By Karen Lewis on April 27, 2017

Cognitive energy with Woodside

Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, is scaling the knowledge of engineers working in control rooms 70 miles offshore. Recognized globally for their success in oil exploration, development, production and supply, this 62-year-old organization has been breaking ground for years, and not just with their drilling rigs. The strategy behind Woodside’s success is in […]

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By Ryan Boyles on April 26, 2017

Designing for success: Start with who, not what

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the […]

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By Franklin Morris on April 26, 2017

The true value of Enterprise Asset Management

Organizations today are using IoT to boost operational performance, enhance customer experience, lead industry transformation, advance environmental sustainability and scale institutional expertise. Asset-intensive companies must constantly track, assess and manage the reliability of a wide range of physical, technological and human assets, but doing so at an enterprise level is a complex undertaking. Challenges include: […]

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By Harriet Green on April 25, 2017

Harriet Green, Hannover Fair: Perspectives on industry 4.0

What is Cognitive Manufacturing? Cognitive Manufacturing (or industry 4.0) is what happens when we combine sensors, robotics, and data capture of the fourth industrial revolution with the machine learning and advanced data analytics of Watson. It’s what happens when we move beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial machines that use data […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

How to nurse a sick robot back to health

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

IBM brings cognition to the factory floor

According to Business Insider Intelligence, the growth of the installed base of manufacturing IoT devices will expand to 923 million in 2020 – that’s 3x growth from 237 million in 2015. When faced with exponential growth and demand, the quality versus quantity conundrum is an unavoidable topic of conversation. Here’s why – manufacturing IoT devices […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Today at Hannover Messe 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB AbilityTM, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure using artificial intelligence. The new suite of breakthrough solutions aims to help organizations […]

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By Dan Bigos on April 25, 2017

The increasingly pervasive role of digital in manufacturing

Hannover Messe has everything – supplies, parts, tools, machinery, software, communications, financing, services, and all the professional experience and expertise one would need to create the ideal manufacturing environment to rapidly transform concept into product. The event is simultaneously overwhelming and inspiring. While the main focus of the event is “things” (as it has always […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 24, 2017

Tech Mahindra: Improving shop floor traceability with CATS

Hannover Messe is massive! This year, seven international leading trade fairs will happen at the Messe, covering a wide range of themes and exhibits – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. In Hall 7, Booth C18, we caught up with the Tech Mahindra […]

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By Anna O'Brien on April 24, 2017

Did you know IBM does Aviation Maintenance?

If you are really being honest, you will answer that question in the negative. But, IBM does maintenance/enterprise asset management, Maximo for Aviation is built on the highest rated maintenance/EAM platform in the world – Maximo. “Maximo solutions are well proven in the industry, as they have had the leading overall market share in their […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on April 24, 2017

The value of enterprise asset management in three use cases

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and efficiency Regardless of your industry, your company likely wants to maximize asset performance, streamline operations, increase productivity, boost efficiency and reduce costs. Here are a few ways an integrated asset management approach can help you meet those goals: For buildings, you can reduce energy costs by as much as 20% […]

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By Sarah Dudley on April 21, 2017

Sodexo brings 24,000 buildings and 1.2 million assets to the Cloud

As Sodexo’s footprint expanded across five continents, it was critical to move their enterprise asset management (EAM) solution to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to cut costs and improve the client experience. The decision to move to a SaaS model can be driven by a variety of motivations, such as: “I need to reduce fixed costs” […]

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