By Jen Clark on November 17, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 17th November 2016

Welcome to IBM’s IoT weekly round-up – a quick taster of the week’s events in the connected world of the Internet of Things. This week: move over fireworks, Disney’s using a fleet of LED-lit drones for aerial displays; Shakespeare’s airborne sprite Ariel is brought to life in Stratford-upon-Avon with a touch of virtual reality; and […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 17, 2016

What is Field Workforce Management (FWM)?

Managing field operations for asset-intensive industries is challenging – it can be complex, costly and risky. Many companies require centralized systems for managing field services, and are mandated to increase the efficiency of these operations. This pressure is driving growth in the Field Service Management (FSM) industry, which is predicted to grow to a $5.1B […]

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By Amy Bennett on November 17, 2016

Brady is back: how to take the air out of any future deflategate

This fall, Wilson launched the world’s first connected football. Retailing at $199.99, this remarkable item is capable of tracking throwing distance, speed, efficiency of spin and a whole lot besides. In the wake of last year’s deflategate, I can’t help wondering whether connected footballs might have stopped the controversy in its tracks. Who’s to say […]

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By Will Reilly on November 16, 2016

The open world of IoT: opportunities and challenges for engineers

On Tuesday, 15 November morning 400 clients, partners and IBMers climbed aboard The Queen Mary, moored in Long Beach, California, to begin three days of discussion, debate and demonstration of how the Internet of Things is shaking up the product design and engineering profession. The attendees were joining The IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet […]

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By Jacqi Levy and Jen Clark on November 16, 2016

IBM’s acquisition of XPS and what this means for the brick and mortar store

Meet Watson, your personal shopper. IBM has acquired the Expert Personal Shopper (XPS) division of Fluid, a leading innovator in digital customer experiences. The XPS solution is a dialogue-based product recommendation platform designed to personalize the customer experience (with a little help from IBM Watson, of course.) XPS provides tailored, interactive recommendations through ecommerce platforms. What shoppers […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 16, 2016

Three ways IoT will change your commute for the better

This is the first post in a three-part series on how the Internet of Things is impacting transportation. Say “Internet of Things” and most people think of consumer applications like fitness trackers, smart thermostats and refrigerators that talk to your TV. But until now consumers have yet to see IoT change their lives on a […]

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By Franklin Morris on November 16, 2016

Incorporating weather data into IoT is a game changer

Weather has long been a source of headaches for businesses across all industries. Extreme conditions can cause power outages and supply shortages, leading to production delays. Changing resource availability, due to a blizzard or hurricane, will often raise operating costs. Severe storms shut down facilities, interrupt communications, transportation and power systems. And let’s not forget […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 16, 2016

Skyhook and Watson IoT keep your assets on track

Skyhook and Watson IoT: Using hybrid location solutions to keep your assets on track Imagine a scenario that occurs daily across the world: one hospital needs to transport an organ across town to another hospital where a transplant recipient is waiting. The receiving hospital is tracking its location to make sure everything is ready at […]

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By Jen Clark on November 16, 2016

IoT sensors and sport – CCTV Tibet Challenge

Cycling fans were able to follow October’s Tibet Challenge more closely than ever before, thanks to a live feed from cyclists participating in the event to a dedicated web platform where fans can follow their progress. Forty cyclists took part in the extreme endurance event, racing the 2,000km distance from Sichuan to Tibet over extraordinarily […]

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By Chris O'Connor on November 15, 2016

IBM Watson IoT evaluated as a leading IoT platform

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 Lisa Stuckless on November 15, 2016

E&U companies can now create CUE’s on WIP

Compatible unit estimating (CUE) is a fundamental component in a utility transmission and distribution work management process. Companies use compatible unit estimates to calculate the cost of work, determine the labor hours and the bill of materials needed to perform an specific or a work package. Using this information, a work order can then be created […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on November 15, 2016

How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

“Are you not IoT weary?” I asked the other people hoping to get into the hands-on workshop. This was the last morning of the five-day World of Watson conference. I thought there might be IoT overdose. I didn’t think there would be a queue for the “Introduction to IoT – Build Your Own Basic IoT […]

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