Can smart sensors change the HVAC business?​

Rather than sell a thermostat or an AC unit, Emerson wants to sell consumers a comfortable environment.

That’s the questions answered in the October issue of Fortune, which looks at Emerson as it tries to cross a digital bridge between HVAC equipment and internet connectivity.

The corporate world is grappling with a future where an estimated 30 billion devices will be Internet-connected by 2020. Those devices are expected to create exabytes of new data—a torrent of potentially valuable information that threatens to forever change how companies like Emerson make money.

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