The Internet of Things has finally arrived. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, it shows that 96% of the global business leaders surveyed expect their businesses to be using IoT in one form or another by 2016.
In a previous article titled, “I’ll have IoT with That Please”, I wrote about how there was a lot of discussion on what IoT means and how it impacts and relates to the world of commercial real estate and buildings. Back then I said that IoT is an important aspect to the overall ecosystem within commercial real estate and has and will continue to play a key role in how we interact, collaborate, operate, manage and “smarten up” our buildings. IoT is emerging as the third wave in the evolution of intelligent buildings.