Commentary / Opinion

By Jen Clark on January 26, 2018

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 25th January 2018

This week, we’re delighted that IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty is one of the chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elsewhere, Facebook and Element AI announce new artificial intelligence endeavours, and GM turns its attentions to autonomous driving tech. Davos forum chaired entirely by women This is a big one – the World […]

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By Jen Clark on January 22, 2018

Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

Pity the poor Muggle. Just beyond his reach is a world of mystery and magic – where photographs move, sports turn skyward and a magic wand can conjure just about anything. It’s easy to understand the allure of magic. It’s the antidote to everything ordinary. Farewell tax return, hello dragons. It’s barmy. Miraculous. Topsy turvy. […]

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By Jen Clark on December 5, 2017

IoT ruins movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

‘Tis the season to be sickly, so I spent Friday afternoon watching The Thomas Crown Affair through a haze of phlegm and self-pity. The 1999 one, not the 1968 one. Yes, it still counts as work. And the reason is that, fortunately, this Pierce Brosnan-y classic is terrific fodder for IoT ruination. Below, we delve […]

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By Jen Clark on November 20, 2017

Protecting libraries with the IoT

Here in the UK, libraries as we know them are facing profound challenges. Uncertainties about the future of print contribute to discussions around the perceived declining value of traditional book repositories. Meanwhile, ever-reducing public funding is forcing many libraries to make cuts to their services, or close altogether. But it’s not all doom and gloom. […]

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By Jen Clark on August 1, 2017

Connected homes: are we there yet?

Smart homes are the new black. Or so the home appliance market would have us believe. Smart fridges, smart security systems, smart TVs, smart thermostats – they’re all here to stay, and they’re breeding like rabbits. But does a hefty number of connected devices make for a truly connected home? What are the barriers to […]

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By Jen Clark on May 3, 2017

Innovations and research challenges in IoT

At IBM’s InterConnect event in March this year, Gabi Zodik, Director, IoT and Mobile Platforms gave a presentation entitled ‘IBM Research: IoT 2020 & Beyond.’ He was exploring what the future holds for the IoT, based on the research that IBM and our partners are undertaking together. I’m here to take a look some of […]

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By Manisha Sharma Kohli on April 11, 2017

Crossing the line between normal and abnormal patterns in the Internet of Things

A large technology conference such as the IBM InterConnect event can be overwhelming to many of us. But, it’s a worthwhile experience to endure – not just because there are more than fifteen thousand users, partners, analysts, media and IBM subject matter experts under one roof, but also because you get a first-hand, first-look experience with […]

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By Karen Lewis on February 20, 2017

IoT and Industrie 4.0: A single Digital Market in the EU

Andrus Ansip, Vice President, European Commission, Professor Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), and Erich Clementi, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Markets and Chairman IBM joined forces on stage to tackle the subject of a single digital market – discussing the opportunities, challenges, and potential. Removing the barriers to digital portability […]

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By Arup Dasgupta on February 7, 2017

The Continuum: Big Data, Cloud & Internet of Things

If geospatial systems are to remain relevant in a fast-changing world, then data sources that go beyond imagery and maps must become part of the analyst’s armory. Big Data, its analytics in the Cloud, and finally, the Internet of Things are what the future holds. Q: How many Big Data scientists does it take to screw […]

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By Donal Power on January 10, 2017

As oil flags, Middle Eastern capital is flowing to the IoT

Research firm Gartner says Middle Eastern governments are spending more on Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city investments, as the region tries to diversify away from oil. As reported by ZDNet, recent research by Gartner anticipated $11.5 billion in IT spending by governments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region this year. […]

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By Scott Stockwell on October 25, 2016

Creating heat or light: Tom Friedman at World of Watson

Tom Friedman – Pulitzer prize winner of ‘ Thank-you for Being Late‘ spoke at World of Watson of his optimists’ guide in the age of momentum. Tom chose the title of his book because when you press the pause button on a p.c. it stops, but on humans – it starts. It gives us moments […]

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By Brian Massey on June 27, 2016

How the IoT is impacting insurance

Some say change and disruption is coming in insurance, but in reality it is already here. In his blog post ‘IoT for Insurance: Delivering proactive protection for the connected consumer‘ Brian Massey, IBM Watson IoT Offering manager, explains the prospect with Internet of Things for insurers to change how it’s done. Beyond the 360 degree view […]

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