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Where Is Wi-Fi Heading?  Instead of doing everything “in the cloud,” this is about building a layer in between the cloud and the end-user. This layer, sometimes referred to as “edge computing,” is essentially a smart solution to pre-distribute information from the cloud to a local “super” edge-router with an integrated server. - Cees Links, GM Qorvo Wireless Connectivity Business Unit

Four questions to ask before committing to a cloud hosting provider  - Chip Cummins, President, Controlco

Gateway to Accessibility  Essentially, a gateway acts as a peripheral to existing sensors and actively streams data to a client-accessible database. -  Michael Morscher, Director of Operations, BluCloud, Daniel McCormack CEO and Director of Engineering, BluCloud

Mobile Apps Open New Frontiers of Flexibility and Efficiency for the Controls Industry  Mobile applications deliver previously impossible flexibility, adaptability, and data management capabilities to help business owners assert greater control over their operations, accelerate critical business processes, and significantly improve operating efficiency that drives higher revenues and lower overall costs. - Hector Hernandez, CEO, Founder CUBE-USA

MSI Compilation Interview Series  Cochrane Supply & Engineering has teamed up with to present a Master Systems Integrator Interview Series to demonstrate their significance within the industry. - Kristina Reid | Marketing Manager, Cochrane Supply & Engineering

Data Management Planning  Data has changed the way companies in every industry does business and manage performance. Data is now an irreplaceable asset. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

A Perspective on the IoT for Buildings  As the community of professionals, service companies, engineers, and vendors that serve building owners, we should be doing all we can to clarify and simplify these topics and reduce the noise around IoT technologies for buildings. - John Petze, Co-Founder, Partner, SkyFoundry

The 4 Types of Data that Serve the Enterprise and the Environment  - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori

The Wellbeing Dashboard  The Wellbeing Dashboard enables building managers and employers to monitor lighting performance in a similar way they do for energy efficiency and space utilisation through a building management system. - David Eves, CTO & Founder, amBX

What IoT Really Means - and What it Doesn't - David Fisher, President, PolarSoft Inc.

Smart Campus IoT Success Strategies from Realcomm’s CoREtech 2017 - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

MSIs and SIs:  The definitions, the differences, and the future of integration - Shayne Taker, National Account Manager Optigo Networks

The Internet of Systems  Without IoT standards for communication and interoperability, we end up with confusion or potential customers having to select proprietary devices by a company or consortium. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Smart Buildings LLC

Introduction to Building Automation Systems The Primer You Always Wanted  - Phil Zito, Building Automation Monthly

Reliable Controls Columns - December 2017

The Future of BAS: A Year Later  For this year-end, I’d like to look at my current vision for the future of BAS over the longer-term.  - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP, Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions

Digital Marketing Trends for 2018  Content marketing trends for 2018 will be targeting younger consumers as they are now the influencers in buying decisions. - Manny Mandrusiak, Executive Director, Q College and Q Academy

Ending Oversharing in the IoT  DKDC: businesses Don’t and will not Know the details because they Don’t and cannot be made to Care. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Embracing the IoT Journey  Agile Adaptive Autodidactic Autonomous Accepted Actions - We need to embrace these six words and make them a part of the IoT journey we all are on. - Ken Sinclair,

Timeline of smart building automation evolution  I created this Timeline of Smart Building Automation Evolution, with over a hundred events linking thousands of articles depicting our industry's history and its (sometimes) painfully slow evolution. - Ken Sinclair,

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