The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is no longer a trend – it’s here, with real life applications both in the consumer and enterprise space. The benefits on the enterprise side are significant, ranging from smart buildings that help reduce costs in the commercial real estate space to driverless trucks and connected devices that allow for monitoring of available resources and inventory; the applications are endless and traditional business models are being transformed.
Innovative technologies enable businesses to gain new levels of efficiency each year, and 2016 was no exception.
In 2016, Gartner cited device mesh, adaptive security architecture, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms as key trends, with connectivity being a key theme throughout their list of top trends.
As a greater number of devices, machines, and apps gained the ability to connect with one another, greater system infrastructures and adaptive security solutions had to be developed to protect the ever-widening web of connected devices.
Building, developing and managing commercial real estate isn’t without its challenges. How can building owners reduce the traditional costs of operation, stay competitive, and keep their buildings occupied?