Facilities Friday (a day early): IBM's new solution for Smarter Buildings
Karl Helbig 270001N2U6 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  energy-management tivoli meo maximo-asset-management environment energy ibm-energy-management green space-management energy-efficiency energy-monitoring sustainability facilities-management space-planning smarter-buildings energy-optimization
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Good morning...it's about 6:40AM on a rainy Thursday here in Massachusetts as I begin to type this. Why am I up you ask? It could be the hungy, week-old baby in the next room, but no (don't worry, mom's up too), it's smarter buildings that is on my mind, so I thought I would write a quick blog since today is our smarter buildings forum in New York city. We are gathering in the "big apple" with customers, partners, IBMers, press and analysts to celebrate the launch of our new integrated solution for Smarter Buildings - IBM Intelligent Building Management. In my last blog, I wrote about the value of an integrated smarter buildings solution, and eluded to the fact that there were still "a few missing pieces to our puzzle". I didn't want to let the proverbial cat out of the bag, but the piece I was referring to is indeed IBM Intelligent Building Management.
Let's talk about the new product. Our new solution for Smarter Buildings, IBM Intelligent Building Management, is an integrated software offering that combines real-time monitoring with facilities and event management capabilities. It is the only enterprise solution that integrates energy management and facilities management into one offering. The integrated solution is designed to help building owners, operators and facilities managers analyze and reduce facilities operations and energy expense and improve overall asset management, reliability and sustainability. It is designed to allow customers to aggregate, normalize and optimize energy and asset utilization across a portfolio of buildings, across multiple Building Management Systems.
IBM Intelligent Building Management will enable:
Visit the new IBM Intelligent Building Management web page and Smarter Buildings web site for more information, and please check this blog often as we will be recruiting some "guest writers" to provide more insight around the new solution and it's intended application in the real world. Also, please check out what GreenBiz has to say: IBM Unleashes Advanced Software Solution for Smarter Buildings.
And be sure to follow our "Building Whisperer" Dave Bartlett on Twitter to learn more about what we are doing to make our buildings smarter. Dave will be leading the charge at our smarter buildings forum in New York today where we announced the new solution.
And coming up in July - "Don't Forget the Data Center". I hope to have a "guest blogger" for that :)