buildings

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


An inside look at how IBM is using IoT in its buildings across the globe

Written by John DeMarco | February 9, 2017 | Article, Buildings, Case Study

Retail chains, universities, hoteliers – they all have complex real estate portfolios that they must manage, as well as multiple buildings across which they must provide a consistent occupant experience. When we talk to companies like retail chains, universities and hoteliers about how to take an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to real estate and ...read more


HARMAN upgrades the hotel experience at CES 2017

Written by Victoria McClellan | January 9, 2017 | Buildings, Conferences

Bringing a Personal Concierge to your Hotel Experience with HARMAN As the leader in providing sound and lighting equipment around the world, HARMAN is innovating in the tourism industry with the help of IBM’s Watson. Like the personal room assistant for Thomas Jefferson Hospital, HARMAN and JBL are bringing this experience to the hotel industry. ...read more


Top innovations in buildings for 2016

Written by Matt Bellias | January 4, 2017 | Buildings

At IBM, we’ve spent a good part of 2016 talking about how the Internet of Things is disrupting the buildings industry. We’ve shared stories throughout the year of how major companies in the industry are using IoT in novel ways – firms such as Siemens Buildings Technologies, KONE, ISS, and many others. And we’ve hosted ...read more


8 sensors to help you create a smart home

Written by Tamara Kulesa | December 15, 2016 | Home

Don’t let your wallet leak money when your home leaks water. Did you know that property damage, including theft accounts for 97.3% of home insurance claims? Property damage can disrupt your life through the forces of fire and lightning, wind and hail, or extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, or it can be water ...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


Creating a new market with the help of IBM Watson IoT Platform

Written by Karen Lewis | August 31, 2016 | Blog, Buildings

A discussion with James McKenzie, CEO of PhotonStar Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting represent the largest energy costs for businesses and prime targets for suppliers of Smart Building systems. Vendors claim that understanding detailed energy usage patterns and being able to control and manage consumption based on that information will deliver results to the ...read more


Tapping the IoT to get the greatest value from your assets

Written by Chris O'Connor | August 31, 2016 | Blog, Buildings, Factories...

For enterprises, each asset is part of a complex, dependent ecosystem. Hidden dependencies across assets pose serious threats to reliability. Given budget limitations, resources need to be prioritized based upon the most business-critical assets and a complete understanding of risk. One of the great advantages of tapping into Internet of Things is it can enable ...read more


IoT ruins movies: The Dark Knight Rises

Written by Victoria McClellan | August 19, 2016 | Buildings

Setting the scene Working with Watson IoT, everything starts to change. We talk about it all the time; IoT has an impact on everything from buildings to cars to the weather. As I have spent more time digging around to understand the revolution of IoT, I have seen that it has changed the way I ...read more


IoT and the environment: A greener world

Written by Liza Cooper | August 3, 2016 | Environment

The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for the future of businesses, environments, and lives. One of the many impacts of the Internet of Things is the increased understanding of energy needs and consumptions. Through smart-architecture, building designers and tenants can understand how people interact with their physical spaces. IoT technology gives ...read more


Understanding asset health with Maximo

Written by Pete Karns | July 26, 2016 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities, Factories...

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look ...read more


Putting the human touch into buildings

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 30, 2016 | Buildings, Case Study

The Internet of Things is going to transform how we work and live in more ways than many of us can imagine. Rapid advances in technology such as cognitive analytics, pervasive connectivity and embedded sensors are transforming every part of business. This transformation is leading to improved operations and lower costs, and engaging and personalized ...read more