The seven deadly sins of IoT strategy and design

Written by Chris O'Connor | March 18, 2017 | Electronics, Platform

A thoughtful approach to IoT strategy and design can lead to unique new product and services opportunities, but designing also becomes increasingly complex when designing for the Internet of Things. Many industries are now struggling with a major challenge that electronics manufacturers have been wrestling with over the past decade or more — how to ...read more


The Internet of Things at IBM InterConnect 2017

Written by Chris O'Connor | March 8, 2017 | Conferences

The past year has been one of great advancement for the Internet of Things. Industries are realizing how transformative the Internet of Things can be, and the rapid growth of its enabling technologies has been impressive. We have been extremely busy at IBM keeping stride with the following recent developments and working to catapult our ...read more


IBM and Vodafone join forces to improve Mobile Asset Optimization

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 15, 2017 | Asset Management

The Internet of Things is having a major effect on delivery logistics through tracking and predicting asset movement throughout the supply chain, reducing loss, theft and replacement costs. Today’s asset-intensive organizations must constantly track, assess and manage the reliability of a wide range of physical, technological and human assets. These organizations must manage both inventory ...read more


3 trends driving IoT innovation

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 12, 2017 | Blog

The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live in more ways than many of us could have imagined. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been possible for over a decade, but the commoditization of sensors and processors and emerging technologies that further enable IoT possibilities are making it viable to move ...read more


What blockchain means for you, and the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 10, 2017 | Business, Security

Why is everyone so interested in blockchain, and what does that interest mean for the Internet of Things? Blockchain is beginning to play a major part in the Internet of Things by enhancing security, enabling inclusion of low-value devices to be increasingly viable and making managing a device easier for decades to come. Blockchain builds ...read more


Top five Internet of Things trends for 2017

Written by Chris O'Connor | January 3, 2017 | Business, Platform, Security

The past year has been a transformative and exciting year for the Internet of Things. We have seen almost every industry invest in the IoT and leading industries quickly move to implementing IoT solutions that are driving the bottom line. The IoT trends driving enterprise digital transformation Enterprises are driving the Internet of Things transformation. ...read more


Driving exceptional outcomes with the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | December 8, 2016 | Conferences

The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live in more ways than many of us could have imagined. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been possible for over a decade, but the commoditization of sensors and processors and emerging technologies that further enable IoT possibilities are making it viable to move ...read more


IBM Watson IoT evaluated as a leading IoT platform

Written by Chris O'Connor | November 15, 2016 | Platform

An IoT platform must connect devices, must collect data, must handle thousands of vendors, dozens of standards and must be able to scale to millions of devices sending billions of messages. To deliver true value beyond the basics, it must add cognitive, security, privacy, insight generation and close loop automation. With these capabilities and the ...read more


Security in the era of cognitive IoT

Written by Chris O'Connor | November 8, 2016 | Platform, Security

The connectivity of things such as thermostats, medical devices, automobiles and industrial equipment presents an exciting environment for innovation and new business opportunities. As we rely on connected devices to make our lives better and easier, security must be considered from every aspect. There have been examples of security incidents associated with the Internet of ...read more


The Internet of Things at IBM World of Watson

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 19, 2016 | Events

2016 has been a fast-moving year in the Internet of Things space. We have seen major announcements from all the major IoT players, fascinating implementations, and the development of emerging IoT technologies like cognitive computing. It’s been a big year for IBM Watson IoT as we have made great strides rolling out new capabilities to ...read more


Five must-haves for a successful IoT platform

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 10, 2016 | Article

The Internet of Things transformation is being driven by enterprises. Consumer products such as wearables and connected electronics certainly garner a large part of the market, but IDC estimates more than 80 percent of IoT spend through 2020 will be on B2B applications and use cases. The Internet of Things will be one of the ...read more


Data: the key measure of relevance in a digital revolution

Written by Chris O'Connor | September 22, 2016 | Blog, Manufacturing, Platform

Companies have historically managed assets such as property, plants, equipment, inventory, cash, and intellectual property. In today’s digital world, a new type of asset is emerging – data – which companies are reporting, collecting, and analyzing in vast volumes. It’s is becoming a key measure of whether a company will remain relevant through the digital ...read more