By Bret Greenstein on June 29, 2016

Building blocks for transformation

If you saw Eric-Jan Kaak at the CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany you would have seen a man playing with LEGO® wearing a big smile and a suit in a room full of enthusiastic geeks and technologists. The toy building blocks are a part of the IcoSense showcase, not just because they are playful and […]

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By Kim Kemble on June 28, 2016

The internet of type 1 diabetes

The numbers are staggering. In their 2016 Global Report on Diabetes, the World Health Organization found that: Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population It caused […]

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By Brian Massey on June 27, 2016

How the IoT is impacting insurance

Some say change and disruption is coming in insurance, but in reality it is already here. In his blog post ‘IoT for Insurance: Delivering proactive protection for the connected consumer‘ Brian Massey, IBM Watson IoT Offering manager, explains the prospect with Internet of Things for insurers to change how it’s done. Beyond the 360 degree view […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 23, 2016

Improving worker safety with wearables

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 22, 2016

How one of the greenest buildings in the world is using IoT technology

The Internet of Things is one of the biggest enablers of the green buildings movement. The ability to capture and analyze previously “dark” data from buildings is giving us deeper insight into energy and resource use, and the ability to control the use of those resources through an intelligent building management system is taking buildings […]

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By Jean- François Puget on June 22, 2016

Decision analytics for the perfect race

When fellow IBMer Doug Barton asked me whether we could help extreme cyclist Dave Haase win the Race Across America (RAAM), I immediately agreed. We keep saying that big data and analytics help people make better decisions, and RAAM presented a great opportunity for us to prove it. Three questions sprang to mind at once: […]

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By Deon Newman on June 21, 2016

Cognitive computing and the future of smart buildings

These are exciting times. The Internet of Things is changing the landscape of businesses and our experience as humans. It seems everything that touches us is changing, reforming, and changing more. Connectedness has broken down the silos of our life and is revealing possibilities for previously unimagined greatness. What is making IoT the hottest phenomenon […]

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By Doug Barton on June 20, 2016

IBM Analytics and Race Across America

The Race Across America (RAAM) is a bicycle race like no other. Called “the toughest test of endurance in the world” by Outside magazine, RAAM spans North America, starting at the Pacific Ocean and ending at the Atlantic. Finishers spend eight to ten sleep-deprived days and nights on the road under conditions both extreme and […]

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By Barclay Brown on June 17, 2016

Systems engineering and IoT

Always fast, always first may not be always sensible for engineering Internet of Things (IoT). While exciting new IoT platform tools may allow the quick integration of new devices into a company’s business process, quick and informal may not be the wisest approach for many IoT applications given its complexities and associated risks. IoT devices […]

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By Susan Visser on June 16, 2016

What can businesses learn about technology from a cyclist?

Did you like cycling as a child? Perhaps as you grew older, your bicycle become a primary source of transportation—that is, until you got your driver’s license and access to a car! For people in many parts of the world the bicycle remains a primary mode of transportation for getting to work, taking kids to […]

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By Scott Stockwell on June 16, 2016

Double Queen’s Birthday Honours for Raspberry Pi

Sunday 11 June was Queen Elizabeth II’s official 90th birthday. In her Birthday Honours List she awarded Raspberry Pi ‘s inventor Dr. Eben Upton a CBE. Her ‘real’ birthday was in April, when it become Britain’s best-selling computer – a double celebration. Don’t Rain on a British Parade Why do Royals have two birthdays? The […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 16, 2016

Using smart engineering to overcome IoT complexity

The Internet of Things is changing the rules for how companies can leverage design and engineering practices to get a leg up on competitors. Smart engineering practices can help you engineer reliable, smart, connected products and systems that enable innovation in the face of complexity. These devices are bringing new and exciting possibilities into our […]

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