As purveyors of dynamic data in our newly defined building automation industry, we are constantly exploring the best methods of bringing our wares to our client's enterprise. The general acceptance and industry familiarity with the Microsoft® Office suite of programs makes this a natural conduit to pipe our real-time data to the enterprise. The power and inter-workability of this family of programs has made them a global de facto standard for most corporate enterprises.
As our industry's Web-based building automation unfolds, strongly based on using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, we find ourselves closer to our goal of being part of the enterprise than we thought. As we re-examine and better understand the interactive power and "meshability" of the office backbone of most company enterprises, we see evolving standards with simplified presentation.