What Experience Should an MSI Hold?
An MSI is typically integrating a multitude of subsystems, some core building services, some IoT/Cloud service and corporate IT services, hence the other name Multi Systems Integrator. The goal is to provide a solution that:
- Provides a single view of the entire building and all its sub functions, either through an API or "Single Pane of Glass" view.
- Can flexibly evolve cause and effect logic as business cases change without disruption or requiring modifications to subsystems.
- Securely connects corporate IT, Cloud and IoT data sources with traditional in-building systems.
A good MSI therefore has skills and experience to understand and comply with corporate IT governance and security, and have the ability to orchestrate multiple building data subsystems – think data identifiers, naming conventions and uniform/common data standards. Plus, due to building data pretty much always residing is disparate locations – often web/cloud-based and on premise, your MSI needs to be proficient in cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployments, as well as, IoT / edge-based data standards.