Blockchain and IoT: catalysts for digital transformation

Written by Karen Lewis | February 16, 2017 | Business

What are the nuts and bolts of blockchain? Blockchain is the biggest buzzword since IoT. It’s a technology that consists of three core building blocks: a ledger that can’t be changed a consensus algorithm – or a way for groups to agree the means for performing transactions on that ledger – how to make changes more

What blockchain means for you, and the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | February 10, 2017 | Business, Security

Why is everyone so interested in blockchain, and what does that interest mean for the Internet of Things? Blockchain is beginning to play a major part in the Internet of Things by enhancing security, enabling inclusion of low-value devices to be increasingly viable and making managing a device easier for decades to come. Blockchain builds more

Three questions to help you get started on IoT technology

Written by Sayyidul Arafat | February 2, 2017 | Business

One of the key tasks in 2017 for both IT and business decision makers is to determine if they are ready to implement Internet of Things (IoT) technology for their business. There’s a dilemma: if I invest late, I could miss the chances of gaining a technology edge over my competitors. However, if I invest early, more

The road to the cognitive future runs through operations

Written by Franklin Morris | February 1, 2017 | Business

We are still in the early days of the cognitive era, but a new study by the IBM Institute for Business Value indicates that many COOs are already taking notice and reaping rewards. By adopting intelligent analytics, businesses are transforming their operations and reporting significant ROI as a result. The benefits of cognitive computing Our more

Qualcomm and Harman at CES 2017

Written by Jen Clark | January 6, 2017 | Business

A week of news for Qualcomm Earlier this week Qualcomm unveiled its first device built on the new Snapdragon 835 chip: a pair of VR smartglasses. The Snapdragon 835 chip consumes 25% less power than its predecessors, and can enable up to five hours talk time on a smartphone after just five minutes of charging. more

Top five Internet of Things trends for 2017

Written by Chris O'Connor | January 3, 2017 | Business, Platform, Security

The past year has been a transformative and exciting year for the Internet of Things. We have seen almost every industry invest in the IoT and leading industries quickly move to implementing IoT solutions that are driving the bottom line. The IoT trends driving enterprise digital transformation Enterprises are driving the Internet of Things transformation. more

IoT and the moment for enterprise architects to shine

Written by Jen Clark | December 9, 2016 | Blog, Business

There’s no question about it: the Internet of Things (IoT) is the topic of the moment. According to research by Morgan Stanley, ninety percent of product design engineers are actively adding IoT connectivity to their products. However, most companies are currently ill suited for this transition. Many products and services were designed around electrical or more

The top 3 trends impacting field workforce management in 2017

Written by Franklin Morris | December 9, 2016 | Business

Managing a workforce in the field is no easy task, but advances in technology are continuing to bring the discipline of field workforce management into the connected, mobile era. The ability to optimally plan and dispatch field workers to geographic locations in a timely manner is a core mission for many businesses. Getting this right, more

The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution

Written by Sayyidul Arafat | December 6, 2016 | Business

I have come across a few articles and blogs recently about a new kind of industrial revolution that is quietly gathering pace — and starting to make its mark in some industries already. This new revolution, which has been referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, will be led by smart technologies, such as those more

What toner cartridges can teach us about the IoT

Written by Dan Bigos | November 22, 2016 | Business

What can toner cartridges, millions of multi-function printing devices, ubiquitous connectivity, and analytics teach about the potential of IoT?  Sometimes you need to look outside your industry to discover how pioneering organizations exploit existing and developing technologies to discover new ways to improve service, reduce cost, and redefine business models. We are reminded of this more

What is Field Workforce Management (FWM)?

Written by Matt Bellias | November 17, 2016 | Business

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 more

Watson and the impact of cognitive computing

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 26, 2016 | Blog, Business

Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman and CEO began her keynote outlining what it takes to make a World with Watson. Ginni said there were three areas of impact that Watson would have: The AI platform for business The cognitive enterprise Transforming industries Ginni Rometty talks about a World with Watson 1. The AI platform for business more