By Matthew Mikell on July 13, 2017

Immersive analytics: the reality of IoT and digital twin

In Internet of Things (IoT), I’ve come across the phrase ‘immersive analytics’ actively used by analytics vendors to describe the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other new display technologies to support analytical reasoning of sensor data. While the analytic vendors hope to add an interactive view, they don’t understand the elements of an asset, […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 13, 2017

The checklist: prepare for sweeping lease accounting standards changes

No matter what your business is – family-run or million-dollar enterprise – every industry in the world has the potential to be disrupted by the new lease accounting standards. The global FASB deadline requires public and private companies to adopt the massive changes by 2019 and 2020, with IASB compliance by 2019, and many are […]

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By Jen Clark on July 13, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 13th July 2017

This week in the connected world, DARPA funds the efforts of six groups to develop a brain-to-computer, two-way interface, there’s a new tool for the visually impaired with text and facial recognition, and IBM has a new solution in town: The IBM Services Platform with Watson. Read on for the latest. DARPA agency awards $65 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on July 13, 2017

The TRIRIGA round-up: leveraging analytics and TRIRIGA

IoT data from sensors, devices and equipment in your buildings can help you unlock new insights for better decision making. Now you can improve facility operations while lowering costs. Explore a range of real estate strategies to match your facilities portfolios and make faster, more informed decisions. Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool […]

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By Jen Clark on July 12, 2017

Aiding the elderly: The IBM Watson Cube

Students from Imperial College, London have teamed up with the IBM Hursley Innovation Centre to create a device to assist the elderly at home. It goes by the name ‘The IBM Watson Cube’ and looks a bit like an antique wooden mini TV set, small enough to sit in the palm of your hand. Appearances can be deceiving, however, […]

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By Rahul Desai on July 12, 2017

Mobilize your workforce with Maximo Anywhere

With 10 billion mobile devices forecast to be in use by 2020, the proliferation of mobile technology is fundamentally changing the way people think, work, act and interact. Mobile applications, or “apps,” enable people to be more productive from virtually anywhere. In fact, 92 percent of organizations believe not only that adopting mobile apps will give them a competitive […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on July 12, 2017

Build your own GlowOrb, so you’ll always know when to open a window

Visual alerts show when the carbon dioxide levels are getting high in meeting rooms at IBM’s IoT HQ in Munich. They use the building’s carbon dioxide sensors combined with GlowOrbs, designed and made by IBM’s Andy Stanford-Clark, to highlight when it is time to open a window. I decided to make an “at home” version. […]

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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 Karen Lewis on July 11, 2017

Five myths about ERP and EAM

The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes is still popular, but the idea is no longer practical, particularly in asset-intensive industries. For asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, transportation and utilities, the cost of unplanned downtime can be significant – not only in financial term – but […]

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By Jen Clark on July 10, 2017

The Internet of Sporting Things

Summer is a heady time for those of a sporting persuasion. With vicarious glory to be gained from the Masters, Wimbledon, Tour de France and cricket (to name just a few) fans are spoilt for choice, and not only in the number of events available to them. With the rise of multiple viewing platforms and […]

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By Karen Lewis on July 7, 2017

Fitly SmartPlate receives funding from Arrow & Indiegogo

Following on from a previous story about Fitly SmartPlate – a calorie tracking device which uses Watson IoT Platform, we’re pleased to learn that on Wednesday  July 5, Indiegogo and partner Arrow announced SmartPlate is to be on the receiving end of $100,000 in flash funding. Taking on ‘portion distortion’ Studies show even health-conscious eaters […]

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By Jen Clark on July 4, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Tuesday 4th July 2017

It’s all about AI this week. IBM and Wimbledon join forces to put tennis fans at the heart of the action with SlamTracker, Ford announces a new Robots and AI Research team, and Instagram cracks down on offensive comments with an automated text classification system. Meanwhile, on the racier end of the spectrum, adult site […]

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