“I believe the biggest opportunities lie in the ability to collect, process and respond to data streams in real-time.” We couldn’t agree more. Three IT executives share their thoughts about the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) in this great article from CIO.com.
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Excellent insight from our CEO/Co-Founder Eric Graham, originally posted in Automated Buildings: Our most reliable source of information around facilities is the occupants themselves Managing buildings today is getting increasingly complex. With space at a premium, increased utility costs, and higher occupant expectations, facility managers are under pressure to manage buildings more efficiently than ever […]
On Friday October 21st, 2016 a complex and sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack led to numerous media outlets, social networks, and retailers going offline for a couple of hours in parts of North America and Europe. After realizing that they could not even tweet about it, many people freaked out. Here’s a quick summary- Certain […]
This past Wednesday, September 28, 2016, we hosted the world’s first Human Sensor Conference. 60 real estate leaders arrived from around the country to discuss the ways that occupant-facing technology will shake up building management. They were most interested in a mutualistic relationship- how can occupant-oriented technology not only improve the experience of every person in […]
The IoT is a powerful industry that will (and currently) advance tech into a new era. An even more advanced IoT will be the future of Facility Management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is drastically changing how people consume goods and services. One tap of a finger on their smartphone and people can get […]
There’s a good argument to be made for the fact that tech’s true value lies in its ability to save users time. Way back in 1440, for instance, the printing press unlocked an ability to produce multiple copies of manuscripts every week, rather than the previous 1-2 that might be produced by handwritten transcription […]
We have talked about the limits of automation in the world of facilities management in our last couple of posts about the topic. However, that doesn’t mean that automation doesn’t have a place in the world of facilities management. In fact, we believe that any automation, and similar technologies that utilize the internet of […]
Facility managers’ effectiveness has always been limited to things they hear and see around their buildings—whether first-hand, or through tenants’ reports. But, what about the things they can’t see? In many cases, invisible issues ultimately end up becoming visible only once they develop into a full-scale problem (such as when a corroding pipe […]
Smarter facility management starts with having the right data points. Today’s world is one in which watches count steps, phones track traffic, and lights automatically dim or brighten upon our arrival home. Unsurprisingly, this “Internet of Things” is redefining the way that people live—streamlining everyday actions for greater efficiency, improved health, and financial savings.