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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Rise of Smart Buildings
In a very well-documented article, Computerworld describes the current status of building automation systems (BAS) that control heat, air conditioning or lighting and how these systems are merging with traditional IT infrastructures.

Computerworld writes that they're not enough standards in this industry and asks a fundamental question: who will administer these building networks, IT or facilities managers? Take for example Yale University which wants to connect 210 campus buildings, but also wishes "to integrate the BAS with the university's accounting system for billing and chargeback."

Imagine the security risks involved with such an approach. This shorter summary contains selected exerpts of this must-read article.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 8:32 AM Comments (0)
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