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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 Jayant Hardikar on May 19, 2017

Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue

IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and environment. With the explosion of sensors, sensor data, innovative ideas of how to harness all the data and vendors who are implementing solutions, there is a real danger of causing data fatigue for the organizations using […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on May 9, 2017

Building utilization made easier with IoT

How much of the space in your buildings is properly utilized? A study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) found that commercial real estate in the US accounts for 12 billion square feet of covered area, but only 67 percent is utilized. How can this be improved? Reasons for building under-utilization When […]

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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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By Scott Stockwell on April 19, 2017

Check in to new cognitive hotel rooms and check out connected experiences

Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did you remember what time the restaurant opened for breakfast? Were you able to work the thermostat for the air conditioning? And after that long-haul flight when you woke up at silly o’clock, did you struggle to find the switch for the bedside lamp and turn […]

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By Chris O'Connor on April 5, 2017

Developers come together to make IoT ideas a reality

Picture a resident living in a modern apartment complex. This complex rises to 100 floors and you are given key card access to all the facilities including parking and unlocking your front door. The moment you enter the complex, after swiping your card at the gate, the connected building knows that you are headed to […]

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By Karen Lewis on March 22, 2017

It’s easy to take Watson IoT home

Are you interacting with your home as a person? By 2022, 500 smart devices will be present in a typical family home. [1] Interacting with a machine can be very human and personal. When you interact with a smart home, you are interacting with something that can detect your moods, is capable of looking out […]

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By Zach Jory on March 18, 2017

Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 16, 2017

Siemens: Enhancing building performance and sustainability with IoT

Recently, 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 […]

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By Franklin Morris on March 16, 2017

Fast, easy analytics for Real Estate and Facility Managers

In November, we announced the launch of our TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics – letting business professionals and facility managers easily integrate their TRIRIGA buildings data directly into Watson Analytics. To efficiently manage day-to-day operations, it’s becoming increasingly important that businesses find ways to make sense of an ever-growing volume of buildings data – from […]

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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 Sanjay Brahmawar on February 16, 2017

Munich Genius of Things: Connected workplaces and buildings

Data analytics applied to connected workplaces and buildings can help occupants discover new insights into how to reduce energy wastage, create a more efficient space and promote easier collaboration between the people inside. Why buildings matter We are not using buildings as efficiently as we might, which is important considering we spend 90% of our […]

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