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IDC: Massive Growth in Smart Building Tech Spending

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
3/29/2014 8:08:38 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Skeptical?
I am skeptical too it sounds overstated....but if the numbers are actually reached or surpassed I will join in the celebration.

Toby
Toby  
3/25/2014 6:32:07 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Greenfield or Brownfield
Good article Kim. There is a big piece in the Times yesterday (The London Times) about the current push into Green belts for new housing here in the UK at a rate of 250,000 units/year which, if they are all to be built based on the latest regs, would generate a lot of growth in the sector.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
3/25/2014 2:55:57 AM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Skeptical?
Great question, Davedgreat... My head's still recovering the eye-popping expenditures predicted by IDC; rehab or greefield, I can only assume there will be plenty of gold-plating in these green buildings.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
3/25/2014 2:52:49 AM
User Rank Blogger
More than triple $ in 3 years?
Sounds like lots of push, and no real customer pull... not sure if IDC discloses who funds studies like these, but that would likely tell us a lot about the rosy future envisioned for smart-buildig expenditures. That $21.9B in '17 is audacious in its optimism; we'll see if it comes aywhere close.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
3/24/2014 1:13:58 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Skeptical?
So does it cost more to upgrade an exsisting building with Smart building Tech or does it cost more to build a building from scratch with smart building tech?

kq4ym
kq4ym  
3/23/2014 1:34:07 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Skeptical?
As I'm mostly skeptical of predictions of future trends, even this study, going only four years into the future seems a bit wildly positive. With a 23% increase, that would certainly be a profitable place to place one's investements. I suspect the study was a bit slanted towards the high end numbers by either the firm's own interests or of those who may have help fund the study? But if the numbers turn true, that would be a good thing for all.

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