Six Best Practices To Strengthen Your Building IoT Analytics Programme

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Executive Summary

This report provides facilities and real estate executives with advice on how to strengthen their building Internet of Things (IoT) analytics programme. The study finds that facility managers should advance their IoT analytics programmes by focusing on the integration of IoT data and insights with workflows, to drive smarter actions across cleaning, energy management and maintenance. Firms can also speed up data quality enhancement processes by using artificial intelligence (AI) data cleaning tools and data estimation solutions. Alongside this, organizations should place much greater emphasis on the cybersecurity of their network, pursuing strategies such as zero trust to secure their infrastructure, and consider the implementation of edge computing capabilities for future value generation. Firms that have already started their IoT journey should use this report to understand how to maximize value from their IoT data. 

Table of contents

Best Practices For Modernizing Your Building IoT Analytics Programme 
Facility Managers Aim To Put Data and Analytics At The Heart Of Decision Making 

Six Key Strategies To Optimize Your IoT Analytics Capabilities 
1) Focus Analytics Enhancements On Use Cases That Provide A Measurable Return  
2) Deploy A Versatile Sensor Layer At The Building Level 
3) Deploy Innovative Data Quality Tools To Speed Up Data Enhancement Processes  
4) Focus On Using Analytics To Enrich Decisions And Facilities Workflows  
5) Emphasize IoT Data Security In The Face Of Increasing Cyber Threats 
6) Lay The Groundwork For Edge Computing To Extend Analytics Capabilities 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Six Steps To Improving Your Building IoT Analytics Programme 
Figure 2. Comparison Of IoT Network Technologies 
Figure 3. Steps To Achieving And Maintaining A High Level Of Cybersecurity 

About the authors

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

Dayann Charles Jeyamohan

Industry Analyst

Dayann is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda focusses primarily on IoT building solutions and the digitization of the built environment and facilities management. This covers themes and technologies across the IoT and cloud landscape including IoT hardware, edge computing and 5G connectivity. Dayann joined Verdantix in early 2020, having previously worked as a Business and Technology Consultant at IBM. He holds an M.Eng. in Engineering (Mechanical) with Business Finance from University College London.

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