Content Director, IBM Watson IoT

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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By Sarah Dudley on August 3, 2017

How enterprise asset management helps provide safe drinking water

We all need water to live. We also need water to be safe and dependable. Going behind the scenes of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) at MaximoWorld, we are able to understand the complexity of what it takes to keep these services running smoothly for more than 100 years. Quality and low cost reign supreme […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 2, 2017

How SunCoke Energy minimizes downtime to fuel their customers with coke, coal, and power.

As technology reaches every corner of the globe, the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent than ever before. While companies in every industry now have the potential to achieve new levels of digital transformation, energy companies, in particular, are showing increased investments in analytics, mobile, and  Internet of Things capabilities to help reduce costs, […]

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By Sarah Dudley on July 26, 2017

Keep amusement park rides running safely with Asset Management

It’s a hot, sunny summer day and you’re at the amusement park with your family. Your kids have been looking forward to it all week and you’re just praying nobody gets sick on the roller coaster rides – including yourself. You pay one week’s salary for 3 sodas and hotdogs and then head over to […]

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By Sarah Dudley on June 14, 2017

Top market pressures driving manufacturers to the IoT

There are pressures in every industry to move towards new technologies that enable increased efficiency and cost savings. It is no different in manufacturing. Manufacturers are historically risk-averse, which makes it more challenging to convince them of the need to take the leap into the era of cognitive manufacturing fueled by the Internet of Things […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 19, 2017

Increase office space efficiency with IoT

Did you know that it costs between $4,000 – $14,000 per year for a workspace for one employee? For a small company of only 100 workers, you’re looking at over a million dollars. For companies with employees in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, that number quickly turns into hundreds of millions, if not billions. […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 4, 2017

How the IoT will change manufacturing operations

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the landscape of how businesses gather and analyze data across nearly every industry and sector, including manufacturing. IoT for manufacturing can harness the data from machines and equipment to transform the processes and systems of the modern factory environment. By denying or ignoring the transformation that the IoT […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 4, 2017

Which asset maintenance strategy should you be using?

Maintaining machines and equipment at optimal performance levels can be a constant battle. With a plethora of different strategies to address up keep of your critical assets, it can be daunting to determine which is most cost-effective and successful in the long run.  Should you follow a pre-determined  schedule? Should you wait until there is […]

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By Sarah Dudley on April 21, 2017

Sodexo brings 24,000 buildings and 1.2 million assets to the Cloud

As Sodexo’s footprint expanded across five continents, it was critical to move their enterprise asset management (EAM) solution to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to cut costs and improve the client experience. The decision to move to a SaaS model can be driven by a variety of motivations, such as: “I need to reduce fixed costs” […]

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