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The MicroZed Industrial IoT Starter Kit

Written by Jim Beneke | June 3, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more


3 BIG ways IoT impacts the financial management of commercial buildings

Written by Jacqi Levy | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

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 ...read more


Internet of Thinks: Munich IoT HQ

Written by John Cohn | May 17, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more


Why now is the right time to make the IoT investment

Written by Chris O'Connor | May 16, 2016 | Blog, Commentary / Opinion

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 ...read more


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

Written by Bret Greenstein | May 16, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more


IoT for the OAP: new technology for an ageing population

Written by Lynne Slowey | May 12, 2016 | Case Study, Health and medicine, Home

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 ...read more


4 BIG ways IoT impacts building management

Written by Jacqi Levy | May 10, 2016 | Buildings

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 ...read more


IoT made easy

Written by Chris O'Connor | May 9, 2016 | Blog

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. ...read more


Can the ‘new’ natural resource save the ‘old’ natural resource?

Written by Scott Stockwell | April 30, 2016 | Environment

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 ...read more


10 ways to derive value from the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | April 21, 2016 | Blog

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 ...read more


Creating innovative new business models with the Internet of Things

Written by Chris O'Connor | April 21, 2016 | Blog

As connected devices and data from them becomes the norm, enterprises are moving beyond selling connected, intelligent products and beyond selling new services – focusing on delivering compelling experiences over the life of a product. The Internet of Things is at the threshold of a tremendous opportunity. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been ...read more


Getting started with Watson IoT is as easy as Pi

Written by Bret Greenstein | April 21, 2016 | Blog

The Raspberry Pi has fueled the maker culture by offering more power than many low-end devices. With millions sold worldwide, it has become a symbol of innovation and creativity for the Internet of Things. Because many engineers begin tinkering with IoT ideas on a Raspberry Pi, IBM has committed to the Pi ecosystem to deliver ...read more