Where can you find information about the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics (CWA)?


You can use the IBM Watson Analytics service to discover patterns and meanings in your data. Watson Analytics guides data discovery and predictive analytics by using automatic visualizations and enables dashboard creation so that you can get insights and make informed decisions.

By using Watson Analytics, you can add and tune data, discover insights to help solve your business problems, and display your findings. You pair Watson Analytics with data from IBM TRIRIGA to explore your integrated workplace management processes and obtain new insights on your day to day operations. You use TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics to export TRIRIGA data of your choice into Watson Analytics.

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.15.16 post about the overview and demo.]

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What are Siemens’ strategies for real estate decarbonisation?


Reducing the carbon footprint of buildings and enhancing sustainability are fast becoming business critical issues for institutional real estate investors. But in order to implement an effective green strategy to lower one’s carbon footprint, having access to detailed building performance data and analytics is vital. Siemens is able to achieve this to help investors enhance the value of their real estate portfolios…

Towards low carbon real estate

On average, energy consumption accounts for 40% of the lifecycle costs of buildings. For those wishing to optimise their real estate and demonstrate green credentials, and compliance with global standards, such as Europe’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), commonly used in the US, Siemens is able to plot a path to greater transparency and performance…

The power of big data

To connect buildings and foster smart buildings, in February 2016, the Siemens Buildings Technologies Division partnered with IBM to maximise the potential of connected buildings and the data they create to empower real estate owners and operators to drive business results and meet building-related KPI’s. As a result, Siemens develops integral solutions with IBM‘s software suites Maximo (asset management) and TRIRIGA (workplace management) and envisages use cases to apply Watson IoT analytics. A cognitive building can anticipate, respond, and adapt…

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[Admin: As a thought-provoking counterpoint, the following piece reveals a mathematical flaw in current climate models that are supposed to predict the rate of global warming for every doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air.]

Carbon scare is over?

In December 2016, Lord Christopher Monckton reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire “climate change” scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the “Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie” conference in Phoenix, AZ, Lord Monckton covers in-depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review…

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[Admin: At time index 3:29, the 4.5 K value is highlighted. But looking at Lord Monckton’s London presentation from September 2016, the 2.2 K should be highlighted instead. Basically, the flaw was taking the mid-value of T (at 3.0 K) on the y-axis, instead of taking the mid-value of F (at 0.485) on the x-axis. That’s what he means by “the wrong end of the curve” or the wrong axis. So by using the F of 0.485, the curve gives a much lower T of 2.2 K. Then 2.2 K should be highlighted.]

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IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics overview


Here’s an overview and demo of the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics, which lets business professionals easily integrate their TRIRIGA building data directly into Watson Analytics. Presented by Paul Lacey, Offering Manager for IBM TRIRIGA.

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ValuD: Interview with Motors@Work


As “going green” becomes not only a trend but a necessity in our world today, it’s important we talk about energy conservation. Industrial consumption accounts for at least 42% of the global electricity consumption and a significant portion of that is wasted. With one third of such industrial consumption being used by electric motors, it goes without saying that energy conservation in electric motors is a must have. And that is exactly where Rod Ellsworth and his team at Motors@Work(TM) come into the picture…

VC: Good to know that Motors@Work(TM) has earned the trust and confidence of its clients! You recently announced that Motors@Work(TM) will be available as a SaaS solution in IBM Bluemix. Are there any specific reasons for you to choose IBM Bluemix as your Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider?

RE: Well, there are quite a few reasons for us to choose IBM Bluemix as our PaaS partner. For one, IBM currently happens to be one of the leading PaaS providers in the market today and is also the market leader in the Asset Performance Management sector. The way we look at it, Motors@Work(TM) energy intelligence has value on its own but our customers will get the extended benefit when our energy intelligence data is combined with historical data and live data streams from connected devices, sensors, and other IBM Watson IoT hub components. Moreover, the systematic integration of Motors@Work(TM) with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Applications will provide seamless business process integration for non-conformity mitigation and energy improvement opportunity execution. Additionally, this partnership will enable us to integrate our application with IBM’s Maximo Asset Management and TRIRIGA RE/FM applications, which again would be beneficial to our clients. We feel that this will be a win-win relationship for us as well as for our clients…

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.18.16 post about the ValuD partnership with Motors@Work.]

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How can you combine IBM Watson Analytics and IoT with TRIRIGA?


How can IBM Watson Analytics and IoT technology be combined with TRIRIGA to achieve real estate and facilities management goals? How can we leverage Watson Analytics and IoT technology to improve TRIRIGA capabilities?

[Admin: This post is related to the 04.24.15 post about unlocking TRIRIGA possibilities with Watson Analytics, the 03.23.15 post about connecting TRIRIGA to Watson Analytics, and the 06.05.16 featured post about the difference between Watson Analytics and cognitive IoT.]

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ISS turns to IBM to transform management of 25,000 buildings


ISS, a leading global provider of facility services, has signed a commercial agreement with IBM to use the power of Watson IoT to transform the management of over 25,000 buildings around the world.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, ISS is one of the world’s largest private employers with over 500,000 staff managing everything from concierge to cleaning, catering to technical maintenance for thousands of high profile clients… ISS will tap IBM’s Watson IoT platform, consulting and advanced facilities management technologies to transform the services it provides to building owners and users around the world with the goal of making buildings more personalized, intuitive and user-friendly.

Working with IBM, ISS will integrate and analyse data from millions of devices and sensors embedded into buildings including doors, windows, chairs, meeting rooms, dispensers and air conditioning systems. Data will be uploaded onto IBM’s Watson IoT cloud platform and cognitive computing technologies will learn from this data helping ISS optimise its services as well as furthering its understanding of how people use buildings, thereby creating new opportunities for innovation…

As a first step, ISS has already fitted its Copenhagen headquarters, which serves as an innovation lab for the service group, with hundreds of sensors connected to IBM’s Watson IoT platform and TRIRIGA facilities management software to help improve room bookings and catering services for the 250 employees based in the building. The next phase will be the implementation of the cognitive IoT technology at selected customer sites…

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[Admin: This post is related to the 06.30.16 post by Chris O’Connor about putting the human touch into buildings, and the 08.20.15 post about creating a connected 11-storey building in 4 hours. This post is also related to the 07.07.16 article by Engineering.com and the 07.07.16 article by Energy Manager Today.]

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PhotonStar is at the vanguard of machine-to-machine technology


PhotonStar is at the vanguard of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, also known as the internet of things (IoT). It has developed the Halcyon intelligent wireless lighting system and is moving swiftly to control other areas of the office environment such as heating, water and noise. It even has a remote window-blind system that responds to the changes in the weather…

Holding it all together is its Halcyon cloudBMS software remotely connecting multiple buildings, built on IBM’s Watson IoT platform that segues with the technology giant’s Maximo and TRIRIGA facilities management systems. Being able to remotely control the whole building ecosystem across multiple sites can lead to huge energy savings. Significant further economies can be garnered from fixing a device before it goes wrong using what’s called predictive maintenance…

The partnership with IBM was not coincidental; the technology and consulting giant’s systems are embedded with around 80% of building managers worldwide that are also potential customers of PhotonStar…

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