Smart Buildings

The Hero We Deserve? A Balanced Look at Smart Building Digital Twins

June 8th, 2023
Smart Cities

Low-Power Connectivity Essential to Bringing the Next Generation of Secure IoT Devices to Life

October 30th, 2018
Smart Buildings

Gartner’s Hype Cycle Offers an Intriguing Insight into the Future Workplace

The latest trends point to a blurring of the lines between humans and machines, that according to the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2018, released this week. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems to survive […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Commercial Buildings Show their Importance to The Internet Of Things

Smart Building device connections are expected to grow from $2.7bn in 2015 to $11.2bn in 2021, according to our new report The Internet of Things in Smart Commercial Buildings 2016 to 2021. This prediction demonstrates the burgeoning strength of the smart building market within the internet of things (IoT) era. In fact, connected devices in […]

Smart Buildings

The Future Office Could Be Virtually Anything You Want It To Be

What is an office building? Is it a physical structure made of bricks and mortar, glass and steel, or is it a place that companies utilize to bring all their staff together to facilitate the smooth operation of their organization? Is it both or could it be neither? This month Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle for […]

Smart Buildings

IBM Hackers Highlight Cyber Security Vulnerabilities in Smart Buildings

Ethical hackers from IBM’s X-Force tested a smart buildings automation system and encountered numerous serious security issues. The researchers identified several security holes that provide hackers with a backdoor into corporate networks through the office’s climate control systems. This recent discovery highlights the dangers of unsecure connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) and […]

Smart Buildings

The Internet of People, Process, Data & Things – Everything

While 2016 has been dubbed the year of IoT, professor Barry Dwolatzky, director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, believes that despite the hype surrounding the IoT, including big data, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), this year the Internet of Everything (IoE) will take centre stage. The “Internet of Everything” is seen as […]

Smart Cities

Sensors, Sensors, Everywhere…

Forget about costs and practicalities for a minute, and consider what would the world be like if we had environmental sensors everywhere? When taking the Internet of Things (IoT) concept to its greatest extent, sensors could link to our climate control systems, our transport systems, our healthcare systems – adapting to our preferences, improving our […]

Smart Cities

Smart Cities can be the Platform for All Smart Things

We will have smart cities before we have smart homes, that is the view of AT&T as they launched their Smart Cities Framework alongside international technology show CES in Las Vegas earlier this month. The telecom giant announced that it is partnering with a who’s who of Big Data (Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel, […]

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