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The Benefits of System Integration Will Transform Your Building

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Brian Cline

Before the arrival and dissemination of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart technologies within the built environment, building systems that controlled climate, lighting, energy, and other aspects affecting operations were siloed. These various systems used disparate protocols that didn’t allow them to communicate with each other. There was little regard for ensuring that they spoke the same “language,” as there was no need for them to do so.  

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What Are the Data Integration Architecture Key Components to Maximize Data Flow

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Matt White

One of the primary goals of integration in smart buildings is providing a unified outlook that facilitates robust historical data analysis. Integration architecture must be designed to support the analysis of data flowing from multiple systems, and this data must be unadulterated, wide-ranging, obedient to a set of rules, reliable, and up-to-date. This requires standardization when the architecture is first designed, and again once when deployed. 

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What Are the IT and OT Convergence Benefits for Your Building?

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Shayne Taker

Taking advantage of advancements in building automation applications requires the integration of operational technology (OT) system data into the enterprise (IT) side of smart buildings. Converging networks ensures seamless flow of data across interconnected building systems and allows for ongoing monitoring, analysis, and automation of the physical operational environment. Ultimately, IT and OT convergence benefits all stakeholders and allows you to make the most of smart technologies.      

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The Importance of User Authentication to Protect Data Collected in Your Smart Buildings

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Richard Miller

Making your building smart leads to significant improvements in efficiency, occupant comfort, and performance. But smart technology means more connectivity, and more connectivity means new vulnerabilities. 

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Making the Most of Your Building Assessment Report

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Laura Miller

In the face of economic uncertainty, commercial building owners often consider selling off at least some of their assets. A building assessment report supported by an intelligent building management platform (IBMP) can help accurately and efficiently communicate your building’s equipment when it comes time to provide due diligence in the sales process. But an IBMP can also do so much more. 

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How Data Infrastructure Monitoring and Alerting Transforms PropTech

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Gina Elliott

Data-driven smart technology has tremendous benefits for the people who own, manage, maintain, and occupy commercial buildings. But OEMs and PropTech also have much to gain from data infrastructure monitoring and alerting. And it begins with secure integration.

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How a Fiber Optic Backbone Network Can Save You Down Time

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Anthony Novello

Network outages often occur at the most inopportune times. Whether due to hardware or software malfunctions, human error, natural disasters, or cyberattacks, unplanned downtime is costly for any business.

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Top Elements of Your Smart Building Ecosystem

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Shayne Taker

A smart building is a dynamic entity with interconnected components constantly communicating with each other, sharing data, and responding to real-time and anticipated needs. Each smart building ecosystem can be tailored to specific users and unique goals, but there are some key components all successful smart buildings share. Understanding the role of these components and the benefits they provide can help you choose the right technologies for your building.   

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Game-Changing iPaaS Benefits for Building Integration

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Matt White

An integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) uses a set of automated tools to integrate software deployed across diverse environments. While iPaaS benefits many industries, it has particular value for commercial real estate.

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The Best Cannabis Facility Design Utilizes Automation

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Shayne Taker

The cannabis market is thriving. Driven by both legalization and growing demand, the value of the industry is expected to reach $56 billion globally by 2026. But as the market expands, it becomes more competitive. Capitalizing on the opportunities within this industry requires smart decisions and wise investments that improve efficiency and maximize yield. That starts with cannabis facility design that utilizes automation and integration between facility systems.

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