Facility operations are getting really complex. As a facilities manager, it is almost imperative that you have a computer networking degree. If everything you touch has an electronic address which is connected to some network controlled by some software program then our above statement is correct. IT will take over facilities.
A facility node is an addressable device that can share information with a network. In the future, these devices will be anything that have power going into it. Keep in mind “power” may be solar power, such as a solar powered sensor. It might even be based on temperature differentials and kinetic energy such as with the opening of a door or window.
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