The RZ and CCRE relationship, business opportunities, and projects are accelerating at a rapid pace around the world. Richards-Zeta attended the latest Cisco Connected Real Estate (CCRE Summit) at the Cisco Campus in Plano, TX, to hear and see the news about the newest CCRE projects, which can be many things depending on what the goals and objectives are for the customer. For example; during the training, Cisco demonstrated CCRE projects where the applications running on the IP backbone and available via the Cisco phones were software packages developed for the hospitality industry, which is a huge market for Cisco.

In remembering the pyramid graph, which demonstrated the building systems on the left side and the information systems and building applications on the right side, separated by the IP Backbone running down the core, it is clear that there must be some device, often referred to as "middleware," which integrates the two.