18 Aug '11, 12pm

How Old-School Building Management Software Can Evolve with the Times

How Old-School Building Management Software Can Evolve with the Times

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill When you scrutinize the data points in a building the vast majority, maybe 70-90 percent, are related to the building management system (BMS). BMS systems are the mainstay of everyday building management, primarily for engineers and technicians as they drill down and analyze the specifics of a particular piece of equipment. Over the years the major manufacturers have made some modest improvements to their BMS, but it's fair to say advancements in BMS have lagged considerably in comparison to other technologies . Your computer software, cell phones and computers have all evolved faster than BMS systems, and it's safe to say that no building managers have ever stood in line at the doors of BMS manufacturers to get the latest release of a BMS. Give...

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