Most Building-IT convergence discussions have
been around technology standards, and more recently,
connectivity. For operational systems (HVAC, lighting, safety,
etc.) these topics only address infrastructure. The real
business value comes from the information contained within these
systems, not the communications standards themselves.
presentation at BuilConn discussed how major
advancements in the business of facilities operations can occur
once the information is available to the people that need it,
both inside and outside the facilities group. To accomplish
this, data from all points within the systems must be collected,
synchronized, and maintained as an operational information
asset, separate from the control functions for those points.
Once you have done this, there is a multitude of ways to extract
tangible, measurable value, and create new layers of value, by
creating actionable intelligence from the operational data.
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