By Ken Herron on March 16, 2017

The app is dead. And the IoT killed it.

What’s the last app you downloaded? Did you download it willingly, or were you ‘forced’ to download it to be able to operate a new device? The world has changed for the better because we no longer need a separate app to use our things. Thanks to the IoT, we simply communicate with our devices […]

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By Jen Clark on March 16, 2017

You, with IBM: IBM annual report 2016

IBM has published its annual report for 2016: You, with IBM. The report contains detailed financial information around core investments and acquisitions, this year’s key announcements and plans for the future. Below are some key performance indicators and highlights to give a flavour of what 2016 has brought us. Read the full report for the […]

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By Andrea Reale on February 23, 2017

A guide to Edge IoT analytics

Advances in embedded Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) have given rise to many commercial devices that are powerful enough to run full-fledged operating systems and complex algorithms. The devices embed a rich set of different sensors (e.g., cameras, microphone, or GPS), integrating more than one connectivity option (e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, or Ethernet.) The Raspbery Pi is one example, but […]

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By John DeMarco on February 9, 2017

An inside look at how IBM is using IoT in its buildings across the globe

Retail chains, universities, hoteliers – they all have complex real estate portfolios that they must manage, as well as multiple buildings across which they must provide a consistent occupant experience. When we talk to companies like retail chains, universities and hoteliers about how to take an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to real estate and […]

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By Laura Storey on December 11, 2016

How to become an inventor: Part 3

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the journey to invention that my team and I started as part of IBM’s Patent Group Incubator Project (PGIP). We have been undertaking an experiment examining whether the hypothesis ‘Anyone can invent‘ would hold true. And so far, we’re on our way. My team’s on a roll, with three […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 21, 2016

Where’s my stuff? How location and IoT play well together

Ever wondered how to track small, high-value devices where there might be varying strengths of Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell tower signal? At its heart, the core value from IoT stems from data. A lot of people refer to data as the new gold but the reality is it’s the new oil. When oil comes out […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

Fantastic news for Open Source and IoT fans

Node-RED visual programming for the Internet of Things (IoT) is now a JS Foundation Project An open Internet of Things industry is critical. Providing application developers with the right tools is essential, and expanding those tools to work with every IoT device, gateway, network, database, and cloud is how we will all accelerate growth of […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 10, 2016

Five must-haves for a successful IoT platform

The Internet of Things transformation is being driven by enterprises. Consumer products such as wearables and connected electronics certainly garner a large part of the market, but IDC estimates more than 80 percent of IoT spend through 2020 will be on B2B applications and use cases. The Internet of Things will be one of the […]

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By Ted Jenkins on October 6, 2016

A better way to manage water with the Internet of Things

The global water challenge is incredibly complex and one that becomes more pressing as the world’s population grows. Securing ample amounts of water, ensuring it’s is secure and that it’s supplies are resilient, is a major challenge for the U.S. and countries across the globe. One of the ways municipalities and businesses are tackling these […]

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By Krish Dharma on October 6, 2016

Equipment maintenance in the cognitive era

I recall my days as a young production supervisor (I am certainly aging myself). I would need to track down the maintenance crew every time a machine went down unscheduled and be at their mercy to get production running again. Over the last 30 years we have seen a slow evolution as we have moved […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

How to monitor sentiment analysis in your IoT apps

The analysis of human data is becoming pervasive in technology solutions. Using sentiment analysis – which is a sub-discipline of text analytics – offers organizations and individuals another dimension in understanding of unstructured data sets like Twitter and social feeds. When combined with real time reporting, sentiment analysis can provide valuable contextual insight enabling more […]

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By Jen Clark on September 8, 2016

Clever Buoy: Bondi Beach tests the world’s first IoT shark warning system

It’s no surprise that IoT technology can make life more convenient; automating mundane repetitive tasks so that we don’t have to waste precious energy. But it can also be life-saving too. Clever Buoy – a clever combination of sonar, satellite and mobile networks – can use facial recognition techniques to warn beach users of approaching […]

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