Business

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 ...read 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 ...read more


The genius of things: everyday objects, exceptional outcomes

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

As the lights came up, three of IBM’s clients took to the stage to provide some of the challenges that the IoT is solving and look to future trends and directions. . Neil Gomes / Jefferson Hospital: Doctors want to ensure that every patient has the best care, and they want patients to feel calm ...read more


OutThink limits, unleash your professional potential

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 25, 2016 | Blog, Business, Case Study...

What does cognitive mean to today’s professional? Harriet Green, General Manager IBM Watson Internet of Things, Cognitive Engagement and Education underlined the benefits that cognitive computing brings professionals. By providing the right information at right time to make productive decisions. We’re all overwhlmed with so much information and it’s hard to seapatea signal from noise, ...read more


Revolutionary or Evolutionary: Are you set to realise the potential of IoT?

Written by Scott Stockwell | May 4, 2016 | Article, Blog, Business...

A recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the part that the Internet of Things (IoT) plays in ‘The Hyperconnected Economy’, got me thinking about large scale opportunity and what’s needed to realise it. A few years ago I worked in a company preparing to IPO. To help us prepare, the company ran a ...read more


As much as half of every dollar you spend on preventive maintenance is wasted

Written by Mary Bunzel | May 4, 2016 | Business, Factories

Yep, that’s right – you read correctly. The average company can reduce its spend on preventive maintenance by up to 50%, according to ARC Advisory Group’s Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management Market Study. This stat is surprising, especially since time based cycles for preventive maintenance is an industry standard practice. It’s not because ...read more


The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

Written by Scott Stockwell | April 21, 2016 | Automotive, Buildings, Business...

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic ...read more


Why use IoT for business?

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 17, 2016 | Business

Watch the video Understand the power of Internet of Things and cognitive computing, see real results and case studies from our clients including Silverhook Powerboats, Honda, and TP Vision – the maker of Phillips televisions. With over 13 billion connected devices out there already, and this number predicted to grow to over 29 billion by ...read more


The benefits of a field service management solution

Written by Franklin Morris | January 4, 2016 | Business

Field service management (FSM) — the ability of a business to plan and dispatch workers to a location in order to meet service commitments — is a complex discipline with a number of important, interlocking pieces: Managing demand: Forecasting the number of work orders to plan the staff that is needed Scheduling: Using predefined rules ...read more