The infamous IoT Foosball Table has been refreshed, redesigned, and was the highlight of Dev @ InterConnect‘s demo area. Our mission to showcase Bluemix, Node-RED, Cloudant, and most importantly Watson IoT connectivity, was a success. Not to mention causing some heated battles during happy hour, with players demonstrating some champion-level foosball techniques. I had the opportunity to chat with Stefania Kaczmarczyk and Oliver Rodriguez who led the effort to refresh the project. I find out what is most interesting under the hood, and what is planned for SXSW.
To date Internet of Things Foundation has been available as a Public cloud service. This is great as it’s quick to get started, offers simple sign up, and pay as you go pricing. What happens if you need tighter control over the hardware, or have data sovereignty requirements that mean you need to define exactly which where your data lives? That’s where Dedicated comes in. With our Dedicated offering, you can have Internet of Things Foundation deployed in any of the 40+ SoftLayer datacenters around the world.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands rapidly, more and more “things” are reporting their properties, location, and status in near real-time. This generates a huge volume and variety of data that is under-utilized… or often not used at all! To utilize IoT data effectively to drive business decisions and results, organizations need help processing large amounts of data in real-time and driving real-time actions from that data. To address these challenges, IBM introduced IBM IoT Real-Time Insights.
With the release of the new Star Wars film moviegoers everywhere are being re-introduced to The Force and its power. More than a few people may even walk out imagining what life would be like in a world inhabited by The Force. While we may never be able to control each other’s minds, the ability to manipulate the physical world through our speech, and even our thoughts, is very much a reality today. It is a reality being made more possible all the time by advances in technology like Natural Language Processing, sensors and IoT. Today, it is even possible to move a BB-8 Droid with your mind.