Shaking Value Chains and Channeling New Voices in Building Automation

What are IoT partner value chains trying to conjure up? They want Cortana, Alexa or Siri in our walls telling us everything that needs attention in our buildings. Physical security industry points out our future. Charles Dickens was right. One of the best ways to tell a story is to channel different voices for past, … Continue reading Shaking Value Chains and Channeling New Voices in Building Automation

What’s in a Name? Soon, a Location

We are fast approaching the day when all of the sensors, actuators and other assets attached to an Internet-connected building automation network have a common way of communicating their name and location. The global telecommunications  industry is throwing its weight behind the effort under the umbrella trade organization TM Forum, with leadership from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Soon, a Location

Almost Viral – McKenney’s Eglin Story

How high is the bar in my chosen niche, storytelling for buildings professionals? Spreading word through their highly fragmented industries and markets is hard. So winning pick-up by more than a handful of cross-discipline hub-influencers is 'viral'. Recently, McKenney’s, a well-established building systems integration and contracting firm out of Atlanta, achieved that goal with its story … Continue reading Almost Viral – McKenney’s Eglin Story