Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.
and Collaboration from Cloud Data is our theme for our May
issue. It has never been clearer that the true convergence and anywhere
collaboration that we all seek will be found in a cloud. The marriage
of social media as data and its embedded human opinion will seamlessly
mesh with real time data, shoulder to shoulder in large databases in a
concept now being billed as Big Data or Data as a Service “DaaS”.
To move to DaaS means that data—not applications—leads. That’s a
significant shift in thinking. We need to adjust our focus to
making sure our clients leverage data in the best ways possible to
foster innovation. For more insight into Big Data and DaaS take a look at the stuff falling off my desk.
We are now an industry of data generators whose task is to convert invisible real time data to standards that provide a pipeline to DaaS. The visualization of all this data is we are now an industry of data generators whose task is to convert invisible real time data to standards that provide a pipeline to DaaS. The visualization of all this data is necessary both under and in the cloud depending on the audience.
From Toby's column last month comes this wisdom;
"Buildings have long struggled with big data. They are not designed for
storing or to processing too much. System instructions regularly warn
to minimize trend reports. Product from a number of leading makers of
environmental controls struggle with monitoring just a small portion of
the buildings on the UNC campus. Building systems houses all aim at
cloud-based analytics in their next release, but each that I have seen
struggles with pushing information to the cloud. I have watched very
fast networks struggling to handle data collection from a 100
buildings, and watched data edifices crack under the hundreds of
gigabytes they produce each week."
May issue goes online I will be at the Niagara Summit in Las Vegas interviewing industry
experts in the below sessions.
It’s All About Open. Open has driven the industry over the last decade and will continue to drive it. Open standards, open protocols, open architecture and open web. Open enables the industry to create value-added applications and solutions. Through an open forum, this session explores the latest in how open is affecting our industry today and how it will in the future.
Visualization, can you afford to do without it? Visualization and displaying data and information have come a long way. Today end users look to visualization to help operate and understand how their facilities are performing or not performing. No more is visualization considered a maybe, but now it plays a very important part in operating high performance buildings. This panel explores the latest trends and provides a look at some of the latest visualization tools and how they are being used.
I am sure I will learn lots from these industry experts; one being our newest sponsor.
So welcome our newest sponsor: J2 Innovations - FIN Builder is the next generation BAS tool for creating all your user experiences, whether it runs on a desktop, tablet, or phone. “Get more done in less time”
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Editorial from April 2012
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