IoT technology in the velodrome: Team USA cycling

Collecting data is not a new phenomenon in the sports world. What has changed is how that data is collected and analyzed. As technology has advanced and evolved, the process of collecting data from elite athletes has been streamlined – going from hours to seconds – and we have access to new levels of detail […]

John Cohn: 35 years with IBM

For the last 35 years, John Cohn has been an indispensable part of IBM. With seventeen patents and countless contributions to technology, he continues to innovate and promote progression within IBM. His passion for science and engineering enlighten all who will take the time to listen. Within IBM and developer communities, John is a household […]

Air pollution in China and IBM green initiatives

Beijing, China has struggled with dangerous levels of pollution for years. In 2015, the city issued two unprecedented red alerts, indicating critical levels. Breathing Beijing’s air, according to a study released last year by U.S.-based nonprofit Berkeley Earth, is comparable to smoking 30 cigarettes a day. Air pollution fluctuates greatly based on weather, humidity, temperature, […]

Intelligent processes and yield improvement with IoT

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing.  Intelligent, instrumented and connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of […]

Are you IoT ready?

IoT is hot and getting hotter. Consumers use it for health monitoring and ‘smart’ home devices, such as thermostats and appliances. On the business front, a piece of equipment — or any business asset, really — can be tagged, monitored, and analyzed. This might include a sensor-enabled pressure valve on a piece of drilling equipment, […]

You can’t control the weather, but you can control how it impacts your business

Weather affects your businesses in a number of ways that normally fly under the radar, including its impact on the assets you manage. Take the example of a single rail car. It may be designed to operate in conditions under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The likelihood of failure increases depending on how many days it has […]

‘Home James’ – talking about self-driving vehicles at Upshift 2016

What’s the future of mobility? How soon will we see self-driving cars? With ever increasing numbers of us living in cities, will we be able to get around or will we be trapped in perpetual gridlock?  These are some of the thorny topics that AutoBlog wrestles with and on 6 October in Detroit, Michigan, they’re […]

Meet Dr. Lucy Rogers: the extraordinary IoT and Raspberry Pi Jammer who loves to hack dinosaurs

In June, I had the pleasure of attending one of Lucy Rogers’ Hack a Dinosaur Raspberry Pi Jams held at the Blackgang Chine Theme Park on the Isle of Wight. It was a terrific experience sitting down with an eclectic group of Makers – ranging from novice developers, to Master Inventors, programmers, and several rocket […]

IoT ruins movies: The Dark Knight Rises

Setting the scene Working with Watson IoT, everything starts to change. We talk about it all the time; IoT has an impact on everything from buildings to cars to the weather. As I have spent more time digging around to understand the revolution of IoT, I have seen that it has changed the way I […]

IoT and back to school retail

Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season of the year, followed only by the winter holiday season.  This year, spending is projected to reach $75.8 billion dollars, the majority of which will be spent on clothing, shoes and electronics, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Back to school shopping made easy with the Internet […]

How smart thermometers can track and prevent Zika

One of the nobler applications of technology is that of fighting disease. IBM and many other technology companies have a long history of dedicating resources to fight the spread of diseases and improve global health. Currently, a key focus for us is tracking and limiting the spread of the Zika virus. IBM recently announced that […]

World of Watson: register now

You are cordially invited to the World of Watson event on October 24th through the 27th at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA. See what the future will bring This event will showcase the cognitive power of Watson and the potential that it brings for the future. See how data, analytics, and Watson can change your […]