Commentary / Opinion

QuickBYTES Q&A: Bruce Douglass, Chief Evangelist, IBM Internet of Things

Written by Bruce Douglass | October 24, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

I’m Bruce Douglass, Ph.D and Chief Evangelist for IBM Internet of Things. My role is to travel the globe spreading joy in technology, specifically in the systems and embedded software spaces. I help customers use modeling to improve their time to market, quality, products and increase customer satisfaction because they’re doing a better job in ...read more


Cheat sheet: What is Edge Computing?

Written by Jen Clark and Rob High | March 14, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

Welcome, cheat sheet fans, to the latest chapter in our IoT-elucidating journey. Today, we tackle Edge Computing – the data-processing wonder that lives between application and cloud. Vital statistics Name: Edge Computing Also known as: Fog Computing IBM product: IBM Edge Solution Super power: Exploits available compute facilities on edge devices to distribute Cloud-based services – both reducing network ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 25th January 2018

Written by Jen Clark | January 26, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


Harry Potter and the Magic of Things

Written by Jen Clark | January 22, 2018 | Commentary / Opinion

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. ...read more


IoT ruins movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

Written by Jen Clark | December 5, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

‘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 ...read more


Protecting libraries with the IoT

Written by Jen Clark | November 20, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion, Education

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. ...read more


Connected homes: are we there yet?

Written by Jen Clark | August 1, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


IBM Ranked the EAM leader for 11th year by ARC Advisory Study

Written by Ron Wallace | July 25, 2017 | Asset Management, Commentary / Opinion

It was October 2006 when IBM acquired MRO Software and Maximo. At the time I was working on the Industry Marketing Industry team and we worked closely with the analyst firms including ARC Advisory Group. Naturally we wanted to show the world how Maximo would continue market leadership now that we were an IBM brand. ...read more


Innovations and research challenges in IoT

Written by Jen Clark | May 3, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


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

Written by Manisha Sharma Kohli | April 11, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


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

Written by Karen Lewis | February 20, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


Creating heat or light: Tom Friedman at World of Watson

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 25, 2016 | Blog, Commentary / Opinion, Conferences...

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 ...read more