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By Jiani Zhang on January 22, 2019

Having data versus using data from your platform

Data is the lifeblood of the Internet of Things. However, there’s a huge difference between having data and using data. That’s why this post explores the value of smarter data. Previously, we talked about the fundamentals of data management. Analytics is the next step in the journey. Not too long ago, IoT meant “connect things […]

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By Jiani Zhang on January 15, 2019

How data management will make (or break) your IoT strategy

Your data lives in ways that can significantly impact your business. And because data fundamentally takes on a life on its own, there are questions you need to address from the very start of your IoT journey. Below, we explore why data management is key to a viable IoT strategy, and how you can take the first steps in managing the data tidal wave.

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IDC MarketSpace names Watson IoT among leaders of IoT platforms


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By Jiani Zhang on January 22, 2019

Four steps to get the most value from your IoT data

The IoT journey has evolved over the last several years. But it is definitely a journey. Let’s look at the four steps every organization needs to master to truly realize value from their IoT efforts.

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By Brian Massey on November 19, 2018

Smart, connected fabric: how AI, IoT and Mitsufuji create safer working environments

How can you keep your company relevant and vital in today’s connected world? Can you leverage technology and analytics to advance overall safety for employees? When do you use IoT technology to gain insights into employee’s activities in near real time? How do you provide notifications and preventative measures for their safety? These are questions […]

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By Mark Swinson on October 29, 2018

Unlock the value of your data with the right platform and right analytics

You won’t need much research to discover that IoT sensors create massive amounts of data and opportunity. Yet all this data creates business “sink or swim” scenarios leaving business leaders overwhelmed: all this new data with no way to manage and understand it. That’s because finding any useful insights from IoT can be like searching […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 24, 2018

Get connected: it’s as easy as IoT

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. We started the series with the goal of exploring how you can successfully transform and digitize your business, regardless of the industry you’re in. And we also said that we would focus on all steps of the journey, It doesn’t matter if you’re just considering […]

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By Matthew Mikell on October 1, 2018

The evolution of the Watson IoT Platform: three key things you should know

Thinking intelligently about the business of ‘things’ means you’re balancing short-term success with long-term strategy; you don’t want to compromise. Businesses often make the mistake of acquiring a mix of point solutions only to find themselves with multiple siloes from multiple vendors that limit interoperability, security and scale. IBM’s next evolution of the Watson IoT Platform helps you succeed by […]

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By Andy Barnes on August 22, 2018

Hursley’s IoT Lab: now voice-enabled with Watson Assistant

The IoT lab at IBM Hursley has just become voice-enabled – thanks to IBM Watson Assistant Solutions and six coding competition winners from Italy. The six 19-year-old Italian students were invited to Hursley after winning the Informatics Olympiad, an IBM-sponsored competition open to over 20,000 people. Their challenge: to turn the IoT lab into an interactive space in […]

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By Sky Matthews on August 13, 2018

IBM Leader in The Forrester Wave Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

IoT success is more than a strategy–it’s a platform. In fact, it’s a Watson IoT Platform; the Industrial IoT solution designed for today, but built for your future. That future is far more than connecting devices, it’s about helping machines tell their stories. Get a complimentary copy of the Q3 Forrester Research Wave for Industrial IoT Software Platforms here The […]

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By Bruce D Baron on January 24, 2018

Understanding the ‘things’ in Internet of Things

Last month I had the incredible pleasure of escaping the winter doldrums of the Northeast and heading to sunny Coconut Grove, Florida for the International Maintenance Conference (IMC).  This annual conference is a must-see event for asset managers, plant managers, and reliability engineers who keep the industrial infrastructure of the world going. One key theme of the event […]

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By Chris O'Connor on July 11, 2017

IDC MarketScape names IBM Watson IoT a Leader in IoT Platforms

An IoT platform must connect devices, must collect data, must handle thousands of vendors, dozens of standards and must be able to scale to millions of devices sending billions of messages. To deliver true value beyond the basics, it must add cognitive, security, privacy, insight generation and close loop automation. With these capabilities and the […]

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By Chris O'Connor on March 18, 2017

The seven deadly sins of IoT strategy and design

A thoughtful approach to IoT strategy and design can lead to unique new product and services opportunities, but designing also becomes increasingly complex when designing for the Internet of Things. Many industries are now struggling with a major challenge that electronics manufacturers have been wrestling with over the past decade or more — how to […]

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