Building systems will soon run on the IT network, but who will own them?

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We all want to be connected. At home and at work. The ability to access content whenever we want and wherever we are is the new expectation. But as we connect more Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the network, the challenges increase.

One of the questions that is still unanswered is, “Who owns the network in the building?” According to a survey conducted by CommScope on in-building wireless, although 87 percent of building professionals say that it is imperative to have coverage in-building, 37 percent say network operators should be responsible while others say IT managers or building managers (23 percent and 21 percent, respectively). You can see that there is little agreement on ownership, which adds to the challenges.

In the below video, I talk more about these challenges and our upcoming educational seminars to help building managers and owners understand some of the expectations placed on building networks. See today’s press release about the “Evolution of the Workplace” workshops to register for these free events.

About the Author

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Ed Solis

Ed Solis is vice president, Enterprise Sales, in Latin America, for CommScope. Ed is responsible for leading Enterprise sales and collaborating with functional leaders to drive a cohesive growth strategy. Ed has been with the company 13 years. He began in Product Line Management and was responsible for expanding the growth of the Uniprise Solutions Portfolio in North America and Latina America.  He also led the International Product & Market Management group and has been a contributing member of the regional sales leadership planning team, focused on expanding into new markets.  For the past two years, he has served as global director of Building Market Development & Enterprise Strategy, responsible for leading strategy and execution plans for the Enterprise Segment. He has more than 18 years of experience in the networking industry leading organizations in revenue growth and market penetration.  He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.  He also received his MBA from Texas A&M - Commerce.