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Building utilization made easier with IoT

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | August 18, 2017 | Buildings

How much of the space in your buildings is properly utilized? A study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) found that commercial real estate in the US accounts for 12 billion square feet of covered area, but only 67 percent is utilized. How can this be improved? Reasons for building under-utilization When ...read more


The checklist: prepare for sweeping lease accounting standards changes

Written by Bruce D Baron | July 13, 2017 | Buildings

No matter what your business is – family-run or million-dollar enterprise – every industry in the world has the potential to be disrupted by the new lease accounting standards. The global FASB deadline requires public and private companies to adopt the massive changes by 2019 and 2020, with IASB compliance by 2019, and many are ...read more


Increase office space efficiency with IoT

Written by Sarah Dudley | May 19, 2017 | Buildings

Did you know that it costs between $4,000 – $14,000 per year for a workspace for one employee? For a small company of only 100 workers, you’re looking at over a million dollars. For companies with employees in the thousands or hundreds of thousands, that number quickly turns into hundreds of millions, if not billions. ...read more


Check in to new cognitive hotel rooms and check out connected experiences

Written by Scott Stockwell | April 19, 2017 | Buildings, News / Press release

Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did you remember what time the restaurant opened for breakfast? Were you able to work the thermostat for the air conditioning? And after that long-haul flight when you woke up at silly o’clock, did you struggle to find the switch for the bedside lamp and turn ...read more


Developers come together to make IoT ideas a reality

Written by Chris O'Connor | April 5, 2017 | Buildings

Picture a resident living in a modern apartment complex. This complex rises to 100 floors and you are given key card access to all the facilities including parking and unlocking your front door. The moment you enter the complex, after swiping your card at the gate, the connected building knows that you are headed to ...read more


InterConnect: The intelligent workplace of the future

Written by Scott Stockwell | March 22, 2017 | Conferences

IBM’s Brian Dalgetty, Offering Executive for Watson IoT welcomed Brett Lancaster, Ricoh’s Global Sales Director for Managed Information Services and Harman International’s Kevin Hague, VP Technology Strategy to join him on the stage. The panel came together to discuss the intelligent workplace of the future, how intelligent agents can help us do our work better, ...read more


It’s easy to take Watson IoT home

Written by Karen Lewis | March 22, 2017 | Buildings

Are you interacting with your home as a person? By 2022, 500 smart devices will be present in a typical family home. [1] Interacting with a machine can be very human and personal. When you interact with a smart home, you are interacting with something that can detect your moods, is capable of looking out ...read more


Siemens: Enhancing building performance and sustainability with IoT

Written by Matt Bellias | March 16, 2017 | Buildings

At a session in the Cognitive Building Forum, Peter Halliday, the Head of Building Performance and Sustainability at Siemens Building Technologies, shared his perspectives on the role the Internet of Things plays in building performance and sustainability. The explosion of data and devices that are available today provides a massive opportunity to incorporate IoT into ...read more


KONE discusses the elevation of IoT and cognitive buildings

Written by Matt Bellias | March 15, 2017 | Buildings

At our recent Genius of Things event in Munich, we talked extensively about buildings and our partnership with KONE to apply IoT technologies to elevators and escalators.  To sum up, KONE is using IBM’s Watson IoT platform to connect, remotely monitor and optimize millions of elevators, escalators, doors and turnstiles in buildings and cities worldwide. ...read more


Why retailers should be tickled pink about going green

Written by Jacqi Levy | March 10, 2017 | Retail

Like it or not, sustainability is a priority for today’s consumers.  Almost 75% of all Millennials and Gen Zers are willing to pay more for sustainable products, according to survey data from Nielsen. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking that sustainability is only important to those aged 35 and under.  50% of Baby Boomers ...read more


Cognitive computing and the Internet of Things

Written by Hannah Merry | March 6, 2017 | Blog

The Internet of Things is going to help shape the future of many organisations over the next few years. IoT and cognitive capabilities can help dramatically reduce efficiency costs, leapfrog competition, and improve business models. When you combine data collected through IoT and cognitive computing, the impact on organizations will be tremendous. Cognitive computing involves ...read more


Smart buildings are made, not born

Written by Jacqi Levy | February 13, 2017 | Buildings

When we think of smart buildings, we often think new. Tall, shiny skyscrapers of steel and glass. Recently constructed homes with open concept living and mid-century modern furniture. Brand new factories pushing out the hottest tech products. And in some ways, it’s true. It’s only logical that the latest technology would be first to appear ...read more