Energy and Utilities

By Anthony Behan on July 12, 2018

How to make your buildings more energy friendly

‘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 […]

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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 Amy Bennett on April 27, 2018

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

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 […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on December 15, 2017

How to avoid asset meltdown in nuclear power plants

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 […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 30, 2017

Energy providers: connecting for operational efficiencies

“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 […]

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By Chris O'Connor on November 7, 2017

Transforming E&U operations with IoT

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 […]

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By Laura Langendorf on October 4, 2017

10 genius quotes from Genius of Things Boston

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 […]

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By Sarah Dudley on September 25, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on September 19, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Sarah Dudley on August 10, 2017

Track asset performance using real-time health scores

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 […]

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By Ron Wallace on August 7, 2017

Macao Water raises the bar on customer satisfaction and productivity with EAM

IBM is delighted to announce that The Macao Water Supply Company Limited (Macao Water) has built a new enterprise asset management system based on IBM Maximo which results in: Raised customer satisfaction Improved productivity via mobile job dispatching Purchasing data synchronization between the asset management system and the finance system. The award-winning system synchronizes purchasing […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 14, 2017

The evolution of maintenance

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical […]

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