Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 2 – M2M communication

“Show the world what electric vehicles can do” is the challenge that has been taken up by a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. They currently tour around the world with their self-built electric motors, for a total of 40.000 kilometers in only 80 days. The electric touring motorcycle, christened “STORM […]

Where’s my stuff? How location and IoT play well together

Ever wondered how to track small, high-value devices where there might be varying strengths of Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell tower signal? At its heart, the core value from IoT stems from data. A lot of people refer to data as the new gold but the reality is it’s the new oil. When oil comes out […]

IoT Builders Contest:

Ever fancied yourself as a budding IoT genius? Tecchie extraordinaire? Tinkerer of machines or builder of gadgets? If that sounds like you, you might be interested in Watson IoT’s new IoT Builders Contest on the world’s largest online network for tech enthusiasts – What is an Instructable? is an online community where anyone can […]

What is M2M technology?

Since the advent of the internet, technology has transformed the way that we communicate; not only with each other, but with the world around us too. Today, the world is more connected than ever, thanks to M2M communication and the Internet of Things. M2M literally means ‘Machine to Machine’. It describes the interaction of billions […]

IoT and miles per gallon: how we market cars

This morning, as yet another Navarra/L200-alike truck battered past me at 90mph, the thought occurred to me – “that thing must be doing the square root of naff-all miles per gallon”. After all, the things you need for economy at high speed are: low weight, a minimal drag coefficient, and an engine optimised for motorway […]

IoT security: smarter systems engineering must compensate for our weaknesses

It’s fascinating to read the accounts of IoT related hacks, especially those that make headlines in both the popular press and the tech blogs. I’m concerned that casual readers will conclude that opening the door to IoT connected devices means hackers will have access to their cars, their security systems and even literally their front […]

IoT weekly round-up Thursday 20th October 2016

Welcome to IBM’s weekly IoT round-up: the latest news in the connected world of the Internet of Things. This week, the WristWhirl prototype lets you use your Smartwatch one-handed, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ are in hot water over unlawful data collection and Facebook launches ‘Workplace’, its messaging service for businesses. Read on for the latest […]

The Internet of Things at IBM World of Watson

2016 has been a fast-moving year in the Internet of Things space. We have seen major announcements from all the major IoT players, fascinating implementations, and the development of emerging IoT technologies like cognitive computing. It’s been a big year for IBM Watson IoT as we have made great strides rolling out new capabilities to […]

Around the world in 80 days – by Storm Wave electric motorcycle

 “Show the world what electric vehicles can do”.  This is the challenge a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have taken up. They are currently touring around the world with their self-built electric motorcycle. The trip will cover 40,000 kilometers in only 80 days. The team named their electric touring motorcycle […]

Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things with cloud

In talking with IBM clients who are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance their operations, two themes seem to arise repeatedly: the cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Although most companies are leveraging the cloud in some way, businesses are struggling to understand precisely how the cloud and IoT intersect, and the value of combining […]

The forecast for scheduling is about to get brighter

IBM has launched Maximo Scheduler Plus, an advanced work management solution that gives businesses the tools they need to manage both their field workforce and complex projects like shutdowns, outages and turnarounds. Scheduler Plus can help you optimize work schedules using real-time weather forecast data, letting you schedule maintenance and service workers more efficiently. Schedulers […]

Can the Internet of Things breathe new life into brick and mortar retail?

Brick and mortar is dead.  Or at least, according to some. Naysayers have been ringing the death knell of the retail store for some time.  Online commerce is booming, with online sales totaling $341.7 billion in 2015, a 14.6% increase over the previous year, according to the US Department of Commerce.  Last year, ecommerce accounted […]