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 Franklin Morris on March 16, 2017

Fast, easy analytics for Real Estate and Facility Managers

In November, we announced the launch of our TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics – letting business professionals and facility managers easily integrate their TRIRIGA buildings data directly into Watson Analytics. To efficiently manage day-to-day operations, it’s becoming increasingly important that businesses find ways to make sense of an ever-growing volume of buildings data – from […]

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By Franklin Morris on February 7, 2017

How the Internet of Things can make your office more sustainable

Although it’s still a work in progress, the Internet of Things (IoT) as it currently stands could already help offices become greener. As everything from refrigerators to cars become connected to the internet, data and feedback allows these everyday objects to become more responsive. New office buildings come equipped with smart sensors to automatically shut off heating and […]

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By Franklin Morris on February 1, 2017

The road to the cognitive future runs through operations

We are still in the early days of the cognitive era, but a new study by the IBM Institute for Business Value indicates that many COOs are already taking notice and reaping rewards. By adopting intelligent analytics, businesses are transforming their operations and reporting significant ROI as a result. The benefits of cognitive computing Our […]

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By Franklin Morris on January 9, 2017

Downton Abbey meets the IoT: A peek inside IBM’s Hursley House

To the untrained eye, it appears the perfect picture of the old world — a stately mansion in the English countryside. But inside its 18th century walls, Hursley House has long been a hotbed of innovation for IBM and a source of some of our most cutting-edge software. Today, we are using our Hursley location […]

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By Franklin Morris on December 13, 2016

How the IoT is going to transform the travel industry

With technology becoming more and more seamless, travelers are primed to benefit immensely from the Internet of Things (IoT). As smartphones connect with proximity beacons to help navigate across airports or check in to hotel rooms through keyless technology, life promises to be much easier for the new age traveler. The Airline Industry and the […]

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By Franklin Morris on December 9, 2016

The top 3 trends impacting field workforce management in 2017

Managing a workforce in the field is no easy task, but advances in technology are continuing to bring the discipline of field workforce management into the connected, mobile era. The ability to optimally plan and dispatch field workers to geographic locations in a timely manner is a core mission for many businesses. Getting this right, […]

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By Franklin Morris on December 5, 2016

How weather impacts field workforce management

The effect of weather on business can’t be overstated. Weather has a $500B impact on the U.S. economy alone – accounting for nearly 80% of all electric grid disruptions and 70% of all flight delays. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, severe weather leads to production delays, higher operating costs and temporary […]

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By Franklin Morris on November 16, 2016

Incorporating weather data into IoT is a game changer

Weather has long been a source of headaches for businesses across all industries. Extreme conditions can cause power outages and supply shortages, leading to production delays. Changing resource availability, due to a blizzard or hurricane, will often raise operating costs. Severe storms shut down facilities, interrupt communications, transportation and power systems. And let’s not forget […]

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By Franklin Morris on October 13, 2016

Five ways IoT will change how you experience air travel

Remember your last cross-country flight? Between the hassle of checking in, the security lines, the fear of missing luggage and the ever-diminishing legroom, the experience probably left plenty of room for improvement. But there is good news on the horizon for airline passengers. Your air travel experience — on the ground and in the air […]

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By Franklin Morris on January 4, 2016

The benefits of a field service management solution

Field service management (FSM) — the ability of a business to plan and dispatch workers to a location in order to meet service commitments — is a complex discipline with a number of important, interlocking pieces: Managing demand: Forecasting the number of work orders to plan the staff that is needed Scheduling: Using predefined rules […]

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