3 ways IoT will change smart meters for utilities

The concept of a smart grid, and the smart meters that are used to measure it, predated the Internet of Things.  If we think about IoT as simply the networking of physical devices to allow them to exchange data, then energy & utilities companies building smart grids could be considered leaders of the early IoT […]

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 1st December 2016

It’s been a musical sort of week in the connected world, as computers get to know Beethoven through annotated scores and a neural karaoke program generates music by analyzing a digital image. In other news, spectators at this weekend’s Big Tem Championship game will get a new perspective thanks to GoPro, and a sensor-embedded suit […]

Why cognitive sustainability makes good business sense

As a leader, you constantly have your eyes peeled for ideas to accelerate growth, reduce cost and identify ways to improve customer satisfaction. These are common goals across every industry, whether in the private or public sector, and they’re becoming more challenging to achieve in a changing world. As inequality, poverty, and environmental pressures rise, […]

Christmas gifts and IoT: The best products for an early adopter

It’s coming! Christmas is coming! The stores have been busting out the festive hits since Halloween, and it’s time to get cracking with gift-buying. Stuck for inspiration? Fear not. The connected Christmas list is here (Santa’s gone hi-tech) with gift ideas for the gadget lovers among your nearest and dearest. Gifts for the gadget lover […]

IoT ruins movies: Home Alone

Setting the scene What would it be like if Home Alone had been made today instead of in 1990? Aside from the obvious perk of being able to call Kevin on his smart phone to check he was safe, wouldn’t it be fun if Kevin had live-streamed his pranks to millions of YouTube followers? Or […]

Design for analytics in IoT product development

In my last blog post, I wrote about a feedback loop in which operational data can be used to improve design—to optimize products, systems or processes, in support of improved business outcomes. The instantiation of this feedback loop is known as the digital thread. In this blog, I’d like to explore the idea of design […]

The IoT and smart home security systems that revolutionised 2016

IoT has had a significant impact on home security in 2016 more than ever. According to Google Trends, at it’s peak, over 75% more people searched for ‘smart home’ in 2016 than comparatively in 2015 worldwide. IoT for home innovation and security allows people to control their locks, lights, radios, heating and camera security all […]

How low-code platforms help underwriters tap the value of cognitive services

The Mendix team was really excited to sponsor and attend IBM World of Watson for the first time in October 2016. We met a lot of great people and learned a lot about the future of Watson and cognitive computing.  In particular, Mendix was there to help organizations understand how low-code platforms can speed up […]

Innovation begins at home: A connected home is a safer home

How to monitor your home environment from anywhere using Texas Instruments LaunchPad and Watson IoT Platform While it’s true that “home is where the heart is,” it’s also where the risk is for many people. There are numerous sources in the home which can negatively impact a homeowner’s safety or financial well-being. For example, a […]

Fast, easy analytics for Real Estate and Facility Managers

Today IBM is excited to announce the launch of our TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics – letting business professionals and facility managers easily integrate their TRIRIGA buildings data directly into Watson Analytics. To efficiently manage day-to-day operations, it’s becoming increasingly important that businesses find ways to make sense of an ever-growing volume of buildings data […]

Connected products, dependability and value in the IoT

IoT seems, at times, to be the destination rather than the route by which we realize value. Connected products are clearly a key part of IoT, but the real benefits run deeper than simply being a means to sell more stuff. As ‘Black Friday’ shopping events kick off the Christmas shopping season there will, of […]

Precision: The Internet of Things course with Dr Timothy Chou

Mystified by the hows, whats and wherefores of the IoT? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And now there’s a course designed to make it simple – courtesy of the IoT Institute and Dr Timothy Chou, Lecturer at Stanford University and author of Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things. Why the course […]