The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept almost as loose in definition as the two terms that make it up. In short, the Internet of Things is, well, all of the things connected to and by the Internet. The implications, however, are not so simple.
Cloud computing involves being able to access services and store data over the Internet rather than relying on a local computing device (e.g., laptop, desktop, tablet) to run the software or store the data.
Fleet management can be challenging for HVAC contractors, which often have a number of service vans and trucks with no dedicated staff to oversee them. Fortunately, new Internet-based software programs and tools make it much easier for contractors to access and update records and perform other fleet management tasks.
Autodesk Inc. announced that it has brought the power of cloud computing, mobile computing, and building information modeling (BIM) together. The company introduced a BIM solution that it said will significantly improve how architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) project team members connect, collaborate, and communicate.