The introduction of Panoptix™ by Johnson Controls changes the building efficiency landscape by providing users with advanced applications on an open platform complemented by Live Guide™ experts and a Connected Community.
The Panoptix solution is based on 4 market and technology trends that have been developing for a few years now—you know about these trends, but you may not have thought of them in the context of creating more efficient and sustainable buildings.
IT & Facility Management Convergence
Companies have traditionally supported an enterprise IT organization that is responsible for enterprise applications, datacenter and desktop hardware in addition to a facility management team that is responsible for operations technology (OT) including real-time building monitoring, and Building Automation Systems. These two worlds are converging:
- IT and OT are increasingly using the same compute, network and storage infrastructure, and there are cost savings and efficiencies gained in installing and managing systems that use common components.
- Increasingly requirements for cyber-security across both IT and OT have forced these two organization to work together to find common solutions.
Community & Consumerization of IT
People increasingly expect consumer-like experiences with access to information anywhere, anytime and on any device. Similarly, connecting through online communities is regularly expected by growing numbers of people who value the interaction and the perspectives of their peers.
Users already connect online in their personal lives with tools like Facebook and Twitter, so giving professionals a place to share their business ideas, ask questions and keep up with trends is a natural extension; while this idea is new in the area of building efficiency, B2B communities have been around and flourishing for years (e.g. Microsoft Technet).
- Using intuitive and easily accessible applications that have modular functionality has become the norm; creating applications that are mobile-ready makes it easier for users to connect with building efficiency solutions.
Cloud delivery makes it easier to share data, software and information via the Internet, enabling better and more cost effective access to information.
- Cloud computing offers greater flexibility in application deployment with lower upfront, and on-going operational costs. When companies use cloud models, they can provide Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings based on a subscription model.
- Perhaps more important, aggregating and normalizing data in the cloud provides new ways to analyze data and offers ways to streamline integration with enterprise systems.
Big data refers to the increasing volume, variety and velocity of data that can be used for analysis and ultimately to improve building efficiency.
With advanced analytics it is possible to turn big data into actionable insight that can be used to automate or improve the performance of business processes.
- The ability to effectively and easily analyze big data is a critical success factor in achieving cost and sustainability benefits.
Traditional BAS implementations are the foundation for collecting data—the Panoptix™ solution builds on BAS and leverages developing technology and market trends to make achieving building efficiency goals easier than ever.