Systems Engineering

Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Written by Matthew Mikell | June 8, 2017 | Automotive, Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin...

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately ...read more


Digital Twin with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | April 27, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Here in the IBM Booth at Hannover Messe, we had a few minutes to speak to Matthias Falk from IBM Watson IoT about Digital Twin. IBM Digital Twin uses Watson IoT to marry the physical and digital worlds by bringing together various ‘digital threads’ and data streams that can be tailored to the needs of ...read more


Did you know IBM does Aviation Maintenance?

Written by Anna O'Brien | April 24, 2017 | Asset Management, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

If you are really being honest, you will answer that question in the negative. But, IBM does maintenance/enterprise asset management, Maximo for Aviation is built on the highest rated maintenance/EAM platform in the world – Maximo. “Maximo solutions are well proven in the industry, as they have had the leading overall market share in their ...read more


How to optimize product design for IoT

Written by Steve Shoaf | March 14, 2017 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Back in the 80’s when computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) was in its early stages, a favorite topic of mine was around the idea of push-button product design optimization. Not the more esoteric mode of delivering the ‘best’ design, but actual product shape driven by the physics of the product in use. The idea ...read more


From prescriptive engineering to cognitive engineering

Written by Steve Shoaf | January 25, 2017 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

My last blog post on prescriptive engineering describes a view that is admittedly aspirational, but having been recently inspired by work done by IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), I’m ready to move even further “out there”. The IBM IBV report I reference describes the stages of evolution of IoT with corresponding levels of device ...read more


Connected products: development for the IoT age

Written by Dibbe Edwards | January 12, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Platform, Systems Engineering

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. There is huge potential; Gartner forecasts 21 billion connected things by 20201. McKinsey Global Institute has estimated that “the IoT has a total potential economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11 trillion a year by 2025”2. We see a lot of learning, playing and experimentation around how to ...read more


Using the IoT for prescriptive engineering

Written by Steve Shoaf | December 13, 2016 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

In one of my earlier posts, I touched on the topic of engineering for business outcomes, and how engineers are being encouraged to think more broadly about the impact of their decisions. In a follow-on post, I outlined how a digital thread, in the form of an IoT feedback loop, can improve the overall results ...read more


Design for analytics in IoT product development

Written by Steve Shoaf | December 1, 2016 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

In my last blog post, I wrote about a feedback loop in which operational data can be used to improve design—to optimize products, systems or processes, in support of improved business outcomes. The instantiation of this feedback loop is known as the digital thread. In this blog, I’d like to explore the idea of design ...read more


Connected products, dependability and value in the IoT

Written by Jonathon Chard | November 29, 2016 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

IoT seems, at times, to be the destination rather than the route by which we realize value. Connected products are clearly a key part of IoT, but the real benefits run deeper than simply being a means to sell more stuff. As ‘Black Friday’ shopping events kick off the Christmas shopping season there will, of ...read more


Systems engineering and IoT

Written by Barclay Brown | June 17, 2016 | Buildings, Commentary / Opinion, Continuous Engineering...

Always fast, always first may not be always sensible for engineering Internet of Things (IoT). While exciting new IoT platform tools may allow the quick integration of new devices into a company’s business process, quick and informal may not be the wisest approach for many IoT applications given its complexities and associated risks. IoT devices ...read more