By Mary Bunzel on June 3, 2016

Getting started with Watson IoT

Much has been written about how the Internet of Things has disrupted traditional businesses — and how that disruption is poised to skyrocket as we distill better insights from our connected devices. Today, smart leaders already know it’s time to get started exploring the power of IoT for business. What most don’t know, however, is […]

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By Jim Beneke on June 3, 2016

The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit

There are a number of IoT Starter kits on the market today, with many focused on the Maker and DIY enthusiasts. The price points are attractive – in the $50 to $100 range. They seem to be capable of doing just about anything and are often promoted as a great starting point for IoT developers. So […]

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By Jacqi Levy on June 3, 2016

3 BIG ways IoT impacts the financial management of commercial buildings

This is the third post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. So far in this series, I’ve looked at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting both building design and construction and building management. Now, I’m going to turn my attention to everyone’s favorite topic: money. More specifically, money […]

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By Lynne Slowey on June 3, 2016

(Return of the) Jedi mind trick and the BB-8 robot hack

Watch the video This news has been out there for a while, and some would assume it happened in a galaxy far, far away. But it didn’t. It happened here, at IBM, in an office around the corner and down the road. As a new member of IBM I am constantly inspired by what is […]

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By Scott Stockwell on May 17, 2016

Is Messaging Moving to the IoT?

Google introduces ‘Spaces’ with built in AI Google introduced ‘Spaces’ to us yesterday, “a new app that lets people get together instantly to share around any topic”. Searching, sharing and messaging in small groups is now a snap. What’s especially interesting is that machine learning, or ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ is baked in. If you’re looking […]

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By John Cohn on May 17, 2016

Internet of Thinks: Munich IoT HQ

Today I’m attempting the first of a regular monthly column to the new IBM Internet of Things blog. I’m planning to use it to share my thoughts on what’s new, what’s happening and what I’ve been up to recently… And what a week it’s been, well eleven days actually! I’ve just returned from Munich, my […]

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By Chris O'Connor on May 16, 2016

Why now is the right time to make the IoT investment

Watch the video Like any other business decision, if you are looking at or working with IoT technologies, you’re focused on how to leverage the technology to most quickly improve business results. Almost every enterprise focusing on IoT implementations looks at a starting point of operational value. If you can get the data and bring […]

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By Bret Greenstein on May 16, 2016

Coursera: a developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)

The rapid growth and popularity of the Internet of Things has inspired many to think of ideas that will challenge the status quo. There are countless of examples of IoT businesses that were started by individuals tinkering and exploring with electronics and prototyping boards. It is through the act of connecting their device to the […]

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By Lynne Slowey on May 12, 2016

IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population

I’m only at week five of my career with the IBM Watson IoT team. I am in a perpetual state of fascination, fear, confusion. I’m overwhelmed by what I don’t know, and very excited for everything I am about to learn. Day 19 saw me on a tour of the IBM IoT lab. It’s where […]

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By Jacqi Levy on May 10, 2016

4 BIG ways IoT impacts building management

This is the second post in a four-part series on how the Internet of things is impacting buildings. The day-to-day operation of a building represents over 70% of the total cost of that building over its lifespan. It’s a big number, so why wouldn’t you do everything you can to lower operational cost? Especially if […]

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By Chris O'Connor on May 9, 2016

IoT made easy

A basic IoT platform must connect devices, must be able to collect data, must handle thousands of vendors, hundreds of standards and must be able to scale to millions of devices sending billions of messages. To deliver true value beyond the basic platform, we can add cognitive, security, privacy, insight generation and close loop automation. […]

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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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