By Lynne Slowey on May 9, 2016

Improving operations with IoT and predictive maintenance

IBM’s Mary Bunzel recently produced a post on predictive maintenance, stating that over 50% of every dollar spent on maintenance was wasted. We’ve created an easy to reference infographic to help you see what your machines are telling you, and how you can use IoT to listen to them, saving money, and increasing safety and efficiency. […]

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By Scott Stockwell on May 4, 2016

Revolutionary or Evolutionary: Are you set to realise the potential of IoT?

A recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the part that the Internet of Things (IoT) plays in ‘The Hyperconnected Economy’, got me thinking about large scale opportunity and what’s needed to realise it. A few years ago I worked in a company preparing to IPO. To help us prepare, the company ran a […]

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By Mary Bunzel on May 4, 2016

As much as half of every dollar you spend on preventive maintenance is wasted

Yep, that’s right – you read correctly. The average company can reduce its spend on preventive maintenance by up to 50%, according to ARC Advisory Group’s Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management Market Study. This stat is surprising, especially since time based cycles for preventive maintenance is an industry standard practice. It’s not because […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 30, 2016

Can the ‘new’ natural resource save the ‘old’ natural resource?

With the rise of intelligent machines that can simulate the human brain, our ability to help solve society’s most vexing problems is increasing; and there’s never been a more important time than now, as our population grows putting exponential demands on our natural resources. Oil and Gas industry executives in particular have been grappling with […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 21, 2016

IoT: A lifeline for the washing line

Back in 2014 you may have seen reviews of Berg’s Cloudwash prototype. A smart washing machine designed to make laundry a breeze. More recently at CES2016 Glenn Reid introduced us to The Marathon Laundry Machine. Both of these prototypes connect you to your washing machine via a smartphone app. They simplify the settings, tell you […]

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By Chris O'Connor on April 21, 2016

10 ways to derive value from the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is complex, and figuring out how to derive value from it can be even more difficult. Use these tips for determining where to start or how to best continue your IoT journey. 1. Reimagine product development Products engineered for the IoT need to be different. What’s more exciting, the IoT enables […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 21, 2016

The IoT flips ‘garbage in, garbage out’

The adage ‘garbage in, garbage out’ may once have held true, particularly in the land of software programming where it originated, but in today’s connected world, the Internet of Things is flipping it into ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ – literally. A team from the National Taipei University of Technology’s Department of Electronic […]

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By Chris O'Connor on April 21, 2016

Creating innovative new business models with the Internet of Things

As connected devices and data from them becomes the norm, enterprises are moving beyond selling connected, intelligent products and beyond selling new services – focusing on delivering compelling experiences over the life of a product. The Internet of Things is at the threshold of a tremendous opportunity. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been […]

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By Bret Greenstein on April 21, 2016

Getting started with Watson IoT is as easy as Pi

The Raspberry Pi has fueled the maker culture by offering more power than many low-end devices. With millions sold worldwide, it has become a symbol of innovation and creativity for the Internet of Things. Because many engineers begin tinkering with IoT ideas on a Raspberry Pi, IBM has committed to the Pi ecosystem to deliver […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 17, 2016

The Internet of Things in the Cognitive Era: Realizing the future and full potential of connected devices

IoT devices will become the largest single source of data, with over 90% going unused. IBM has pioneered work in the Internet of Things for over a decade, focusing on cognitive computing solutions so that all IoT data can drive delivery, efficiency, and performance for our clients. This whitepaper from Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 17, 2016

How does the Internet of Things work?

How does the IoT work? The Internet of Things gives us access to the data from millions of devices. But how does it actually work, what does it mean, and what can we do with all that data? We’ve popped together an easy to follow tutorial from our Think Academy to help you get started […]

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By Lynne Slowey on April 17, 2016

Why use IoT for business?

Watch the video Understand the power of Internet of Things and cognitive computing, see real results and case studies from our clients including Silverhook Powerboats, Honda, and TP Vision – the maker of Phillips televisions. With over 13 billion connected devices out there already, and this number predicted to grow to over 29 billion by […]

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