Content Director, IBM Watson IoT

By Sarah Dudley and Laura Langendorf on March 22, 2018

The Daily Think: Thursday Edition

It’s Thursday, which means the last day of Think 2018 is upon us. You likely had a great night jamming out to either Train or The Chainsmokers and now pondering how to spend your last few hours before you jet out of Vegas. Here are a few ideas! 1. Squeeze in a few more great […]

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By Sarah Dudley on March 21, 2018

The Daily Think: Wednesday Edition

Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Think. It’s your bite-sized list of the “must-see, must-do” at this week’s Think, the flagship IBM conference to help you digitize and secure your enterprise. We’re well into the swings of things now but there are still many more great sessions and activities in store for you today. 1. […]

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By Sarah Dudley and Laura Langendorf on March 20, 2018

Think Tuesday: 10 “thoughtful” moments

Today was all about connections here at Think,  through IoT and beyond. IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, opened the day with the Chairman’s address. A common theme running throughout her talk was incredible growth in IoT devices and the opportunity that AI holds for nearly every industry. 1. “We have more IoT-enabled objects than people.” – […]

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By Sarah Dudley on March 7, 2018

The complete guide to the benefits of CMMS

In the first post  of this series on computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), we did a deep dive into how CMMS came to be and what its core capabilities are. Now that you understand the fundamentals, we’re going to dig a little deeper into the benefits of CMMS and how exactly it can transform your […]

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By Sarah Dudley on January 26, 2018

What is CMMS? Absolutely everything you need to know

Way back when, maintenance records were kept on paper.  People also used to use paper maps for driving directions and walked uphill to school both ways. Thankfully, times have changed and so have the way you manage your maintenance operations. At its core, CMMS is a tool that enables more effective maintenance operations – no […]

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By Sarah Dudley on January 3, 2018

IBM Named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for EAM

We are pleased to announce that IBM was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management Software. In a market that is very mature, it is exciting to be named a leader in this space. Leading in completeness of vision When IBM thinks about what it means to have a complete vision, […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 8, 2017

It’s alive!! 5 ways buildings are taking advantage of the IoT

After spending a few days at TRIMax immersing myself in all things around facilities management and buildings of the future, one thing was clear. I need to take my building out for a coffee and pick its brain. Our buildings carry so much information about how they are used and we’ve only just begun to […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 1, 2017

Save money by getting rid of the space you don’t use

When it comes to space in a building, there are three key types. There are spaces that make your business money, such as labs or offices. There are spaces that cost you money, like a cafeteria. But, the most egregious waste of space is that which sits unused. It is both an expense and an […]

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By Sarah Dudley on November 30, 2017

How to equip your TRIRIGA chariot with fierce stallions

There’s an old metaphor originating from Plato that compares the soul to that of a chariot with a pair of winged horses. Chariots of the gods were equipped with two good horses, while us mere mortals were given one good horse and one bad, unruly horse, depicting the conflicts of the soul. Due to this […]

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By Sarah Dudley on September 25, 2017

A behind-the-scenes look at the technology behind your electricity

I think most of us can agree that electricity plays a pretty significant role in our lives. It gives us light, powers our electronics, and makes it possible to binge on Netflix when we feel the urge. At work, it powers machines that manufacture the goods and services we use everyday. When we lose electricity […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 10, 2017

Track asset performance using real-time health scores

As we learned in last week’s post from Kansas City BPU, providing clean, safe water to a large community is a cumbersome task. This post will dive into how one regional water supplier tracks asset performance using real-time health scores. Using data from IoT sensors, they can produce a sustainable, reliable water supply for their community, and […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 4, 2017

4 ways to prepare for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

You’ve very likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact it is having, and will continue to have, on businesses and consumers alike. According to Gartner, 8.4 billion connected devices will be in use in 2017, up 31% from 2016. This number is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020 and includes devices such […]

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