By Vijay Sankaran on August 25, 2016

Intelligent processes and yield improvement with IoT

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing.  Intelligent, instrumented and connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of […]

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By Karen Lewis on August 24, 2016

Are you IoT ready?

IoT is hot and getting hotter. Consumers use it for health monitoring and ‘smart’ home devices, such as thermostats and appliances. On the business front, a piece of equipment — or any business asset, really — can be tagged, monitored, and analyzed. This might include a sensor-enabled pressure valve on a piece of drilling equipment, […]

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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 Scott Stockwell on August 19, 2016

‘Home James’ – talking about self-driving vehicles at Upshift 2016

What’s the future of mobility? How soon will we see self-driving cars? With ever increasing numbers of us living in cities, will we be able to get around or will we be trapped in perpetual gridlock?  These are some of the thorny topics that AutoBlog wrestles with and on 6 October in Detroit, Michigan, they’re […]

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By Karen Lewis on August 19, 2016

Meet Dr. Lucy Rogers: the extraordinary IoT and Raspberry Pi Jammer who loves to hack dinosaurs

In June, I had the pleasure of attending one of Lucy Rogers’ Hack a Dinosaur Raspberry Pi Jams held at the Blackgang Chine Theme Park on the Isle of Wight. It was a terrific experience sitting down with an eclectic group of Makers – ranging from novice developers, to Master Inventors, programmers, and several rocket […]

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By Victoria McClellan on August 19, 2016

IoT ruins movies: The Dark Knight Rises

Setting the scene Working with Watson IoT, everything starts to change. We talk about it all the time; IoT has an impact on everything from buildings to cars to the weather. As I have spent more time digging around to understand the revolution of IoT, I have seen that it has changed the way I […]

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By Jacqi Levy on August 18, 2016

IoT and back to school retail

Back-to-school is the second biggest shopping season of the year, followed only by the winter holiday season.  This year, spending is projected to reach $75.8 billion dollars, the majority of which will be spent on clothing, shoes and electronics, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Back to school shopping made easy with the Internet […]

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By Chris O'Connor on August 16, 2016

How smart thermometers can track and prevent Zika

One of the nobler applications of technology is that of fighting disease. IBM and many other technology companies have a long history of dedicating resources to fight the spread of diseases and improve global health. Currently, a key focus for us is tracking and limiting the spread of the Zika virus. IBM recently announced that […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 16, 2016

World of Watson: register now

You are cordially invited to the World of Watson event on October 24th through the 27th at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA. See what the future will bring This event will showcase the cognitive power of Watson and the potential that it brings for the future. See how data, analytics, and Watson can change your […]

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By Liza Cooper on August 15, 2016

Robots and their impact on sporting events

As athletes and coaches begin to adopt IoT technology, 21st century fans are beginning to expect more from sporting events. The world of robotics and AI have so much to offer in terms of event management, so why not bring bots to stadiums the world over? Using robots to organize fans Concierge robots could bring […]

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By Eduardo Bustamante on August 15, 2016

How IoT analytics at the edge keeps shipping lines moving

At the Port of Cartagena, time is always a factor – we are operational 24 hours a day without stopping. Strategically located as an entry point to the Panama Canal, the Port of Cartagena is one of the busiest ports in the Americas, shipping goods to almost 600 ports in 136 countries and handling over […]

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By Ryan Boyles on August 11, 2016

Team up and connect: an IoT soccer project for good causes

Analysts project that by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential economic value of as much as $11 trillion*. Yes. TRILLION. Dollars. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still lofty. How do connected devices improve the lives of individuals and society to equate to such a large dollar value? […]

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