The technology usage may also drive closer working relationships between facilities and IT managers if all the environmental systems, data center and building, are monitored in one system, said IBM officials.
Energy use of by building is a major source of energy consumption, accounting for about 40% of the total emissions, according to IBM. The centralized management systems, via its Tivoli software, envisioned by the company will gather sensor data, analyze it and develop proactive alerts that warn of pending issues, or as Al Zollar, IBM's general manager for Tivoli Software said, "fix things before they break."
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