By Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz and on March 13, 2018

What Reinventors Know. Part 1: Realizing the potential of IoT with Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to ‘What Reinventors Know’ – a four-part blog series dedicated to reinventing enterprises with the help of IoT technologies. We’ll share insights from the movers and shakers who are using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to uncover new opportunities, create new revenue streams, and leave the competition far behind. In this installment, we explore […]

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By Sarah Dudley on March 7, 2018

The complete guide to the benefits of CMMS

In the first post  of this series on computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), we did a deep dive into how CMMS came to be and what its core capabilities are. Now that you understand the fundamentals, we’re going to dig a little deeper into the benefits of CMMS and how exactly it can transform your […]

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By Jen Clark and Walker Sherk on March 7, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Intelligent Visual Inspection?

Welcome to this installment of the IBM cheat sheet series: your jargon-busting, straight-talking guide to IoT technologies. Today, we shine a little light on the concept of Intelligent Visual Inspection, and, in particular, the IBM Visual Insights solution. Intelligent Visual Inspection 101: vital statistics Name: Intelligent Visual Inspection IBM product / solution: IBM Visual Insights […]

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By Steve Shoaf on February 26, 2018

What we THINK about: the definition of “Internet of Things”

Not long ago, I was reading an opinion from an industry insider that suggested that “Internet of Things” should be renamed. My immediate reaction was why?  Doesn’t everyone already know what it is? Maybe they don’t. Maybe it’s like the early days of the internet. We all thought we knew what it meant: a network […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 20, 2018

How the gig economy will transform field service management

A use case for the future Imagine the scenario: a master electrician is responsible for fixing motors, transformers, generators and electronic controllers on industrial robots. He finishes the first shift at a manufacturing plant, gets an alert on his phone as he’s driving home. Something is wrong with a nearby photovoltaic system – aka a […]

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By Tracy Owens and Dave Dilworth on February 20, 2018

How to reduce anxiety over lease accounting changes

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that upcoming changes to regulations issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) mean that leases are getting capitalized on your books. But do you know the requirements to comply with these new regulations? Or which milestones to hit between now […]

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By Kim Woodbury on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Enterprise Asset Management

It’s that time of year again. What time, you may be asking? The time of year to think about what new challenges you will take on and how you will execute them. To think about ways your business can innovate with new enterprise asset management (EAM) technologies. And, most importantly, to think of ways to […]

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By Jason Spaulding on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Manufacturing

It’s time to THINK about: Manufacturing. What are the technologies and capabilities that will affect the manufacturing industry in 2018? How can we leverage key innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to drive efficiencies? How can we reinvent and innovate to create better experiences for our customers? If these questions are on your […]

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By Bruce D Baron on February 8, 2018

What we THINK about: facilities management & smart buildings

With the new year in full swing, I have been getting many questions about our upcoming event, Think. Questions such as: Will there be a focus on facilities management and smarter buildings? Will there be real use cases around how IoT & AI make buildings smarter? Are there certification opportunities? Will the entertainment be magnificent? […]

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By Laura Langendorf on February 7, 2018

What makes you Think?

That’s always the question, isn’t it? What inspires you? What motivates you? And what will help you rise above? And now there’s an answer for you: Think. Think is a first-of-its-kind event, March 19-22 in Las Vegas. It’s 40,000 people, coming together in a unique campus setting. It’s for those who seek inspiration and education, […]

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By Matthew Mikell on February 6, 2018

How Digital Twins foster innovation in IoT-enabled environments

Dynamic digital representations, or Digital Twins, are rapidly changing the way industries design, build and operate their products and processes. Gartner predicts, “by 2021, half of large industrial companies will use Digital Twins, resulting in those organizations gaining a 10 percent improvement in effectiveness.” Powered by the Cloud, IoT, and AI, Digital Twins enrich complex […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 5, 2018

Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic.  Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction.  In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive manufacturing is moving past disillusionment and into real product applications.  Many predict AM will cause massive industry […]

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