The IT department at the heart of the evolution towards the digital building

Creating a digital building means including the building information system in the "standards", the IT standards.

Without implicated IT department, no smart building!

IT is at the heart of companies' digital evolution. Whether it is for RH management, finance management, new products' development... the IT department is becoming more and more important and its responsibilities as well. The reason is simple: it is within your IT department or your client's IT department that you will find the digital experts able to comprehend, manage and monitor the different professions in their digital evolution.

The evolution towards the digital building can only be done through a stronger collaboration between building experts (Real Estate management, workplace environment management, operation management... and their service providers) and the digital experts (IT and its service providers).

Developing a digital building calls for using the building data, understanding and managing it like the rest of the company's data. Also making sure the data becomes part of its responsibilities. This implicates that the building information systems or building data sources are connected to the company's other information systems. Therefore, they have to be managed with the same level of rigour than the others IS. This responsibility falls to the IT department.

What are IT's stakes and responsibilities ?

IT has generally at least 4 major responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring the company's information systems function well

  2. Ensuring the security of the company's information systems

  3. Collaborating with the different professions to deploy and manage the IS

  4. Guiding the professions in their innovation process and facilitating innovation

The built environment today: the "shadow IT" issue

For an IT department, the building today is suffering from "shadow IT". The building deploys IS on non-managed and non-secured servers, with exotic protocols (for an IT department). It is not IT, it is OT.

The exchanges between the business units and IT are not fluid yet. The complexity, jargon and constraints of both trades are slowing down the exchanges. It is therefore necessary to bring concrete solutions to make these 2 fields of activity converge.

What does the BOS SpinalCore bring to the IT department and to Real Estate management?

The BOS SpinalCore is convergence tool (BIM/IT/OT) that is designed for IT and the real estate manager in order to offer an answer to 3 challenges:

  1. Enable IS management of the building by the IT department by structuring and making the building data understandable in a digital twin.

  2. Secure the data access through the integration with standard IT tools (API, API gateway, SIEM)

  3. Orchestrate the IS and data exchange to generate innovation and new digital services to benefit the real estate managers.

SpinalCom guides and simplifies the exchanges between IT and real estate managers in order to create the digital building.

The BOS SpinalCore is a tool that includes the IT standards into the building.