By Chris O'Connor on August 28, 2018

Optimize your building operations from the ground up

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. Today we are going to talk facilities management. This topic touches us all on a daily basis as we can all relate to how we experience a building. Just think about the things you pay attention to as you walk in. Is it the right […]

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By Chris O'Connor on August 23, 2018

Discover how to optimize assets with AI-powered technology

Asset-intensive companies are struggling with aging infrastructure, an aging workforce, skills gaps and a lack of asset performance visibility. They need to balance asset cost, reliability and risk. In this video edition of Get Connected, Chris O’Connor discusses how businesses can address these pressing challenges. Watch and then learn how you can optimize your asset […]

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By Chris O'Connor on August 20, 2018

Welcome to the new world of experiences through voice assistance

Remember the old series running in the 1980s called Knight Rider? KITT the talking car, anticipating its driver’s needs, guarding him from dangers, sometimes driving the car for him and equipping him with the information he needed to make the right decisions? That is no longer just fiction. It leapt from our TV sets directly […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 31, 2018

Are you managing your IoT devices’ software in the right way?

Enterprises today are part of a new world: a software-driven world. And while this new world has brought many great innovations, it is also forcing organizations in all industries to rethink their software development practices, to deliver new features and offerings faster. Those entities that will embrace and incorporate change most effectively, will be the […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 26, 2018

Service delivery is your lifeline

Welcome to the latest entry in my “Get Connected” series. Cars, washing machines, lawnmowers, fleets of trucks. No matter what assets you have, they are facing the same set of challenges: the quality of the actual asset and the quality of the service delivery of the asset have swapped places; they all break and need […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 19, 2018

Managing Engineering Complexity: Are you ready?

Connected – This is one of the defining words of our world today. We have never been more connected – from the devices we wear on our bodies, to our cars and houses, to the manufacturers who build our things and, lastly, to the outer world where we get to experience the fruits of our […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 17, 2018

Get connected and learn how to drive your own digital transformation in our new series

2017 was the year of transformation, with almost every industry investing in IoT. At the end of the year, I wrote a forward-looking blog on the Top 5 IoT trends transforming business in 2018. And “cognitive computing” was on the list because IoT is one of the primary drivers of digital transformation this year and […]

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By Chris O'Connor on December 14, 2017

Top 5 IoT trends transforming business in 2018

What a year! 2017 brought us transformation and excitement in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. It’s been a true transformation. We’ve seen almost every industry invest in IoT, and leading industries are quickly moving to implement IoT solutions that drive the bottom line. Consumer products, like wearables and connected electronics, are certainly a large […]

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By Chris O'Connor on November 7, 2017

Transforming E&U operations with IoT

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams. Plus an aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from […]

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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 Chris O'Connor on October 2, 2017

Genius of Things 2017: Shanghai

I was lucky to be a part of the Genius of Things event in Shanghai, where we were joined by hundreds of clients. The Chinese market is primed to take advantage of the Internet of Things: It was valued at 71 billion RMB (~ $11 billion USD) in 2015 and is projected to grow to […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 6, 2017

Army Re-Ups with IBM for logistics, savings and vehicle health

When the government saves money, we all win. Over the last four years, the U.S. Army has avoided about $15 million per year in operational costs by paying only for the cloud services it actually consumes. Working with IBM since September of 2012, this partnership has enabled the Army to create significant operational efficiencies across its […]

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