Continuous Engineering

By Chris O'Connor on July 19, 2018

Managing Engineering Complexity: Are you ready?

Connected – This is one of the defining words of our world today. We have never been more connected – from the devices we wear on our bodies, to our cars and houses, to the manufacturers who build our things and, lastly, to the outer world where we get to experience the fruits of our […]

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By John McDonald on June 4, 2018

Back to the Future, Part 2: The data-driven economy

In part 1 of my article, I shared with you a vision of our world from the vantage point of systems and automation. In part 2 of the series, I will explore how we as individuals and organizations can really take advantage of the new data-driven economy. Don’t get left behind: ensure your organization has […]

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By Laura Langendorf on May 14, 2018

Nine “genius” moments with the oil and gas industry in Houston

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” At least that’s those of us who live here like to say. Yet when it comes to the oil and gas, and the petrochemical industries, we’re pretty spot on. It started with the first oil gusher in 1901. And now, Texas produces more than one-third of the nation’s crude oil and […]

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By Laura Langendorf on May 3, 2018

Developers, what happens when you design for “system of systems”?

How many of us grasp just how connected we’re becoming? The concept of the “connected world” has enormous – and transformational – implications. Because not only are individual things becoming more connected, each “thing” is of often part of a larger system: a system of systems (SoS). Narrowing it down, how many of you engineers, […]

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By Steve Shoaf on April 16, 2018

Continuous Engineering Summit Europe: What does the future hold?

In my job, I spend a lot of time thinking about very complex things. Like the definition of IoT. Or the challenges of connected product engineering. Or how industries are becoming increasingly regulated. Because in my IoT world, “continuous engineering” means working with increasingly connected things in very complex systems, and developing the software that holds it […]

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By Steve Shoaf on January 30, 2018

Connected product engineering: what’s really needed for IoT product development?

We are bombarded by news about the IoT and how it will change our lives—and, how product makers will need to change to keep up. But what does that really mean for product design and engineering processes? More connectivity means more complexity in the form of increased dependencies (or interdependencies) in product designs, which leads […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on December 10, 2017

How AT&T migrated 40,000 users to IBM’s IoT solutions

Any telecom provider must always try to avoid network downtime. But to stay competitive these companies also must constantly upgrade their software and systems. So when AT&T decided to migrate more than 40,000 users to comprehensive IBM IoT solutions—to support internal software development and replace its existing disparate solutions—the company knew it was facing a […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on December 4, 2017

Product lifecycle re-imagined with IoT

Product life cycles used to be straightforward—manufacturers designed, built, and serviced. Now, with the IoT and software-enabled devices, the cycles have accelerated and even reversed themselves. The stakes are high, and it can be hard to know where to start. Almost every high-performing piece of equipment—from dishwashers to factory robots—has baked-in intelligence. Sensor-packed devices constantly relaying […]

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By Ryan Boyles on November 28, 2017

10 Quick Quotes from the Continuous Engineering Summit

The Continuous Engineering Summit in New Orleans is a wrap! It was exciting community event focused on education and knowledge sharing. And we want to offer many thanks to the more than 400 engineering and technical professionals who joined us at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, in the heart of the French Quarter. Here […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on November 27, 2017

Will designing for planned obsolescence make businesses irrelevant?

For some time now, product manufacturers have been creating their wares with a mission, in part, of planned obsolescence. Whether it’s a household appliance, a cell phone, a TV, or a laptop, consumers have gotten accustomed to buying the latest model every several years, using it to a point of failure, and discarding it in […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on November 21, 2017

Experts frame continuous engineering challenges and opportunities

A panel of IBM customers kicked off the 2017 Continuous Engineering Summit by discussing the myriad ways IBM solutions are helping them scale and streamline their operations and improve productivity and outcomes. More than 400 IBM customers and partners are gathered for the three-day event in New Orleans to learn more about how continuous engineering […]

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By Luc Hatlestad on November 17, 2017

Watson IoT and embracing the future of health care

Few business sectors have more to gain—or lose—from technological developments than health care. That’s why so many health care organizations find themselves at the forefront of the intriguing possibilities that Watson IoT-enabled solutions can provide. Kaiser Permanente’s Andrew Hendl detailed these possibilities on day one of the 2017 IBM Continuous Engineering Summit in New Orleans. […]

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