McKenney’s is demonstrating the power of bdoc® Business Intelligence (BI) for BuildingsTM for new electrical and supporting HVAC systems at a Georgia broadcasting company’s central plant. The Challenge The McKenney’s Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) team had previously developed the broadcaster’s bdoc monitoring system for both HVAC and power equipment. As new equipment came online, the ACS team had … Read More
Program Manager Jill Myers Is a Keynote Panelist at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2015
Our very own Jill Myers will be a keynote panelist at this year’s Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit. Look for her at the “Building a Data Driven Culture” session on March 31! More information about the summit can be found at http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/business-intelligence/.
Big Data Delivers Big Insight
Check out one of the latest projects by our Enterprise Intelligence Group—the creation of a replicable and expandable solution for tracking big data at a Midtown Atlanta 7,000-space parking garage. The Challenge The parking garage manager monitored visitors via different systems that didn’t share data—one managing visitors to the retail area and another managing employees and residents for the office and residential … Read More
Third Party Integration Software Drivers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
In the quest for more open systems, many building owners are stuck with stranded investments in aging building management systems (BMS), which were developed and sold before the time of “Open Systems” and do not easily support the migration to LON or BACNET due to their proprietary communications protocols and physical connection requirements. Every owner wants to create a sustainable … Read More
Boosting Security & Energy Savings
Check out one of the latest projects by our Security team — a large-scale access control and lighting upgrade for an international data center based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Validating Energy Savings
Check out one of the latest projects by our Automation & Control Solutions team — an assessment, repair and upgrade to mechanical equipment and controls at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Is Big Data Dead?
According to recent articles I have read, the answer is a resounding “yes.” However, I tend to take the approach that Jon Morris mentions in an article he posted on inc. titled How to Gather Smart (Not Big) Data. Data is data no matter the size or complexity. It is what you do with it that can set you apart … Read More
ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits Event – Why You Should Pay Attention
The ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits 2014 event is again coming to Atlanta from September 29 – October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center and will feature education sessions, networking and talks from major keynote speakers, including former United States Secretary of State General Colin Powell.
Of Intelligent Equipment and Smarter Buildings
This year, I attended Realcomm, an industry conference focused upon the application of technology in the real estate industry. This event is co-located IBcon, a newly minted gathering focused on the emerging field of intelligent buildings. My takeaway is that the real estate industry is undergoing a dramatic change in the area of the rapid ingestion of technology. I saw technology … Read More
Social Engineering and the Cyber Black Market
In movies, you see some guy sitting at his computer banging away at the keys and creating sophisticated algorithms that can go around advanced cybersecurity measures or can crack strong passwords or anything else that looks really cool for the camera. The not-as-glamorous reality is that hackers can shop for hacking tools online. Or better yet, they can exploit social … Read More