Hybrid Workplace

Smart Buildings

essensys Flexible Workspace Technology Business & 2022 New Financials Examined

November 30th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping Cushman & Wakefield Strategy in Smart Buildings

November 23rd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, Part 2 of a 2-part analysis, is intended as […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping Microsoft’s Hybrid Work Business Strategy

In this research note, we map Microsoft’s hybrid work business strategy, analyzing its various partnership and acquisition moves by technology, to trace its course over recent years and explore its intentions for the future. Microsoft has played a fundamental role in shaping the modern workplace. From its role driving individual computing into the office during […]

Smart Buildings

Thoma Bravo Leading Consolidation in the Hybrid Work Market

“With the proliferation of hybrid work, there is an unmet need for technology solutions that enable businesses to adapt to the changing needs of the workplace,” said Brandon Holden, former chief executive of iOffice + SpaceIQ. “When an employer gets their employees back into the office, they have to have an environment that’s creating a […]

Smart Buildings

Leading Building Automation Players Invest in Occupancy Analytics

In this Research Note, we examine two strategic investments in workplace occupancy sensing and analytics platforms by leading building automation incumbent players, Carrier Global Corporation and Johnson Controls. Sensors and sensing platforms in the commercial office space are technology solutions being adopted for occupancy analytics, people counting and location services. As a result of the adoption of revised working […]

Smart Cities

Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

The pressure is growing on commercial buildings to become smarter. The continuing fight against climate change is driving stronger regulation on energy efficiency, demanding greener building systems governed by data from broad sensor networks. The gradual return to work after COVID lockdowns demand higher health and safety standards, which also drives buildings toward smart technology. […]

Smart Buildings

Real Estate Service Firms Continue to Invest in Smart Building Tech in 2022

Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]

Smart Cities

Big Tech Muscles in on the Workplace Experience Tech Market

You know a market or trend is maturing when the world’s biggest companies start to take interest. Tesla may have led the development of the modern electric vehicle (EV) but we only knew the EV market was here to stay when all major automotive players began to develop their own electric models. For many, Apple’s […]

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