April 2016

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Comments by Ken Sinclair
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Ken SinclairOur April issue theme is "IoT Disruption Transforms and Opens Industry"

Transforming and Opening the Industry is a journey, not a destination, and will require consistent and constant attention.

Our contributing editor Therese has described our April issue as something about open source being a friction-reducer mixed into the IoT/Smart Building super collider,......very descriptive for sure.

Especially the IoT/Smart Building super collider.  This is so much like the DDC revolution in the 1980s, Opening to BACnet movement in 1990s, going online with Open Internet in the 2000s, sticking our heads in the clouds in 2010s.  Now the data is moving to the edge coupled with open source cloud thinking which is Transforming and Opening our Industry.

From IBcon 2016 program for which I am an adviser, comes these words from the Smart Building Integrators Summit; - Today we are dealing with three different generations of smart building technologies: (1) Past (closed, proprietary, single system), (2) Current (more open and attempting to retrieve data and functionality of the older more closed systems) and (3) Future (IP-enabled, intuitive GUIs, analytics, edge devices pumping data directly to the cloud). But, with all of these new changes comes more and more involvement with IT technologies.

Couple this with the Power of Open Source to Transform the Buildings Industry and we have major disruption.

In this review by Therese Death of Controls Industry with linkage to video from UK-based ARUP, which makes the case for a shift to open systems in the controls industry in the most clear and elegant way.

It is great to have input from the Intelligent / Smart Building Consulting Industry adding extreme value to our discussions in this review "Opening 2 Open".

At least Open thinking within a proprietary connection community would be great as a start, that will lead them away from their proprietary world to open source in an IoT world. Ironically IoT is still struggling with open. This was the purpose of my review. 

In this article IoT Uprising or IoT Revolution?  Taming Unruly Data at Scale - Dr. Michael Georgescu, Director of Research, Ecorithm, Inc. I love this quote: "critical obstacle building data analytics platforms face is repeating effective analysis at scale. Every building is its own special snowflake! No two buildings have the same system set-up, physical location, or occupancy pattern. Because buildings are so widely divergent in their operational characteristics, analytics must, inherently, be uniquely designed for each individual building in order to achieve valuable, targeted results."  A must read.

How Will the IoT Create More Intelligent Buildings?  With an IoT-enabled intelligent building, you can build any service to bring old processes into the 21st century. Your imagination is really the only limitation. - Dragan Boscovic, CEO, VizLore and  Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

Smart Building Owner 'must do' projects  Ensure your selected technologies are both ‘open’, by means of protocols and databases, and ‘connected’, by means of a consolidated data backbone. - Shaun Klann, Vice President of Business Development, Intelligent Buildings, LLC

In this interview Wi-Fi Transforms and Open  by Bob Wallace he reminds me of my past prediction from February 2010 Building Automation Deployment As Several Services "BAD-ASS"

Wallace:  Thank you Ken. We appreciate the opportunity to share our technology with others. I thought about an editorial you wrote back in February 2010 right after coming back from AHR. You talked about “BAD-ASS”.  I think we have achieved it!

You need to read our complete April issue and open your mind to open and become a BAD-ASS and have some fun with us all, while turning disruption into industry transformation.

As always this April issue is a nest of great articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapidly evolution and journey to "Openness"

Welcome a new advertiser: CUBE is a cloud-based platform designed for controls companies. We have combined highly needed features such as CRM, Project Management, Service Management and Purchasing with Controls Estimating and Engineering all under a single umbrella.

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Editorial from Mar 2016

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