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Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

Written by Zach Jory | March 18, 2017 | Automotive, Buildings, Factories

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this ...read more


4 BIG ways the IoT is impacting design and construction

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 12, 2017 | Buildings, Cities, Environment

This is the first post in a four-part series on how the IoT is impacting buildings. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every facet of the building – how we inhabit them, how we manage them, and even how we build them. There is a vast ecosystem around today’s buildings, and no part of ...read more


How to become an inventor: Part 3

Written by Laura Storey | December 11, 2016 | Article

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the journey to invention that my team and I started as part of IBM’s Patent Group Incubator Project (PGIP). We have been undertaking an experiment examining whether the hypothesis ‘Anyone can invent‘ would hold true. And so far, we’re on our way. My team’s on a roll, with three ...read more


How to become an inventor: Part 1

Written by Laura Storey | November 28, 2016 | Blog

Here’s a hypothesis: Anyone can invent. Not convinced? I understand. Don’t you need to be technical to be an IBM inventor? Perhaps. I’m not a technical person. Technically, I’m a person, but I’m not in any way, shape or form ‘technical’. I have a couple of Patents Published for technical tools though. I am an ...read more


The four key ingredients to realize IoT opportunities

Written by Scott Stockwell | November 21, 2016 | News / Press release

What is it that you need to capture the substantial business opportunities that digitizing the physical world through IoT opens up? Of course you need the skills – but have you got the right skills in the right place – and can you scale them? You need industry knowledge. You might have that already, but ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 3 – navigation

Written by Paul Hesen | October 28, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Case Study

In this series we follow the ‘Storm Wave’ electric motorcycle as it tours the world in 80 days. This week we look at TomTom’s involvement. You can read about the team’s mission and how they got started in part 1 of the story including the involvement of NXP and KPN  who’ve helped with communications infrastructure. ...read more


OutThink limits, unleash your professional potential

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 25, 2016 | Blog, Business, Case Study...

What does cognitive mean to today’s professional? Harriet Green, General Manager IBM Watson Internet of Things, Cognitive Engagement and Education underlined the benefits that cognitive computing brings professionals. By providing the right information at right time to make productive decisions. We’re all overwhlmed with so much information and it’s hard to seapatea signal from noise, ...read more


IoT devices used in DDoS attacks

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 24, 2016 | Blog, Platform, Security

On Friday 21 October, unknown hackers used Internet of Things (IoT) devices to launch three Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks on Dyn. Dyn is a company that provides internet services, among them a Domain Name Service (DNS). A DNS services is like a telephone directory for the internet, it translates the web address ...read more


Around the world in 80 days by electric motorcycle – part 2 – M2M communication

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 22, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

“Show the world what electric vehicles can do” is the challenge that has been taken up by a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. They currently tour around the world with their self-built electric motors, for a total of 40.000 kilometers in only 80 days. The electric touring motorcycle, christened “STORM ...read more


The Internet of Things at IBM World of Watson

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 19, 2016 | Events

2016 has been a fast-moving year in the Internet of Things space. We have seen major announcements from all the major IoT players, fascinating implementations, and the development of emerging IoT technologies like cognitive computing. It’s been a big year for IBM Watson IoT as we have made great strides rolling out new capabilities to ...read more


Around the world in 80 days – by Storm Wave electric motorcycle

Written by Gino Knubben | October 18, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

 “Show the world what electric vehicles can do”.  This is the challenge a team of 23 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have taken up. They are currently touring around the world with their self-built electric motorcycle. The trip will cover 40,000 kilometers in only 80 days. The team named their electric touring motorcycle ...read more


Unlocking the value of the Internet of Things with cloud

Written by Andrew Lee | October 18, 2016 | Blog, Platform

In talking with IBM clients who are using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance their operations, two themes seem to arise repeatedly: the cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Although most companies are leveraging the cloud in some way, businesses are struggling to understand precisely how the cloud and IoT intersect, and the value of combining ...read more