facilities management

Your walls can talk…learn what they’re saying at the TRIRIGA Academy.

Written by Paul Lacey | March 12, 2019 | Buildings, Conferences

People spend 87% of their time in buildings. Yet few understand what goes on behind the scenes. If your business needs to drive greater efficiency and a more engaging workplace experience, then join us for the TRIRIGA® Academy, part of the IBM IoT Exchange, April 24-26, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. What is the TRIRIGA Academy? ...read more


Building momentum at TRIRIGA University – Day 1 Highlights

Written by Sarah Dudley | November 28, 2018 | Buildings

TRIRIGA University kicked off bright and early this morning in Washington, D.C. With 670 attendees representing  160 organizations from 18 different countries, the room was packed for the opening keynote and panel. Everyone was eager to hear about the evolution of IBM TRIRIGA and the innovation surrounding smart buildings of the future. Here are a ...read more


The struggle for data quality is real for asset and facilities management leaders

Written by Joe Lonjin | October 30, 2018 | Asset Management

Today’s facilities are swiftly moving towards a smarter ecosystem, with thousands of physical asset attributes to maintain and manage. To support this complex infrastructure, data management is crucial, and has conventionally been a major issue for higher education facilities. Without quality data management, organizations will struggle to define mission-critical information and achieve supported decision making. ...read more


Top 7 reasons to attend TRIRIGA University 2018

Written by Linda Okoniewski | October 23, 2018 | Buildings

Did you know that we spend 87% of our days in buildings? If you think about that, it seems like a no-brainer that our buildings and spaces must be optimized to operate at peak efficiency and be designed for optimal occupant experience. This is evident when we see that 70% of a building’s costs are ...read more


Buildings with DNA: why today’s “smart” buildings were never dumb

Written by Claire Penny | October 12, 2018 | Buildings

Ask yourself these questions: when was the last time you experienced the latest and most innovative technology, at work? Is your workplace more technically equipped than your home? It is widely accepted that buildings are getting smarter. But were they ever actually dumb? Or have they just been held back by closed proprietary systems and ...read more


Get a full view of energy consumption and patterns across your enterprise

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 9, 2018 | Buildings

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. In my last blog, I talked about facilities management and improving your building’s operations. Today, I am going to continue on the buildings theme and discuss a hot topic for any building owner or occupant: energy consumption. Do you know your building’s current and expected ...read more


I think I saw you at Think? Top facilities management takeaways

Written by Bruce D Baron | April 11, 2018 | Buildings

Think 2018 was a week to remember, and I think I saw you there? But in case I am mistaken, and you weren’t one of the 40,000 attendees at IBM THINK, here’s what you missed. It was a week of networking, learning and sharing thought leadership with a global community. I paid particularly close attention ...read more


What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

Written by Bruce D Baron | February 8, 2018 | Buildings, Conferences

With the new year in full swing, I have been getting many questions about our upcoming event, Think. Questions such as: Will there be a focus on facilities management and smarter buildings? Will there be real use cases around how IoT & AI make buildings smarter? Are there certification opportunities? Will the entertainment be magnificent? ...read more


I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 15, 2017 | Buildings

Although I try to minimize business travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are always events that I see as critical. The evolution of “smart building” technology is interesting to watch, and this year, I am heading to what could be one of the smartest buildings in the world. I am heading to TRIMax, hosted at ...read more


Three ways to gain from TRIRIGA technology advances

Written by Erin Horbach | August 9, 2017 | Buildings

Around the world, changes to the way we manage and measure facilities’ performance continue to place an onus on real estate executives. They must understand their holdings, and make more strategic decisions in regard to the overall portfolio and upcoming transactions. These decisions are influenced by a few factors.  Of greatest importance are the impact of ...read more


Welcome to the Watson IoT Academy

Written by Jen Clark | August 1, 2017 | Asset Management, Buildings, Continuous Engineering...

Supercharge your cognitive understanding with the Watson IoT Academy – a free-to-use online hub offering hundreds of courses that range from the fundamentals of IoT to understanding its complexities in greater depth. Why learn about IoT and IBM’s Watson IoT offerings? Cognitive computing represents a new era of computing, radically different from conventional programmable systems. Where older ...read more


The TRIRIGA round-up: leveraging analytics and TRIRIGA

Written by Bruce D Baron | July 13, 2017 | Buildings

IoT data from sensors, devices and equipment in your buildings can help you unlock new insights for better decision making. Now you can improve facility operations while lowering costs. Explore a range of real estate strategies to match your facilities portfolios and make faster, more informed decisions. Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool ...read more