Originally published in IT Pro Portal
By essensys CEO Mark Furness
We are at the beginning of a very exciting time for connectivity. Not only are we more connected, but so too are our machines, environments and systems.
Enhanced sensors and software are at the heart of a new wave of technology that has the ability to reimagine our lives. Our working ones in particular stand to benefit with the rise of smart, efficient spaces and buildings.
Gartner tells us that by 2020, 25 billion ‘things’ will be connected. To date, the conversation has been dominated by talk of how these devices will transform consumers’ lives. But commercial buildings that take steps to become smarter stand to make their companies operate better and realise considerable cost savings. Whether that’s in terms of improving operations, security, sustainability, optimising assets or enhancing well-being, there are fascinating possibilities.
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