By Jen Clark on October 13, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Setting the scene – the fourth industrial revolution If you’re interested in the IoT you may have also heard of something called Industry 4.0 – otherwise known as the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components, some of which are in machines on the factory […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 12, 2016

Connect 30 IoT devices in 30 days? Now you can

Overcome your IoT implementation speed bumps with a Connect & Visualize Approach. Persistent Systems is a product engineering services company that has been in business for 25 years. Last week I sat down with Persistent Systems to gain some insight into some of the trends they’ve seen in enterprise IoT implementations, and to learn more […]

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By Jen Clark on October 12, 2016

What is industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0: IoT does smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components. It uses the data collected by physical things, either built products out in the real world, or components within a machine on the production line, to impact how these things themselves are manufactured. The more […]

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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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