April 2012

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Ken Sinclair
Comments by Ken Sinclair
Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com

Interacting With Energy

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Our April theme Interacting with Energy is a play on words at several levels. Our daily interaction manipulating energy must be done with a lot of personal energy, but now involves interaction with our energy source the smart grid. In addition the tools of our industry such as wireless sensors are now starting to use energy harvesting to interact with energy on a micro scale and if this is not enough interaction, we are now starting to interact with the building envelope, fenestration, on site energy generation with renewables and the list goes on.  Please join me in our interaction with energy on so many levels.

Some of the stuff across my desk is very interesting. Do not allow the haphazard presentation of this data scare you. These blog bits that are falling off my desktop are the stuff that is reshaping our industry.

Did you see this;
My personal computer to my personal cloud? "PC2PC by 2014"?  We all knew it was coming but 2014 yikes!

"Cloud computing to replace the personal computer as the ‘device’ of choice by 2014; something it has coined the ‘personal cloud’.  The global analyst believes the personal cloud will begin a new era that provides users with a new level of flexibility with the devices they use for daily activities, while leveraging the strengths of each device, ultimately enabling new levels of user satisfaction and productivity. However, it will require enterprises to fundamentally rethink how they deliver applications and services to users."

Microsoft goes mobile and touchy in Windows 8 and new droid devices shrink in size and cost to become skyhooks or cloud connectors.  Might be a few changes in our industry in the next few years!  You do not need to get involved as change will happen with or without you, but if you want to play in the cloud world I suggest you get involved now.

A lot of energy spent creating many great articles and columns for our April issue, please take time to read them.

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As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Editorial from March 2012

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