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Smart Merger in Smart Buildings

By Kevin Prouty

Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) recently announced its merger with Tyco’s fire and security companies. The merger creates a new JCI that has a broader Smart Building portfolio. The new JCI will be better positioned to compete against the industrial mega-companies like GE, with its Current brand, Siemens, Honeywell, and Schneider.


BRIDGE Energy Group’s 2016 Utility Industry Survey had some good news and some bad news on analytics and outage management. The good news is that utilities are becoming less dependent on customer calls for outage notifications. The bad news is that with all the money invested in meters and smart infrastructure, less than 20% of the notifications are coming from meter data and analysis.

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