Stories by Daniel J. Weitzner

Opinion: Buildings become information systems

The transparent enterprise is characterized by increased data integration possibilities across formerly stovepiped databases. Now, even the buildings that house our transparent enterprises are becoming transparent themselves. In response to the demands of energy efficiency, security, lower operating costs and the need to increase space-planning flexibility, the physical structures in which we work are on their way to becoming more closely integrated with our information infrastructure.
Consider these new requirements in the design of building systems and some of the issues they raise:

Written by Daniel J. Weitzner26 Nov. 04 22:00