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Facilities Management is Moving Forward with Technology
Information is one of the most valuable resources for facilities management departments, so it’s essential to have a process that lets you achieve full value

facility departments  IT won’t operate the Facility Management systems, but it will serve the facilities staff as a customer in much the same way it does accounting and other departments today. Many large companies already have centralized Facility management system in place that monitors and controls the environment across their large buildings and campus facilities. These systems have begun to migrate to more open IT infrastructure in much the same way that telecom and networks have converged. Next-generation facility

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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