Facilities Friday: Collaboration with Johnson Controls' Panoptix™ and IBM Smarter Buildings - by Dave Bartlett
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Guest blogger: Dave Bartlett, IBM
As most project managers know, you can’t do it alone in the smarter buildings market—it takes collaboration across multiple units with your organization: facilities management, IT, finance, corporate and more.
IBM recognizes the need for different skills and has partnered with industry leaders to deliver smarter buildings which conserve resources and support sustainability across all aspects of the enterprise.
One of these key alliances is Johnson Controls, with whom we've partnered on several high-profile projects: Tulane University, IBM's Armonk and Rochester campuses and Ave Maria University, where IBM and Johnson Controls converged 23 systems to a single IP network and integrated Johnson Control Metasys with IBM Maximo. This project has saved $1 million in building costs and $350,000 per year in combined operating costs.
IBM is announcing today its plan to integrate business intelligence and integrated workplace management technologies with Johnson Controls's recently unveiled Panoptix™ product platform.
Since the formation of our Alliance in 2010, IBM and Johnson Controls have worked together to help our clients bridge the disciplines of information technology and facility infrastructure with converged technologies and services. This is a natural extension of our Smarter Building Alliance with Johnson Controls.
IBM is bringing our Smarter Building technologies to Johnson Controls and their clients as we work together to use building data as a strategic performance tools. Specifically that means IBM will be providing Maximo, TRIRIGA, and a number of other products from the Tivoli suite with business intelligence capabilities to complement the Johnson Controls building intelligence offering. This combination brings real-time building data to work-order management, asset management, collaboration, space planning, and advanced analytic tools for optimized performance of client facilities.
According to Iain Campbell, vice president of Energy and Workplace Solutions for Johnson Controls, “Johnson Controls has benefited from IBM’s leading technologies and services as we serve our clients and we are eager to extend that relationship to our latest building efficiency offerings. Together, we have the breadth and depth to attack inefficiencies and waste in even the largest real estate portfolios.”
The plan for integration will be built on a foundation of proven products from both companies. The announcement to extend that with Johnson Controls’ Panoptix™ will signal a next generation capability and a natural evolution of the relationship.
Buildings have a lot to tell us if we listen carefully. With Johnson Controls, we not only hear the message but we understand it and are able to react with insight and speed. In the current global economy, this need to reduce operating costs and improve the performance of facilities has never been greater.