If you’ve been keeping up with the first fascinating instalments in our series, you’ll already know that it’s the Artificial Intelligence analytic algorithms that give the myView Dashboard it’s predictive power. Coupled with a smooth, free-flowing information system, this gives Core Vision Africa’s solution the tools YOU need for smart, proactive building management. In the modern business environment, that means adopting a smart, technological approach that lessens the burden on staff and customers alike. While this smooth, seamless integration and personalisation of different systems may have been a pipe dream only a decade ago, with the burgeoning rise of the Internet of Things, that ‘dream’ is now a solid reality.
What on earth is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things, or IoT, may seem like a complex topic, but it can actually be broken down very simply.
You’re probably no stranger to the many wonders of broadband Internet. We live in a time that’s seen internet availability spread, and costs decrease. Almost everything can utilise Wi-Fi, almost everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and it’s easier and easier to access a wealth of knowledge on the web no matter where you are.
Enter the Internet of Things. You’re probably familiar with ‘smart’ home appliances- from your ‘Smart Fridge’ that tells you when stuff is expiring, to the Smart TV and Smart Plugs that let you control your lights and appliances before you even step foot through the door. There is also, of course, your Smartwatch, sending you your biometric data without the need for any thought or intervention. We’re even seeing the rise of internet-connected cars! If it has an on/off switch, it can be connected to the net… and that’s the beauty of the Internet of Things. It’s a giant, interconnected network of ‘things’ and people.
By taking advantage of the benefits the IoT brings to the table, we can smoothly manage the convergence of the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the spread of the Internet of Things for a smarter, better business model. From everyday appliances to wearable tech, your phone and your desktop PC, information flow has never been better, faster or smoother.
The downfall of generic technological solutions
The name of the game in modern building management is simple, cost-effective solutions that are easy to implement. You want products that take the very best of the Digital Revolution, and integrate their power seamlessly into the structures you already have in place.
Technology, despite the many leaps and bounds it’s given the human race, has long been seen in the office as something of a corporate ‘enemy.’ Why? Because it can often get in the way of, or require the complete dismantling of, protocols that already worked. Staff are required to retrain, learn new systems and approaches, and do away with time-tested things that work in the hope that the new technology will deliver better results. In the property management industry, the problem becomes two-fold, as clients are often similarly required to get used to ‘new-fangled’ systems as well as workers. As somewhat of a niche industry, it’s been historically rare to find property management-specialised products, too, leaving you hoping you can adapt broader and more generic software to the task.
Yet, let’s be honest- digital applications have the possibility to deliver on the big three every company desires:
- Time saved
- Money saved
- Uncompromised service
With the power of the myIOT and myView dashboard in your company ‘pocket’, however, the technological revolution looks considerably different. Keen to know how? Then keep reading to see how the myBuildings solutions and Core Vision Africa will revolutionise the way you manage your properties- without compromising any of the systems you already have in place.