By Karen Lewis on September 28, 2016

Tracking the real-life IoT solution SensAround from concept to market

SensAround smart travel app – part 1 Follow the footsteps of Vimalkumar Kumaresan and his team as they bring their IoT solution to market. The SensAround solution is a new concept in improving the everyday lives of commuters and travellers based on environmental pollutant data. We’re tracking the process of a new IoT app being […]

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By Adrian Whitfield on September 28, 2016

Can IoT fuel the next evolution of product development?

For many of us, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a part of our lives. This may be in the form of a wearable device for you or your dog, perhaps a shiny connected car, or even a connected appliance such as a washing machine. These are all cool and interesting products that can […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 27, 2016

Moving to a new world of cognitive manufacturing systems

This article is Part 1 of a series focused on how the application of cognitive IoT is triggering business and digital transformation. By tapping the power of cognitive computing, organizations are moving from IoT vision and proof of concept to strategic deployments aimed at driving real transformation. The result is a new industrial era defined […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 22, 2016

Data: the key measure of relevance in a digital revolution

Companies have historically managed assets such as property, plants, equipment, inventory, cash, and intellectual property. In today’s digital world, a new type of asset is emerging – data – which companies are reporting, collecting, and analyzing in vast volumes. It’s is becoming a key measure of whether a company will remain relevant through the digital […]

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By Jen Clark on September 22, 2016

IoT weekly round-up: 22nd September, 2016

Welcome to the weekly IoT news round-up. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in the connected world. Google launches Allo messenger This week Google launched its new messaging app, Allo. The app, which supports group chats, stickers and even drawing onto photos, is available on Android and iOS and hopes to compete with […]

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By Martin Gale on September 22, 2016

We’re in the midst of an industrial revolution

Organisations in the industrial sector and in particular manufacturing are being transformed and disrupted by the irresistible forces of cognitive computing, cloud and the Internet of Things. This phenomenon, characterized as the fourth industrial revolution after robotics and automation, is a hot topic for manufacturers around the world as they seek to understand how they […]

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By Jen Clark on September 21, 2016

How the IoT could make marketing more personal

The IoT has the potential to change the way that advertising works, making marketing more personal, more relevant, and more timely. Effective marketing requires a good understanding of customer base and a decent customer relationship management (CRM) tool to gather and organise data. While a CRM tool and traditional marketing approaches can serve adverts based […]

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By Chris O'Connor on September 21, 2016

Unleashing the IoT gadget makers

With an army of developers, engineers, architects and clever tinkerers working within the Watson IoT organization and across IBM, we thought it would be interesting to see some applications our broader team could come up with if we ran an IoT Gadget Contest. We kicked off the competition earlier this with the intent of unleashing […]

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By Amy Bennett on September 21, 2016

IoT ruins movies: Jaws

Setting the scene Great white sharks are back and hopefully here to stay off of Cape Cod Massachusetts. In early August, there were 6 great white sharks spotted feeding on a whale carcass near Truro beaches. The day we left Cape Cod from vacation, a large shark was seen at noon only 4 ft from […]

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By Russell Gowers on September 21, 2016

The last best experience: customer service in a digital world

“The last best experience that anyone has anywhere, becomes the minimum expectation for the experience they want everywhere,” said IBM’s glorious GBS leader Bridget van Kranlingen a few years back. She was absolutely bang on, of course – as if I would ever suggest otherwise. So I thought I’d list out some of the last, […]

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By Scott Potter on September 20, 2016

Conquering the growing complexity of lease accounting standards

When people think about leases, the real estate industry immediately comes to mind. But for many companies — across all industries — leases are some of the most expensive assets on the balance sheet. Asset-intensive businesses also lease equipment, from lower cost assets such as IT equipment, to large assets such as fleets, airplanes, complex […]

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By Anthony Behan on September 20, 2016

No really, what is the Internet of Things?

The question ‘what is the Internet of Things?’ seems almost trite, unnecessary. But if we take it for granted, we may miss some vital clues as to how it redefines the Internet, and social interaction with technology. The simple definition from a Google search says that it is ‘a proposed development of the Internet in […]

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