Internet of Things

Smart Buildings

Mapping View Inc.’s Smart Building Strategy

November 29th, 2022
Security

Webinar: What Building Owners Need to Know About Cyber Security Insurance!

November 28th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

EnOcean: The Latest Smart Buildings Firm to Ride the SPAC Wave

The alternative IPO trend continues as German firm EnOcean announces its intention to implement a reverse merger with a SPAC to take them public early next year. Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have proved a popular route for companies to list on the stock market without the rigmarole of a traditional IPO process. However, more […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business & 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, earnings release, investor presentations of 17th November 2022 and building technology-related activities throughout the year. SI revenue growth is being led by strength in the Electrical Products business, which reported […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Honeywell in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period.  This article, Part 2 of a 2-part analysis (Part 1 […]

Smart Cities

Smart Buildings & Cities Demand an Electric Power Revolution!

The adoption of smart buildings and cities continues to grow around the world to increase energy efficiency and human-centric benefits while reducing our negative impact on the environment. However, as smart technology continues to proliferate it has become clear that our current electrical system was not designed for this modern world. From IoT devices to […]

Security

Hidden Cyber Vulnerabilities Threaten Smart Building Security

How can cyber security teams secure a smart building without first knowing what devices, systems, and connections are active in the building? That is the quandary facing building owners and managers as smart devices proliferate across their facilities, leaving a large and growing attack surface undefended. Those responsible for cyber security have to map entire networks […]

Lighting

Acuity Brands Intelligent Spaces Group and 2022 Financials Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America with over $4.01 billion in revenues), it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this Research Note, we examine the development of the ISG business and its recent financial results. Our analysis is […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping Microsoft’s Hybrid Work Business Strategy

In this research note, we map Microsoft’s hybrid work business strategy, analyzing its various partnership and acquisition moves by technology, to trace its course over recent years and explore its intentions for the future. Microsoft has played a fundamental role in shaping the modern workplace. From its role driving individual computing into the office during […]

Security

Buildings Can Do Much More To Reduce Their Cyber Security Risk

The ultimate vision of mass hyper-connected smart buildings hosting hundreds of interconnected devices will not be possible without addressing a wide range of building specific cybersecurity issues. Each system, device, router, server, and gateway, including their multiple versions and iterations, introduces its own cyber security risk to the building. And, without strict segmentation, unauthorized access […]

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