IoT

For a better cloud strategy, look to data

Enterprise cloud strategy is undergoing revolutionary changes. While initial deployments focused largely on back-office support functions and migrating workloads to off-site infrastructure, the modern cloud has become a go-to solution for top-tier workloads and forward-looking initiatives, such as mobile data and the Internet of Things (IoT). While most people have traditionally viewed the cloud as […]

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Credits uses cloud to encourage mass adoption of public blockchain

Blockchain is attracting a lot of interest, especially since cryptocurrencies have exploded into the mainstream. To access a market that’s estimated to be worth trillions of dollars, our company, Credits, created a fast, cost-effective public blockchain platform hosted on scalable IBM Cloud infrastructure. Removing barriers to blockchain Innovators across all industries are looking to the […]

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SilverHook Powerboats makes waves with IoT technology

Racing powerboats at high speed is exhilarating, but it’s also hazardous and mechanically complex. To get to the finish line safely, drivers and their teams rely on their intuition and expertise, but even the most experienced racers still make mistakes. For boats travelling at more than 150 miles per hour in rough seas, even the […]

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Connected Car service personalizes insurance using IBM IoT solution

There are two million cars in Ecuador. Only 20 to 26 percent of them are insured. There’s no requirement  to have car insurance in Ecuador and there’s a predominant attitude that “nothing will happen.” The average value of an auto insurance policy in Ecuador is $700, a considerable sum given that the basic monthly salary […]

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AirWire Technologies builds connected car app with IBM Cloud Garage

For both drivers and companies that create technologies to keep drivers safer, time is everything. At AirWire Technologies, we have been blown away by how quickly the IBM Cloud Garage helped bring our solution to market. AirWire created the Connected Car Internet of Things (IoT) device, which plugs into a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic port and […]

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Karantis360 brings elder care into the 21st century with IBM Cloud

All over the world, people are living longer than ever. Many elderly people want to live independently, but still need some assistance to stay safe. While older people used to be able to rely on relatives for help, nowadays families often live too far away or have too many commitments to offer day-to-day support. Social […]

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Bausch + Lomb, Whirlpool and Kyocera put IBM Cloud to work

This week, three companies in healthcare and manufacturing announced that they’re adopting IBM Cloud. Eye health company Bausch + Lomb launched two new Eyetelligence applications that will run on IBM Cloud. The applications use Internet of Things (IoT) services on IBM Cloud to give the company a centralized view of operational and performance data to […]

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Transforming manufacturing with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a field for academic researchers; machine learning and deep learning are becoming mainstream technologies that any organization can harness. This could have dramatic implications for many industries, including manufacturing. The impact of AI on manufacturing is likely to usher in a whole new era of industrial development. The […]

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How IBM Cloud supports innovative IoT

What is the Internet of Things (IoT), exactly? What are the “things”? They could be any internet-connected objects that collect and share data using embedded sensors. For example, many of us are familiar with fitness trackers or smart appliances that are controlled by cell phones. Business Insider predicts that there will be there will be […]

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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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Spark disruption at the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Summits

Love it or hate it, disruption is a reality of today’s economy. Organizations have a pivotal choice ahead: spend valuable resources every year scrambling to maintain the status quo, or embrace change and become a disruptor. However hawkish it may seem, this is the business climate of today. That’s why IBM is offering clients and […]

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Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with a cloud managed services solution can free up IT staff to focus more on innovation […]

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