Originally published in Cloud Computing Intelligence
By essensys CEO Mark Furness
The business devices and processes we use are starting to change the design and functionality of the buildings we work in, and are in turn, are starting to shape the businesses of the future.
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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