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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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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