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Combined blockchain adoption and IoT adoption: a DX sweet spot

"A sweet spot for digital transformation (DX) and innovation." That's how Gartner's Avivah Litan calls the integration of IoT and blockchain networks - with survey data to prove that organizations who have deployed the Internet of Things (IoT) realize...

Building a thriving global healthcare facility expert community: interview

With a community of over 100 trained and certified healthcare facility experts Schneider Electric's EcoXpert healthcare specialization program helps system integrators serve hospitals better. Yves Renaud and Chris Roberts on the program and global evolutions in healthcare construction and...

Joe Barkai: the real value of IoT is in the ability to aggregate different...

Joe Barkai calmly looks you in the eyes when speaking, so it’s easy to engage in the conversation. Connectivity is going to become a commodity, he says. To act upon data, you need to change the organization (Joe Barkai) Then, the...

Integrated facility management (IFM) in a connected FM market

Integrated facility management (IFM) isn't a new evolution in facility management. The outsourcing of operational facility management processes and related management activities exists for around two decades. As anything that has to do with the built environment, technologies are...

Building System Integration at an inflection point: interview with Martin Feder and Jeff Groat

Two years ago, we interviewed Martin Feder on the evolution of building management during the time of IP, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the shift of intelligence to the edge. Technologies are evolving fast while customer demands keep...

Industrial software for manufacturing – outlook and dynamics 2024

As the popular focus regarding Industry 4.0 has shifted to all the technologies that enable the so-called smart factory, it's easy to overlook the essence. Data is and remains a vital part of that essence. Data - and how...

HR in digital transformation – priorities for HR leaders in 2020

A lot is being written and said about the future of work and the strategic role of HR in digital transformation. The extent to which the many predictions on the future of work effectively occur will show in the...

Edge computing: the what, how and where of the edge

Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm bringing compute, storage, and applications closer to where users, facilities, and connected things generate, consume, and/or leverage data. Edge computing is already used in ample applications, mainly in combination with the Internet of...

Predictive maintenance (PdM) – proactive maintenance made predictive

Predictive maintenance (PdM) always seemed like the perfect use case for the Internet of Things (IoT), more specifically for Industrial IoT (IIoT) and environments where uptime of specific assets is critical and breakdowns can have important consequences for several...

Sustainability in hotels: from commitment to achievement with data

Customer experience excellence reigns supreme in many industries. For hotels, the guest experience outweighs any other priority, as mentioned in a recent article on technologies in the hotel industry. According to a survey of 72,000 Hilton guests, social, environmental...