By Barclay Brown on October 20, 2016

IoT security: smarter systems engineering must compensate for our weaknesses

It’s fascinating to read the accounts of IoT related hacks, especially those that make headlines in both the popular press and the tech blogs. I’m concerned that casual readers will conclude that opening the door to IoT connected devices means hackers will have access to their cars, their security systems and even literally their front […]

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By Jen Clark on October 20, 2016

IoT weekly round-up Thursday 20th October 2016

Welcome to IBM’s weekly IoT round-up: the latest news in the connected world of the Internet of Things. This week, the WristWhirl prototype lets you use your Smartwatch one-handed, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ are in hot water over unlawful data collection and Facebook launches ‘Workplace’, its messaging service for businesses. Read on for the latest […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 19, 2016

The Internet of Things at IBM World of Watson

2016 has been a fast-moving year in the Internet of Things space. We have seen major announcements from all the major IoT players, fascinating implementations, and the development of emerging IoT technologies like cognitive computing. It’s been a big year for IBM Watson IoT as we have made great strides rolling out new capabilities to […]

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By Gino Knubben on October 18, 2016

Around the world in 80 days – by Storm Wave electric motorcycle

 “Show the world what electric vehicles can do”.  This is the challenge a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have taken up. They are currently touring around the world with their self-built electric motorcycle. The trip will cover 40,000 kilometers in only 80 days. The team named their electric touring motorcycle […]

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By Andrew Lee on October 18, 2016

Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things with cloud

In talking with IBM clients who are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance their operations, two themes seem to arise repeatedly: the cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Although most companies are leveraging the cloud in some way, businesses are struggling to understand precisely how the cloud and IoT intersect, and the value of combining […]

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By Brendan Crotty on October 18, 2016

The forecast for scheduling is about to get brighter

IBM has launched Maximo Scheduler Plus, an advanced work management solution that gives businesses the tools they need to manage both their field workforce and complex projects like shutdowns, outages and turnarounds. Scheduler Plus can help you optimize work schedules using real-time weather forecast data, letting you schedule maintenance and service workers more efficiently. Schedulers […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

10 things to enable the makers: October 2016 round-up

Here are ten cool things makers can do, try, buy, and attend to quickly and easily create and deploy IoT apps with Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform. 1. Element14 launches Raspberry Pi charged IoT Learner Kit element14 is now shipping the first IoT Learner Kit developed in collaboration with IBM. The kit provides an end-to-end learning […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

Fantastic news for Open Source and IoT fans

Node-RED visual programming for the Internet of Things (IoT) is now a JS Foundation Project An open Internet of Things industry is critical. Providing application developers with the right tools is essential, and expanding those tools to work with every IoT device, gateway, network, database, and cloud is how we will all accelerate growth of […]

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By Dave Locke and Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

The anatomy of an IoT solution: Oil, data and the humble washing machine

A lot of people think about data as the new gold, but a better analogy is data is the new oil. When oil comes out of the ground it is raw, it has intrinsic value but until that oil is refined into petrol and diesel, its true value is not gained. Data from sensors is […]

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By Jen Clark on October 14, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: can IoT help safeguard us in crisis?

The U.S. is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which for two weeks has swept destructive hurricane-force winds along the Florida coast, pushing north to Georgia and the Carolinas. A Reuters report estimates that nearly 900 people have died in Haiti, with 17 killed in the U.S., due to a devastating combination of rainfall […]

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By Victoria McClellan on October 14, 2016

Autonomous boats: self-driving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: a quaint city overflowing with charm. After a recent visit, I fulfilled all of my dreams: riding bikes, visiting the Anne Frank house, and eating endless waffles. At the point when I had to slow down, I sat and watched the boats filled with locals and tourists roll by, and the question came to […]

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By Sebastian Wedeniwski on October 14, 2016

AutoMOBILE – the future data-defined mobility experience

The connected car is transforming from a hardware-defined vehicle to a data-defined mobility experience, inside a contextual space that can be personalized and is capable to learn. But what exactly is a data-defined vehicle and how will we start designing this? Today, vehicles are about, physical appearance, physical engine design, and physical performance, manage and […]

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