Facility managers eye IoT investments

Facility managers eye IoT investments

By 2020, there will be 34 billion connected devices worldwide, more than triple the number in 2015, according to a forecast from BI Insider. There are several reasons for this rapid growth: drastically lower technology costs resulting in more devices with built-in sensors and wireless technology; ubiquitous smartphone use; a multitude of open wireless networks; and the wide availability of broadband Internet. The shift towards Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled buildings has already started and is fundamentally changing the role of facilities professionals. According to a recent Schneider Electric study, 63 per cent of facility managers are interested in implementing […]

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