Karen Lewis

By Karen Lewis on November 30, 2017

How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 20, 2017

A smarter approach to scheduling? Yes, please!

Today, even advanced businesses are using the wrong tools for the job when it comes to scheduling their maintenance and service workers. Planning and scheduling often still takes place on post-it notes, and complex projects are often managed in Excel spreadsheets – with work divided up by supervisors based on gut feel. Without proper planning […]

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By Karen Lewis on August 3, 2017

Why the best-run companies use Maximo and ERP

Asset-intensive organizations use a multitude of physical equipment, machines, linear assets, vehicles, tools, and more. For organizations using SAP for ERP, there are different SAP applications for enterprise asset management, such as SAP PM. However, using an ERP application to manage assets may leave your organization lacking in the areas critical to enterprise asset management: […]

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By Karen Lewis on July 11, 2017

Five myths about ERP and EAM

The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes is still popular, but the idea is no longer practical, particularly in asset-intensive industries. For asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, transportation and utilities, the cost of unplanned downtime can be significant – not only in financial term – but […]

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By Karen Lewis on July 7, 2017

Fitly SmartPlate receives funding from Arrow & Indiegogo

Following on from a previous story about Fitly SmartPlate – a calorie tracking device which uses Watson IoT Platform, we’re pleased to learn that on Wednesday  July 5, Indiegogo and partner Arrow announced SmartPlate is to be on the receiving end of $100,000 in flash funding. Taking on ‘portion distortion’ Studies show even health-conscious eaters […]

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By Karen Lewis on June 23, 2017

Truck-tracking solution protects cargo with IoT and blockchain

One of the biggest challenges in the logistics and transportation industry is the protection of its assets and cargoes. In reality, moving freight with multiple transport companies, ensuring transparency and timely delivery creates the perfect conditions for a blockchain solution to thrive because correctly monitoring and tracking all transactions involves so many different charges and […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 26, 2017

Risk for asset-intensive companies: ERP & EAM

There are several common misconceptions about the value, capabilities and deployment of enterprise solutions in asset-intensive industries. In this webcast, these myths will be discussed so that decision makers can better understand the real risk and realities associated with them. In the webcast, our myth buster, Ron Wallace, will demystify five myths so that decision […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 25, 2017

Blockchain: four use cases transforming business

Sky Matthews, CTO, Watson IoT, IBM, presented to a full house at the IoT World Forum, 2017, London, speaking about blockchain – arguably one of the hottest technologies around today, especially in IoT. Matthews discussed blockchain fundamentals and provided example customer experiences to illustrate how blockchain is being used to transform business networks in a […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 15, 2017

Energy & Utilities: Transforming in an era of disruption

Energy and utility providers face fundamental disruptions to their business models, revenue streams and regulatory relationships which are unparalleled in their history. They demand uncharacteristic agility on the part of the utilities to survive and thrive through the current transition period. Industry trends influencing operational and investment planning decisions As a result of improving technologies […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 12, 2017

Cognitive solutions and surviving the crew change

Easing workforce transitions Managing human resources—the most valuable asset of all—comes with its own special set of challenges and solutions. Long-term employees, for example, are continually edging toward retirement, which can mean a loss of knowledge and skills—and the expense of training new employees. This transition from an aging workforce to a younger workforce—often referred […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 3, 2017

Digital transformation and the adoption of cognitive manufacturing

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality. Adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According to […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 2, 2017

Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover […]

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