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Increase office space efficiency with IoT

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 19, 2017 | Buildings

Did you know that it costs between $4,000 – $14,000 per year for a workspace for one employee? For a small company of only 100 workers, you’re looking at over a million dollars. For companies with employees in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, that number quickly turns into hundreds of millions, if not billions. ...read more


Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue

Written by Jayant Hardikar and | May 19, 2017 | Buildings

IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and environment. With the explosion of sensors, sensor data, innovative ideas of how to harness all the data and vendors who are implementing solutions, there is a real danger of causing data fatigue for the organizations using ...read more


Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

Written by Zach Jory | March 18, 2017 | Automotive, Buildings, Factories

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this ...read more


Cognitive manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Written by Jiani Zhang | March 17, 2017 | Factories, Manufacturing

Talk to any manufacturing executive and odds are they have heard of Industry 4.0. Originally coined in Germany through a technology project to computerize manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has now launched into a worldwide initiative to transform this sector. Japan and China have even coined their own ‘Industrial Value Chain Initiative’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ ...read more


4 BIG ways the IoT is impacting design and construction

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 12, 2017 | Buildings, Cities, Environment

This is the first post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every facet of the building – how we inhabit them, how we manage them, and even how we build them. There is a vast ecosystem around today’s buildings, and no part of ...read more


Change one thing: The IoT meets New Year’s resolutions. Part 4: Stop procrastinating

Written by Jen Clark | January 5, 2017 | Blog

What’s that? Part four of our New Year’s resolution series is due today? Yeah I know. Uh huh. Yup, I’m writing it now. Ooh ‘First Dates’ is on – maybe 20 minutes of that will help me relax so that I can focus better later on. I’ll get to work in a moment… Sound familiar? ...read more


Knightscope: robotic police

Written by Kamron Nafarieh | August 10, 2016 | Robotics, Security

Robotics is a diverse and far reaching industry. In  the digital age, we are just beginning to understand where robotics can have an impact. Enter Knightscope, a crime fighting robot. Crime rates in the United States have fluctuated greatly over the years. After the second World War, crime rates increased in the U.S. and continued ...read more


IoT and the environment: A greener world

Written by Liza Cooper | August 3, 2016 | Environment

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives ...read more


Systems engineering and IoT

Written by Barclay Brown | June 17, 2016 | Buildings, Commentary / Opinion, Continuous Engineering...

Always fast, always first may not be always sensible for engineering Internet of Things (IoT). While exciting new IoT platform tools may allow the quick integration of new devices into a company’s business process, quick and informal may not be the wisest approach for many IoT applications given its complexities and associated risks. IoT devices ...read more


3 BIG ways the IoT is impacting the way we experience buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 6, 2016 | Buildings

This is the final post in a four-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting buildings. Over centuries, buildings have evolved from simple shelters to specialized habitats where we work, eat, shop, and find entertainment. Once constructed, these structures can last for hundreds of years, and yet, they are largely static. They can’t ...read more


3 BIG ways IoT impacts the financial management of commercial buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

This is the third post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. So far in this series, I’ve looked at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting both building design and construction and building management. Now, I’m going to turn my attention to everyone’s favorite topic: money. More specifically, money ...read more


Why now is the right time to make the IoT investment

Written by Chris O'Connor | May 16, 2016 | Blog, Commentary / Opinion

Watch the video Like any other business decision, if you are looking at or working with IoT technologies, you’re focused on how to leverage the technology to most quickly improve business results. Almost every enterprise focusing on IoT implementations looks at a starting point of operational value. If you can get the data and bring ...read more