Technology

Top 10 Things to Know about the Internet of Buildings

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By JEFF CARPENTER You’ve no doubt heard about this phenomenon known as The Internet of Things, or, perhaps, the Internet of Buildings, but you’re not sure how they relate to building design and construction. No problem. In the spirit of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” here are the Top 10 Things to Know. #10.

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Transforming the Construction Industry in the Coming Decade: An Opportunity for St. Louis IT Innovation

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By LEE METCALF For the past three years, investments in construction industry startups have skyrocketed. These startups are looking to improve the industry’s communication, payment processes, workforce development and management processes while promoting access to real-time information across the construction value chain. Many of these improvements are driven by significant IT hardware enhancements; building, tailoring

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The Coming Decade: A Revolution in Technology, Education and Impact of Women

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By Lee Metcalf The 2020s will see further transformation of business and society around the world because of technology. This means unheard of levels of productivity across every discipline of the construction industry – actually, across every Industry. At the core of this movement is information technology and the ability to access and harness huge

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Minimizing Your Risk of Cyber Breach

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Submitted by: Schmersahl Treloar & Co. Concerns about cyber threats disrupting core operations are now a top operational risk. The Securities and Exchange Commission has called threats to cybersecurity “the biggest systematic risk we have facing us.” Given the impact that breaches can have and the level of sophistication shown by hackers in recent breaches,

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The Future of Office Space in a Post COVID-19 World

By BRIAN J. NOLAN COVID-19 has led to an enhanced health consciousness across the country, affecting virtually every aspect of our lives. In response, federal, state and local governments implemented laws, rules and regulations regarding health and safety. These changes will have an impact on how we work and on the future design of the

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Mobile Security: Protect Your Device and its Confidential Info from Falling into Enemy Hands

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By BARRY HERRING If you ask people what IT security means, you are sure to get a different answer from each person who answers the question. Working with companies every day, we are constantly communicating the need for security and trying to find that balance of what is needed and falls within their budget. Let’s

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It’s a Good Time to Consider the Cloud for 24/7 Access to Resources Anywhere, Everywhere

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By MARTY HOOPER As more and more cities, states and the federal government restrict gatherings during this current coronavirus crisis, many companies are making the decision to have their employees work from home. This is especially trying for construction companies. With a mix of office staff, field personnel and folks who work in both the

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It’s a Good Time to Consider the Cloud for 24/7 Access to Resources Anywhere, Everywhere

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By MARTY HOOPER As more and more cities, states and the federal government restrict gatherings during this current coronavirus crisis, many companies are making the decision to have their employees work from home. This is especially trying for construction companies. With a mix of office staff, field personnel and folks who work in both the

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A Look Back at 2019 and Toward 2020

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By JOE BALSAROTTI Last year I gazed into my laser-etched, OLED-lit, solar-powered crystal ball and offered up some of the technical innovations that would hit the prime time in 2019. Here’s my score card: Continued push toward 5G cellular communications. Check. 5G has already had a limited rollout and the Sprint/T-Mobile merger was approved. Look

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