By Brendan Crotty on October 12, 2016

Celebrating 10 years of IBM’s dominance in enterprise asset management

October 5th marked the 10-year anniversary of IBM’s acquisition of MRO Software, and it’s natural to reflect on how much Maximo has evolved over the years and celebrate some of our accomplishments.  But it’s equally exciting to think about what the future holds. At the time of the acquisition, IBM was building out a world-class […]

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By Brendan Crotty on October 11, 2016

Are you efficiently scheduling your maintenance and service work?

Today, even advanced businesses are falling short when it comes to scheduling their workers’ time — arguably their most precious resource. Planning and scheduling often still take place on post-it notes and in Excel spreadsheets, with work often divided up by supervisors based on gut feel. Important factors such as weather or traffic are rarely […]

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By Timothy Chou on October 11, 2016

The precision race car: IoT and the story of Sam Schmidt

A few years ago I was introduced to track racing and have since had the opportunity to drive at Laguna Seca where I navigated the infamous Corkscrew—successfully. So when I heard Sam Schmidt’s story, I was impressed, to say the least. Sam started racing professionally at the age of 31—which is relatively old compared to […]

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By Chris O'Connor on October 10, 2016

Five must-haves for a successful IoT platform

The Internet of Things transformation is being driven by enterprises. Consumer products such as wearables and connected electronics certainly garner a large part of the market, but IDC estimates more than 80 percent of IoT spend through 2020 will be on B2B applications and use cases. The Internet of Things will be one of the […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 10, 2016

Good things come in threes with Watson IoT and Avnet

The connection of the physical and digital worlds makes it easier to innovate around new products, services and processes, as well as keep up with competitors. Inexpensive sensors, ease of connectivity, and ubiquitous storage and processing power are fueling a connected world. But to take advantage, organizations must quickly and continuously refine their business models, […]

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By Jen Clark on October 10, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 6th October 2016

This week in IoT and tech news, Facebook launches its new Marketplace feature and a Lite version of Messenger, police body cameras are a big hit with the force, and agriculture entrepreneurs gather to ask how technology can solve food shortage across the world. Check out the top IoT news stories of the week. Facebook […]

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By Ted Jenkins on October 6, 2016

A better way to manage water with the Internet of Things

The global water challenge is incredibly complex and one that becomes more pressing as the world’s population grows. Securing ample amounts of water, ensuring it’s is secure and that it’s supplies are resilient, is a major challenge for the U.S. and countries across the globe. One of the ways municipalities and businesses are tackling these […]

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By Krish Dharma on October 6, 2016

Equipment maintenance in the cognitive era

I recall my days as a young production supervisor (I am certainly aging myself). I would need to track down the maintenance crew every time a machine went down unscheduled and be at their mercy to get production running again. Over the last 30 years we have seen a slow evolution as we have moved […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 5, 2016

How Watson IoT may transform your next hospital stay

My last visit to a hospital was to see a friend who was recovering from surgery. At the time, I was filled with relief that she was doing well, and it didn’t even occur to me that my work at IBM could one day make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their loved […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 3, 2016

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the […]

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By Scott Stockwell on October 3, 2016

IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply […]

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By Jen Clark on October 3, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: 30th September 2016

In this weeks’ tech and IoT news roundup: Google cracks the language code with a Neural Machine translation tool, newly rebranded Snap Inc revealed its first piece of hardware, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s immersive VR exhibit attracts new audiences to classical music, and you can now cram more media into Twitter’s 140 character count. More trending […]

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