By Matt Bellias on March 16, 2017

Siemens: Enhancing building performance and sustainability with IoT

At a session in the Cognitive Building Forum, Peter Halliday, the Head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens Building Technologies, shared his perspectives on the role the Internet of Things plays in building performance and sustainability. The explosion of data and devices that are available today provides a massive opportunity to incorporate IoT into […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 15, 2017

KONE discusses the elevation of IoT and cognitive buildings

At our recent Genius of Things event in Munich, we talked extensively about buildings and our partnership with KONE to apply IoT technologies to elevators and escalators.  To sum up, KONE is using IBM’s Watson IoT platform to connect, remotely monitor and optimize millions of elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles in buildings and cities worldwide. […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 14, 2017

The evolution of maintenance

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical […]

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By Matt Bellias on January 16, 2017

How real are autonomous airplanes?

Recently BBC News published an intriguing story about a project from BAE Systems to develop an airplane that flies by itself. Autonomous cars are one of the hottest topics in technology and the Internet of Things, so it’s no surprise that companies are applying these innovations to airplanes  But drawing parallels between cars and airplanes […]

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By Matt Bellias on January 9, 2017

IoT for water utilities

It’s often said that water is the world’s most valuable commodity, but in many Western countries water has been so cheap and accessible that many people don’t even think about its cost. But with rapid urbanization – nearly 70% of the world’s population lives in cities – it is estimated that almost half of the […]

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By Matt Bellias on January 4, 2017

Top innovations in buildings for 2016

At IBM, we’ve spent a good part of 2016 talking about how the Internet of Things is disrupting the buildings industry. We’ve shared stories throughout the year of how major companies in the industry are using IoT in novel ways – firms such as Siemens Buildings Technologies, KONE, ISS, and many others. And we’ve hosted […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 15, 2016

Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

Travel and transportation companies are looking to the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to transform every aspect of their businesses, from marketing and purchasing to the provisioning of services and post-travel engagement. Exploiting the insights locked away in big data challenges will bring travel providers closer to their customers and transform complex operations in […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 7, 2016

4 ways IoT will transform energy and utilities companies operations

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, and 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 Matt Bellias on December 1, 2016

3 ways IoT will change smart meters for utilities

The concept of a smart grid, and the smart meters that are used to measure it, predated the Internet of Things.  If we think about IoT as simply the networking of physical devices to allow them to exchange data, then energy & utilities companies building smart grids could be considered leaders of the early IoT […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 28, 2016

How IoT is innovating transport to make cities more liveable

This is the third post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transport. Congestion, primarily driven by commuters and centered around cities, is a huge economic problem – costing the U.S. $160 billion per year according to researchers at Texas A&M. This is a global problem, often affecting growing cities […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 21, 2016

Connected trains: how IoT is driving the future of rail

This is the second post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Passenger rail traffic globally is expected to double by 2020, posing a challenge for train operators and commuters alike. How can these operators, who work with complex and often aging infrastructure and technology, adapt to rapidly evolving […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 17, 2016

What is Field Workforce Management (FWM)?

Managing field operations for asset-intensive industries is challenging – it can be complex, costly and risky. Many companies require centralized systems for managing field services, and are mandated to increase the efficiency of these operations. This pressure is driving growth in the Field Service Management (FSM) industry, which is predicted to grow to a $5.1B […]

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