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January - The Value of Virtual Visibility
Our Building Automation industry needs to create new value out of “virtual-ness”. By using our rapidly evolving networking tools we need to project our real time data using graphical animations of our invisible cornerstones of comfort, energy, and environmental impact. We need to “Make the Invisible Visible” so all may collaborate freely and in real time with any platform, anytime, anywhere. How hard can that be? The tools now exist; we need to open up the industry and share our information in the cloud with new partners we've never met, allowing them to add value to our dynamic data with powerful web services.
Our virtual-ness will allow us to connect seamlessly to
"Touch" computing. New input methods will be the dominant trend of
2012. Tablet computers such as the iPad might seem like a nice
alternative to desktop and laptop computers, but they're
replacements. Just as the command line (remember that?) gave way to
graphical user interfaces, so the mouse will be superseded by
touchscreens. This will be followed by the rise of gestural interface
and other new GUI trends, plus HTML5. For more on this read my
collection of the blizzard of information that monthly falls off my
Great interest last month in this article with the top reads Buildings can “Come to Life” and Teach Occupants about Sustainability.
This month lots more on our entry
into the rapidly evolving virtual world. Be sure to read all our
articles, columns, interviews, reviews, and new products.
What do you think "Open" means? What do you think "visible" means? If you are coming to Chicago come to our AHR free Education Sessions. Please read our preview; What does "Open" mean? as we now have our industry experts selected that will be speaking at our session, New Open Source Technologies that are Changing the Industry 1:30 pm Monday, January 23th.
My goal is to simply blurt out
several open movements, while discussing our new visibility and to be the
messenger of the power of open and
visibility. It will be fun please join us.
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Editorial from December 2011
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