IoT and cognitive computing are powerful new tools that can make our businesses and our environment greener.

Positive environmental stewardship can help you reduce costs, ensure a healthier working environment, attract talent and build brand awareness.

The Internet of Things (IoT) can help you conserve precious resources and eliminate waste to achieve these goals. It starts by making sense of the ocean of raw data produced every minute by the thousands of connected things that make up your business, supply chain and products. When you understand your physical world, you can see opportunities to improve resource efficiency, reduce pollution, and stimulate new thinking and innovation.

More than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions, and as many as

3.5 billion

could experience water scarcity by 2025 *

* Organization of United States World Resource Institution

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With Watson IoT, you can:

  • Increase production without increasing resource usage.
  • Predict extreme weather events and mitigate negative consequences.
  • Reduce pollution and change behavior to protect the environment and improve health.
  • Improve the security of our food system.

Watson IoT provides solutions for:

Track and manage resource use across your business. Watson IoT can help you:

  • Implement green practices across your entire supply chain.
  • Manage buildings and homes more intelligently.
  • Reduce water waste using flow sensors and real-time leakage alerts.
  • Improve inventory management and distribution to reduce waste and drive efficiencies.

Prevent pollution at its source. Watson IoT can help you:

  • Increase fuel efficiency, optimize fleets, reduce traffic congestion and balance the demands of electric vehicles.
  • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions through better utilities and space management.
  • Create a more responsive electricity delivery network and empower consumers to conserve.
  • Optimize processes, and enable predictive maintenance and machine-to-machine learning to eliminate waste.

Improve all aspects of the food supply chain from farm to table. Watson IoT can help you:

  • Use IoT sensors, weather data, satellite or drone imagery to revolutionize irrigation and soil management.
  • Improve crop yields and support farmers with real-time, informed decision-making.
  • Meet consumer demand for transparency about where food comes from and how it’s made.

Listen to what the environment is telling you to improve worker health. Watson IoT can help you:

  • Use predictive analytics to understand the true costs environmental issues have on your business.
  • Inform healthcare, public health and safety decisions.
  • Analyze the environment to improve worker and workplace safety.
  • Utilize buildings more intelligently to save resources while meeting employees’ needs.

Mitigate the impact of weather-related events. Watson IoT can help you:

  • Reduce risks and damage resulting from weather events through better prediction and preparedness.
  • Move from reactive business continuity and disaster recovery planning to a cognitive, predictive resiliency program to anticipate and reduce the impact of an impending disaster.
  • Improve customer service through a better understanding of weather-related events.

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