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The forecast for scheduling is about to get brighter

Written by Brendan Crotty | October 18, 2016 | Blog, Buildings, Cities

IBM has launched Maximo Scheduler Plus, an advanced work management solution that gives businesses the tools they need to manage both their field workforce and complex projects like shutdowns, outages and turnarounds. Scheduler Plus can help you optimize work schedules using real-time weather forecast data, letting you schedule maintenance and service workers more efficiently. Schedulers ...read more


AutoMOBILE – the future data-defined mobility experience

Written by Sebastian Wedeniwski | October 14, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

The connected car is transforming from a hardware-defined vehicle to a data-defined mobility experience, inside a contextual space that can be personalized and is capable to learn. But what exactly is a data-defined vehicle and how will we start designing this? Today, vehicles are about, physical appearance, physical engine design, and physical performance, manage and ...read more


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 3, 2016 | Aerospace, Blog, Manufacturing...

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the ...read more


IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 3, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply ...read more


Keeping it clean: IoT enabled chore cheats

Written by Jen Clark | September 29, 2016 | Blog, Home

Personally, I’m a little over-the-top about cleaning. Over-flowing laundry baskets and grimy counters bug the hell out of me and spending time cleaning is a chore. But whether you’re a clean freak or would prefer to avoid the loathsome task altogether, here are a few IoT-enabled cheats to make life a little easier. The smart ...read more


Moving to a new world of cognitive manufacturing systems

Written by Karen Lewis | September 27, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing...

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 ...read more


Conquering the growing complexity of lease accounting standards

Written by Scott Potter | September 20, 2016 | Blog, Buildings

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 ...read more


No really, what is the Internet of Things?

Written by Anthony Behan | September 20, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more


Observations from ThingMonk: people making IoT platforms

Written by Zach Jory | September 13, 2016 | Blog, Platform

I’m writing from ThingMonk and I can’t do any better than the summary on their event page “the developer conference for people making IoT platforms. We bring together technologists and designers building core infrastructure for IoT for 2 days of awesome, unique talks on topics including bots, industrial automation/industry 4.0, machine learning, time series data, ...read more


‘Home James’ – talking about self-driving vehicles at Upshift 2016

Written by Scott Stockwell | August 19, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

What’s the future of mobility? How soon will we see self-driving cars? With ever increasing numbers of us living in cities, will we be able to get around or will we be trapped in perpetual gridlock?  These are some of the thorny topics that AutoBlog wrestles with and on 6 October in Detroit, Michigan, they’re ...read more


Analytics and cognitive are improving asset reliability

Written by Dan Bigos | August 10, 2016 | Factories, Manufacturing

In the previous blog we focused on capabilities and benefits available to manufacturing organizations via the combination of the IoT and analytic technologies – each fundamental components of cognitive manufacturing. Intelligent, instrumented, connected equipment now enables lines of business closely associated with manufacturing processes to gain a far more detailed and accurate understanding of equipment ...read more


Dogstar: the world’s first dog emotion sensor

Written by Liza Cooper | August 10, 2016 | Home

I am willing to bet that you, or someone you know, uses a wearable device. I am also willing to claim that your dog does not have his or her own wearable. Yet. Meet Dogstar. Dogstar was born at Cornell University, during their Startup Studio, a program that encourages students to flex their entrepreneurial muscles. ...read more