connected buildings

IoT ruins movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

Written by Jen Clark | December 5, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

‘Tis the season to be sickly, so I spent Friday afternoon watching The Thomas Crown Affair through a haze of phlegm and self-pity. The 1999 one, not the 1968 one. Yes, it still counts as work. And the reason is that, fortunately, this Pierce Brosnan-y classic is terrific fodder for IoT ruination. Below, we delve ...read more


Ingenious moments at Dubai’s Genius of Things summit

Written by Jen Clark and Asma Shabab | October 24, 2017 | Conferences, Events

On October 10, IBM Middle East hosted its 13th signature event: ‘The IBM Cognitive Summit: Genius of Things’ at the J.W. Marriot Marquis in Dubai. This was the latest event in the global roadshow that kicked off with the opening of the Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich earlier this year, and has brought the ...read more


How IoT, drones and automation can improve occupancy services

Written by Bruce D Baron | August 16, 2017 | Buildings

Automated solutions are poised to dominate smart building technology growth on a global scale. A smart building is comprised of a number of systems and sensors that include automated infrastructure management systems, security monitoring and sensors, and in-building wireless systems. As urban planners and facilities managers work to meet the demands of an increasing population, ...read more


The TRIRIGA round-up: leveraging analytics and TRIRIGA

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

IoT data from sensors, devices and equipment in your buildings can help you unlock new insights for better decision making. Now you can improve facility operations while lowering costs. Explore a range of real estate strategies to match your facilities portfolios and make faster, more informed decisions. Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool ...read more


IoT (doesn’t) ruin movies: Passengers

Written by Hannah Merry | May 26, 2017 | Blog

For many of my adolescent years I wanted to be an astrophysicist. I took a huge interest in space, the stars, solar systems and everything which came with it. Watching Passengers was everything I hoped for, it has is everything I think of when I imagine futuristic space travel. Slick, seamless interior with efficient connected ...read more


Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue

Written by Jayant Hardikar and | May 19, 2017 | Buildings

IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and environment. With the explosion of sensors, sensor data, innovative ideas of how to harness all the data and vendors who are implementing solutions, there is a real danger of causing data fatigue for the organizations using ...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


IoT ruins movies: The Goonies

Written by Jen Clark | March 9, 2017 | Blog

I recently watched The Goonies, having been forced into it by more than one ardent fan’s effusive reminiscence of happy childhood viewing. For those who haven’t had the pleasure, The Goonies is supposedly an adventure film about a gang of Enid Blyton-esque pre-teens who go on a quest for undiscovered treasure. What it actually is ...read more


An enterprise scale IoT Platform: Watson

Written by Karen Lewis | February 21, 2017 | Platform

Digital transformation is a journey When you embark on using IoT, you embark on a journey of transformation. The fusion of the physical world and the digital world gives us all the chance to bring inanimate objects to life – connecting them to each other, to other things, to ourselves – in order to gain ...read more


Munich Genius of Things: Connected workplaces and buildings

Written by Sanjay Brahmawar | February 16, 2017 | Buildings

Data analytics applied to connected workplaces and buildings can help occupants discover new insights into how to reduce energy wastage, create a more efficient space and promote easier collaboration between the people inside. Why buildings matter We are not using buildings as efficiently as we might, which is important considering we spend 90% of our ...read more


Look who’s talking: KONE makes elevator services truly intelligent with Watson IoT

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Buildings

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has signed an agreement with IBM which will transform KONE’s operations and technology capabilities around the world. KONE’s newly launched 24/7 Connected services use the Watson IoT Platform to bring intelligent services to elevators and escalators. By connecting their elevators to the cloud, by listening ...read more


Whitepaper commentary: Embracing the IoT in the new era of cognitive buildings

Written by Jen Clark | October 28, 2016 | Buildings

A new Whitepaper has found that IoT-enabled buildings can contribute to new levels of productivity, increased environmental efficiency and improved well-being for those who live or work in them. The integration of IoT devices, cognitive platforms and Artificial Intelligence means the way is paved for innovative new services for engaging with building users, cutting costs ...read more