and operators who may have limited IT and cybersecurity knowledge. Facilities […]

Smart Buildings

Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the building automation business of Bravida Holding AB, a 100-year old Swedish company with a vision statement of “bringing buildings to life”.   This analysis is based on their 2021 Annual Report, investor presentations, growth strategy and M&A activities. Bravida operates in the Nordic market for technical service and installation of buildings and facilities. Bravida’s core […]

Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

Smart Buildings

Global Digital Workplace Market Consolidation Trend Intensifies

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to be a key growth strategy for established players providing solutions in the commercial office market, allowing them to augment their portfolio offerings to match the dynamic landscape. Our market analysis finds that M&A activity in the sector has seen an unprecedented rise since 2018, long before COVID disrupted workplaces and the […]

Smart Buildings

European Building Automation Player Sauter Advances Growth Strategy in Facility Management Services

For more than 100 years, Sauter Group, based in Basel, Switzerland with a production site in Freiburg, Germany, has provided products, solutions and services for building management and room automation.  With around 350 employees at the Basel site and 2,700 people worldwide, Sauter reported 2020 turnover of approx. €500 million, making them one of the second-tier building […]

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