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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By Amy Bennett on June 16, 2016

SilverHook: It’s plane sailing with Watson IoT

For those wanting to dive in to IoT, our partnership with Cisco and SilverHook is the perfect example of why you should take the plunge, and get your feet wet… SilverHook powerboats These stunning vehicles reach speeds surpassing 100 MPH in the open ocean. SilverHook Powerboats pride themselves on their advanced monohull designs. These specialized […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on June 16, 2016

NASA: Virtual reality and cognitive computing

‘Virtual reality’ and ‘cognitive computing’ have become the trends to watch in the tech industry in recent years. In many ways, the excitement makes sense. The world around us continues to converge and become infinitely more connected, driven largely by the ability for businesses to sort, analyze, and action on the vast amounts of data […]

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By Liza Cooper on June 15, 2016

David Haase rides with IoT data

Dave Haase, four-time top American finisher in the Race Across America (RAAM) is setting off once again. The Race Across America is a cycling race like none you have seen before. The race spans three thousand miles, from the pacific to the Atlantic. The race begins in Oceanside California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland. Cyclists […]

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By Amy Bennett on June 15, 2016

Chain reaction: USA cycling and IBM Watson IoT

Photos by John Huet. In February USA Cycling Coach Neal Henderson first announced how Team USA would use the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform to help his riders. One of the first of its kind, this gold standard of sporting partnerships meant that cyclists could learn to make adjustments as they rode, using cutting edge technology to […]

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