Environment

By David Rogers on October 28, 2016

How do you standardise the Internet of Tigers?

A couple of months ago, I was present at a meeting in Geneva where the “Internet of Tigers” was discussed. The topic was raised by an African country – tigers are of course resident in Asia, although some do live on reserves in Africa, such as at Tiger Canyons in the Karoo, South Africa. Tracking […]

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By Jen Clark on October 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: can IoT help safeguard us in crisis?

The U.S. is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which for two weeks has swept destructive hurricane-force winds along the Florida coast, pushing north to Georgia and the Carolinas. A Reuters report estimates that nearly 900 people have died in Haiti, with 17 killed in the U.S., due to a devastating combination of rainfall […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

The Internet of Grapes: How IoT and weather come together to support the global food system

Have you ever thought about the ordeal a bunch of grapes goes through before it lands in your basket? Irrespective of the crop, growers across the world have struggled to manage the consumption of inputs such as water and unpredictability of weather, making agriculture a high-risk business. Increasing threats about food security due to increasing […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry. But for individual developers wanting to get current weather conditions using Node-RED and Weather Data for IBM Bluemix service, there are several recipes available to help you take the plunge. If you are interested in building […]

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By Amy Bennett on September 21, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Jaws

Setting the scene Great white sharks are back and hopefully here to stay off of Cape Cod Massachusetts. In early August, there were 6 great white sharks spotted feeding on a whale carcass near Truro beaches. The day we left Cape Cod from vacation, a large shark was seen at noon only 4 ft from […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Now you can always take the weather with you

The Weather Company, an IBM business are leveraging one of the largest Internet of Things (IoT) platforms in the world to provide critical weather data to millions of people in currently underserved areas. With severe weather statistically occurring more frequently, governments and businesses are seeking supplemental weather data to better prepare for impending disasters. in […]

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By Angela Huang on August 31, 2016

Watson IoT and the environment: A connected world. A sustainable planet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the approach to a sustainable environment. It is reducing carbon footprints and pollution; enabling us to do more with fewer resources; improving food security; mitigating the adverse impacts of weather and climate change, and changing our behavior based on what our environment and connected world is telling us. […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 26, 2016

Air pollution in China and IBM green initiatives

Beijing, China has struggled with dangerous levels of pollution for years. In 2015, the city issued two unprecedented red alerts, indicating critical levels. Breathing Beijing’s air, according to a study released last year by U.S.-based nonprofit Berkeley Earth, is comparable to smoking 30 cigarettes a day. Air pollution fluctuates greatly based on weather, humidity, temperature, […]

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By Jim Crosskey on August 22, 2016

You can’t control the weather, but you can control how it impacts your business

Weather affects your businesses in a number of ways that normally fly under the radar, including its impact on the assets you manage. Take the example of a single rail car. It may be designed to operate in conditions under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The likelihood of failure increases depending on how many days it has […]

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By Angela Huang on August 9, 2016

Transforming the agricultural industry

According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization, we need to grow 70% more food to feed the additional 2.3 billion population by 2050. How to meet the increasing demands with the limited natural resources,  and with the impact of climate change, has become the key issue the world is facing. That’s why the agricultural industry […]

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By Oystein Haaland on August 9, 2016

IoT analytics at the edge: transforming the energy industry

Savvy leaders already understand that the Internet of Things will radically reshape the way we do business in the years to come. But the extent of this transformation can’t be overstated. According to a McKinsey report, IoT brings with it a total potential economic impact of $3.9T to $11.1T by 2025. Nowhere will this impact […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 3, 2016

IoT and the environment: A greener world

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives […]

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