Energy and Utilities

Top 5 reasons to visit IBM at DistribuTECH 2019

Written by Rebekah Eggers | January 17, 2019 | Energy and Utilities

There is no shortage of challenges facing utilities today.  These challenges range from aging infrastructure and workforce to distributed energy resources (DER) management and control. Further, the abundance of disruptive, emerging, and innovative technologies are endless. Therein lies the challenge for operators and IT managers tasked with researching, and eventually incorporating, the right technology and ...read more


There’s a new superhero in town: DATA, keeping your workers safe

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 18, 2018 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series about worker safety. Today, we are going to discuss the most important aspect of your organization: your people and their ability to safely be dispatched to keep the assets in your environment running. With 178 work related accidents every 15 seconds, and 374 million non-fatal injuries ...read more


How to make your buildings more energy friendly

Written by Anthony Behan | July 12, 2018 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities

‘Architecture, we imagine, is permanent,’ wrote Stewart Brand in his 1994 book How Buildings Learn. ‘And so our buildings thwart us. Because they discount time, they misuse time.’ We live, work and engage with the world in buildings, and as we grow and evolve, so too do the buildings around us. They age and bits ...read more


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

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 14, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Energy and Utilities, Events...

“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 ...read more


Learn the genesis behind the world’s first cognitive DCIM solution

Written by Amy Bennett | April 27, 2018 | Energy and Utilities

Data, it’s the foundation and the DNA building blocks of technology — and the power behind the IoT.  When it comes to data, IT professionals are always concerned with knowing. How much do they have? What are the best methods to collect data? What is the absolute value? How can you leverage it to improve ...read more


How to avoid asset meltdown in nuclear power plants

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | December 15, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

We can all imagine the complexity surrounding the workings of a nuclear power plant. Given the level of safety, reliability and regulatory requirements they face, every operation and process needs to be designed and managed with utmost care.  The same is the case with asset management. Asset management plays a critical role in the operations ...read more


Energy providers: connecting for operational efficiencies

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 30, 2017 | Blog, Energy and Utilities

“How do you reduce operational costs and increase consumer satisfaction?” asks DTE Energy’s Gary Gauthier. He posed this age-old business quandary with the authoritative tone that suggests he may already have the answer. Electricity companies, of course, can never simply starve operations. Because blackouts, angry headlines, and business disruptions would result. But DTE Energy has applied ...read more


Transforming E&U operations with IoT

Written by Chris O'Connor | November 7, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams. Plus an aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from ...read more


10 genius quotes from Genius of Things Boston

Written by Laura Langendorf | October 4, 2017 | Energy and Utilities, Events, Manufacturing...

The Genius of Things in Boston is a wrap! A big thank you to the more than 400+ attendees who joined us in person and via the livestream. Below is a sampling of some of the best quotes we heard throughout the day. . “Think big. Start small. Go fast.” – Bob Wolpert, corporate senior ...read more


A behind-the-scenes look at the technology behind your electricity

Written by Sarah Dudley | September 25, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

I think most of us can agree that electricity plays a pretty significant role in our lives. It gives us light, powers our electronics, and makes it possible to binge on Netflix when we feel the urge. At work, it powers machines that manufacture the goods and services we use everyday. When we lose electricity ...read more


How the Internet of Things and water utility companies are making a splash

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | September 19, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

Imagine waking up with no running water. How would that impact your morning routine? Would you have enough bottled water on hand to get ready for work? If this lack of water lasts all day or all week, it would become truly problematic. No running water to flush the toilet. No water to brush your ...read more


Track asset performance using real-time health scores

Written by Sarah Dudley | August 10, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

As we learned in last week’s post from Kansas City BPU, providing clean, safe water to a large community is a cumbersome task. This post will dive into how one regional water supplier tracks asset performance using real-time health scores. Using data from IoT sensors, they can produce a sustainable, reliable water supply for their community, and ...read more