Data in the driver’s seat
Smart buildings are on the rise. Data driven offices are disrupting the workplace real estate sector. More than just desks and walls, the office is fast becoming a digital ecosystem, thanks to the adoption of Cloud and IoT technologies.
We’ve all heard about the “Future of Work”, and with co-working spaces on the rise, workplace real estate is shifting. Rapid technological advances are infiltrating the workplace, with new software, robotics and the Internet of Things capabilities changing the way people connect with their working environment.
Making Buildings Smart
Data driven buildings with integrated systems are now able to monitor and analyze people’s behaviors, leading to the optimization of space, and the direction of new business strategies.
Monitoring everything from individual devices like laptops and mobile phones, to facilities like heating and lighting, creates more sustainable and cost effective buildings unleashing a lifecycle of around 100 years. In turn, these new spaces allow people to feel more connected to their environment, leading to rising levels in productivity and morale.
IoT in the Workplace
Imagine sensors hidden in inanimate objects around the building, monitoring when they need replenishing, fixing, or replacing? Imagine walking into your office and immediately this room identifies you, taps into an integrated cloud based profile of preferences like climate control, lighting and music tastes. The room itself optimizes its environment for you.
By 2020 it’s estimated that they will be 50 billion objects connected to the internet that means for every one person on the planet at that time, there will be 6.6 objects connected to the internet.
Eventually, we will be living in an age where our environment transforms as we navigate our way through it. A technological organism, constantly changing around us, to suit our mood and preferences, to adapt to external variables, and ultimately, to work in synergy to create an information-sharing ecosystem.
This all sounds far into the future, but there are definitive steps in the direction of making this a reality. The IoT capabilities right now are huge, and there are myriad avenues to explore.
Connecting tech and the IoT in the workplace creates a responsive, self-monitoring, data driven organism. Not only improving efficiency of service – advancing user experience for workplace-as-a-service companies, but creates smarter, more connected environments for its inhabitants. And the importance of our environment should never be underestimated.
Future Developments in IoT
Part of what we do is work in-house with our team of tech experts and partners to create IoT scenarios and prototypes, exploring new avenues of development to equip businesses for the future. Get in touch to explore what how we can develop new technologies for your enterprise!