IoT

Free-floating, cloud-based car sharing app car2go takes the keys

For many city dwellers around the world, owning a car is more of a hassle than it’s worth. First of all, where do you park it? In New York City, for instance, the cost of a parking spot starts at $100 per month on the low end up to $1 million USD for an underground […]

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Beyond scale: How IBM is accelerating enterprise cloud adoption

The enterprise cloud market is continuing to evolve, and the industry is growing beyond just infrastructure as a service. As The Wall Street Journal reported in July, global spending on information technology is expected to reach $3.5 trillion this year, up 2.4 percent from 2016, fueled in part by the rise of new cloud-enabled technologies […]

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Cloud powers fan experiences at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium

A sports stadium is a special place for a fan. At one time, stadiums may have simply been considered a place to watch a game, but now, fans expect more. They want immersive, interactive experiences that make them feel like they’re part of the action. They want to be able to access the necessities such […]

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The Weather Company teams with Twitter to stream eclipse across US

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the United States was 8 June 1918. That makes the one that’s taking place Monday, 21 August, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. The Weather Channel’s digital properties and Twitter are going to make the most of it. “This eclipse is a once-in-a-hundred-year event, and we’re going to party like […]

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IBM Cloud Functions powers the “Internet of Garbage”

The “Internet of Garbage” doesn’t refer to all the ridiculous and inane things one might find on social media. It’s literally about garbage trucks with sensors. GreenQ has installed sensors on trucks to gather real-time data to optimize the waste collection process. When a waste bin is picked up, the sensors on the truck measure […]

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5 ways cloud can help you innovate

Despite the prevailing wisdom that cloud is disrupting established business — and it is — many business leaders are uncertain  about how to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits. An analysis of more than 100 cloud projects of varying sizes shows that successful projects use one or more of the following five actions: 1. Offer […]

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Poseidon Project teaches effective crop irrigation using IBM Cloud

According to Planet Herald, one of the top five environmental challenges of our time is lack of clean, fresh water. UNICEF has shared some startling worldwide facts: 1,400 children die every day from disease linked to poor water 768 million people use unsafe drinking water 2.5 billion people lack sanitation facilities Many people take clean […]

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Sleep easier with a baby-movement monitor built on Watson IoT

The Mayo Clinic confirms what parents already know: sleepless nights are a rite of passage for most new parents. Their baby might go back to sleep on his or her own, but if it’s a young infant who is hungry or needs a diaper change, it’s not likely. By the time weary parents hear their […]

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BMW and IBM team up for cloud-connected CarData network

BMW and IBM announced this week that they’re working together on a cloud computing project that could help as many as 8.5 million drivers diagnose and repair problems, save on car insurance, and take advantage of other third-party services. The BMW CarData network will integrate with the IBM Bluemix platform, where it will have access […]

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WatchOver’s app and GPS tracker watch help ensure child safety

Many parents use apps to keep tabs on their children starting the day those children get their first smartphones. Working parents can see that their children got on the bus in the morning and check on them after school, without needing to call or text. Parents of new drivers can have peace of mind knowing […]

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CurrentCare offers the benefits of assisted living at home with Watson IoT

Forget cameras, microphones, and wearable devices. There’s a better way to monitor the well-being of loved ones who might need assistance. Instead of intruding on their privacy, their houses can check that they’re all right using passive sensors. Inspired by a number of energy monitoring projects, including one to reduce energy poverty for residents in […]

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Enabling faster prototyping of IoT solutions

AT&T, a US-based multinational communications company, is connecting millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Partnering with IBM, developers can deliver IoT innovation and insights on a hybrid cloud platform. Taking the next step forward in a long-standing collaboration AT&T and IBM have a longstanding relationship which has deepened over the past 20 years as […]

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