Google is shaking up its facilities management (FM) as other tech giants target enhanced market penetration, but what effect will this have on companies in the Middle East?

In the latest episode of Construction Week In Focus, Oscar Rousseau, deputy editor of Construction Week, and Nikil Pereria, deputy editor of facilities management Middle East discuss big tech's pursuit of the FM space, and what it means for businesses in the region.

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Google is exploring experiential FM, where it uses data and analytics to enhance FM operations. Discussion is even ongoing about creating a Google company focused solely on FM, and this entity would not be exclusive to the tech giant's California headquarters, but its global offices including Dubai as well. 

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