20 IWMS, CAFM and CMMS Blogs to Watch in 2013

 

 

As always, the list below is randomized and we don’t consider it to be ranking.

1. The BRG Blog

BRG provides Workplace Management Solutions. BRG specializes in business advisory services, technology deployment and staff augmentation in support of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management organizations and has recently acquired Idisis.

“The blog is posting timely, valuable content which I find informative” (Tech Company, Fortune 500)

URL: http://brg.com/Blog

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2. Ask Ebiz

This is the blog for EBUSINESS STRATEGIES, and the blog is updated weekly with thought leadership topics on Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Management. For 2013 Ask Ebiz this an absolute must-read.

Always has great articles with a unique point of view and timely information! (FM Manager, Financial Services Industry)

URL: http://AskEbiz.com/blog

3. IBM Asset Management Blog

The purpose of this blog is to inform readers about current activities and offers for the Asset Management solution, as well as to provoke conversation about areas of interest in the market. Mary Gorczynski, Ron Wallace and other frequently update the IBM Asset Management Blog. With Pulse 2013 coming up, I expect a lot from the blog.

IBM consistently provides a good blend of industry news, best practices, relevant current events and company news. (IT-Project Manager, Hard FM Services Company)

URL: http://ibm.com/blogs/assetmanagement/

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4. Asure Software (formerly PeopleCube) Blog

Since PeopleCube has been acquired by Asure Software, the PeopleCube Scheduling Chronicles have been merged with the Asure Software blog a Real Estate Management, Energy Management, & Resource Management Blog.

Love this blog – totally relevant to the industry! (FM Employee, Software Company)

URL: http://www.asuresoftware.com/blog/index.php/

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5. Bigfoot CMMS Blog

Founded in 2002, Smartware Group, Inc. is focused on serving the software needs of maintenance operations professionals through its flagship solution, Bigfoot CMMS.

This blog is written by employees and industry experts about current maintenance topics. It’s designed to give you a forum to discuss the latest and most relevant industry news.

This new blog is geared towards Bigfoot CMMS users, but also is chock full of helpful maintenance information that can be applicable to a variety of audiences (maintenance coordinator, manager, operations, engineer) within this industry. With frequent postings and plenty of eye-catching imagery, this blog is certainly one to keep your eye s (and comments!) on throughout the year.

URL: http://www.bigfootcmms.com/eamblog/

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6. Collective View Blog

The collective view blog is new in this list, and they have interesting views on industry whitepapers. Let’s hope there is more to come in 2013. Quite a few people have voted for this blog however presumably mostly biased employees of Collective View.

Nonetheless we will give them a chance in 2013!

URL: http://collectiveview.com/blog/

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7. Manhattan Software IWMS Blog

Nancy Sanquist and David Karpook of Manhattan Software frequently post thoughts and opinions on Manhattan Software and the industry. Especially event coverage is highly valued.

A lot of great useful information from a company that knows the industry.

URL: http://www.manhattansoftware.us/blog

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8. CMMS Advice

CMMS Advice is a blog dedicated to centralizing information for folks interested in learning more about CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software), or on a larger scale EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) Software. The format of this blog is a free-form mixture of opinions, articles and whitepapers with CMMS or EAM as the central common thread.

Frequent posting, valuable content. Keep up the good work! (Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Service Provider)

URL: http://cmmsadvice.com

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9. The Infor Blog

Although The Infor Blog has already been around since 2008, this is the first time to be included in our list. I personally like the blog for its take on Enterprise Software.

URL: http://blogs.infor.com

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10. Gartner Blog Network

Nearly 50 Gartner analysts have registered on the Gartner blog network and frequently publish on a variety of technology related topics. The blog doesn’t only provide articles, but also webinars, white papers and other interesting information.

URL: http://blogs.gartner.com/

 

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11. FM:Systems Blog

FM:Systems helps facilities and real estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems web-based software improves management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property. Kurt von Koch, Marty Chabot and their team provide wonderful content. In 2013 I expect a lot more on FM:BIM….

With the extensive real world experience of team members in both operations and software, the tips and information offered cannot be beat. (Space Manager, Government)

URL: http://fmsystems.tumblr.com

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12. Dutch Lion Consulting Blog

Dutch Lion Consulting is the blog of industry veteran Bernard Hoefsmit. We have recently published a guest post on IWMS software licensing on our website, and there is more to come in 2013!

URL: http://www.dutchlionconsulting.com/blog/

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13. Qube Global Software Blog

Global View, the Qube Global Software Blog has been included in our list for the third consecutive time. Although we have seen a reduced number of postings by the end of 2012, it is most likely to get back up to speed in 2013.

URL: http://www.qubeglobal.co.uk/blog/

14. Mintek Blog

With more than a dozen posts in 2013 Mintek is again providing a lot of information on EAM CMMS and other subjects. The guys from Mintek also frequently post summaries from the industry.

Real life examples of the application of EAM CMMS software to improve asset and maintenance management. (Marketing Manager, Software Company)

URL: http://www.mintek.com/blog/category/eam-cmms

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15. insights – the iOffice Blog

On Insights – the iOffice team publishes Product Updates, Software Tips, Thought Leadership, Case Studies and News that is interesting not only for iOffice customers but for many industry professionals.

URL: http://blog.iofficecorp.com/

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16. McLaren Software Blog

In October Idox Acquired FMx Ltd To Add Facilities Management to McLaren Software Portfolio. CAFM Explorer enhances McLaren asset lifecycle support for corporate, public and commercial real estate. For 2013 we expect more blogs about CAFM.

URL: http://blog.mclarensoftware.com/

17. CFI Blog

As could be expected from the CFI team Bob Verdun and his colleagues have posted many articles in 2012. I’m quite sure that they will continue their postings in 2013 and therefore (amongst others) the CFI blog is a great read!

URL: http://www.gocfi.com/news/

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18. Oracle Primavera EPPM Blog

On July 19, 2012, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Skire. By combining Skire with capabilities from Oracle Primavera products, Oracle intends to create a full lifecycle Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) platform that provides a comprehensive offering from capital planning and construction to operations and maintenance for owners and operators, contractors and sub-contractors.

We expect quite a few interesting developments in the EPPM market, and therefore we have included Oracle in our list.

URL: https://blogs.oracle.com/eppm/

19. CoreNet Global Blogs

If you say Real Estate, you say CoreNet.

Need I say more?

URL: http://network.corenetglobal.org/BlogsMain/Blogs

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20. MicroMain Blog

Back in our list is MicroMain. Since 1991, MicroMain has been building strong relationships with customers in industries such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Property Management, Hospitality, and the Public Sector.

In 2013 MicroMain will continue publishing on CAFM.

URL: http://www.micromain.com/blog/