By Chris O'Connor on October 20, 2017

What “software everywhere” means for IoT product development

The connected world of today means that software is everywhere. Your home, your car, your workplace — anywhere you go, software is running in the background. It’s all powered by trillions of lines of code and complex systems. Think about this: a high-end car has more lines of code than an F-35 Fighter Jet…100 million! […]

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By Michelle Barbee-Vargas on October 17, 2017

Mars, the Earth, and Your Car: IoT at Genius of Things, Boston

Michelle Barbee-Vargas, Global Client Reference Manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, gives us her impressions of the Genius of Things event in Boston earlier this month. “This is a Connected World” – Deon Newman, IBM I arrived in Boston fresh off the train from my small town early Wednesday morning excited to hear about […]

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By Jen Clark on October 17, 2017

IBM Employee Wellness and Safety solution in top 20 IoT industrial applications

The Internet of Things Institute has selected a safety project undertaken by IBM and North Star BlueScope Steel as one of the top 20 IoT industrial applications for 2017. North Star, which produces steel for global building and construction industries, piloted IBM’s Employee Wellness and Safety solution in 2016, using connected wearable devices and analytics to help monitor […]

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By Jen Clark on October 12, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th October 2017

Welcome to the weekly IoT round-up! This week, we get a sneak peek at the new Star Wars VR experience (coming soon to Disney Parks), and there’s good news for autonomous vehicles as California DMV rules to allow testing of driverless vehicles. Read on for the latest. Science and Star Wars: real-world droids IBM’s thought […]

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By Sanjay Brahmawar on October 12, 2017

Future of Government Services in Munich IBM IoT Center

This week I was joined by dozens of visitors for the unveiling of an exciting new part of our Watson IoT Center in Munich, Germany. The new Government Industry Lab is an extension of the industry section of the Center, which provides tangible examples of how IoT and cognitive technologies are impacting how we live […]

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By Jen Clark on October 11, 2017

IBM and Nokia develop Aging in Place solution to help elderly in their homes

‘Getting old is not for sissies’, said Bette Davis, famously. That’s certainly true – and for many it’s a subject we prefer to ignore, especially if it’s happening to us. But it’s also true that aging is better than the alternative, and increasingly, technology is helping us see the way to a better quality of […]

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By Miriam Oglesby on October 11, 2017

The Secure Connected Car solution at IAA 2017

It’s no news that in any modern car there can be up to 100 computer components. As our cars become increasingly connected, digital, and computerized, the growing number of ECUs (Electronic Control Units) create an expansive and inviting attack surface and vulnerabilities for malicious incidents. Car hacking could include hackers attempting remote exploitation or takeover, […]

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By Miriam Oglesby on October 11, 2017

Behind the scenes at the me Convention

In mid September, in Frankfurt, neighbouring the International Motor Show, SXSW and Mercedes Benz hosted the first ever me Convention. An agenda bursting with inspirational speakers and a buzzing atmosphere, the me Convention is a completely new event which, over three days, brought together creatives from the design and technology industries. From 15th – 17th […]

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By Laura Langendorf on October 9, 2017

5 genius demonstrations from the Genius of Things Boston

While the Genius of Things event in Boston is over, I’m still pondering. There are so many interesting ways that our customers are using Watson IoT to change the way we live and work. In addition to the great speakers, there were also some very impressive technology demonstrations that our partners and colleagues brought to the event. […]

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By Jen Clark on October 5, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon. Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston. Read on for the latest news from the […]

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By Jen Clark on October 5, 2017

Republic Parking System achieves operational excellence with IoT 

Jack Skelton, Vice President of Operations at IBM, spoke at the Genius of Things event in Boston about IBM’s work with Republic Parking System, Inc., – a company providing professional parking management services to airports, cities, hospitals and private businesses across the USA and Central America. Republic has been using IoT data and analytics to […]

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By Jen Clark on October 5, 2017

Golden State Foods and IBM Watson IoT set new standards in foodservice industry

At this year’s Genius of Things (GoT) event in Boston, IBM announced that we are working with Golden State Foods to embrace two big opportunities for growth and change in the food services industry. Golden State Foods are using Watson IoT to assist fleet management and safety for their 2,000+ trucks, and creating connected restaurants […]

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