connected products

What we THINK about: the definition of “Internet of Things”

Written by Steve Shoaf | February 26, 2018 | Blog, Events

Not long ago, I was reading an opinion from an industry insider that suggested that “Internet of Things” should be renamed. My immediate reaction was why?  Doesn’t everyone already know what it is? Maybe they don’t. Maybe it’s like the early days of the internet. We all thought we knew what it meant: a network more

How AT&T migrated 40,000 users to IBM’s IoT solutions

Written by Luc Hatlestad | December 10, 2017 | Asset Management, Blog, Conferences...

Any telecom provider must always try to avoid network downtime. But to stay competitive these companies also must constantly upgrade their software and systems. So when AT&T decided to migrate more than 40,000 users to comprehensive IBM IoT solutions—to support internal software development and replace its existing disparate solutions—the company knew it was facing a more

Will designing for planned obsolescence make businesses irrelevant?

Written by Luc Hatlestad | November 27, 2017 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Requirements Management...

For some time now, product manufacturers have been creating their wares with a mission, in part, of planned obsolescence. Whether it’s a household appliance, a cell phone, a TV, or a laptop, consumers have gotten accustomed to buying the latest model every several years, using it to a point of failure, and discarding it in more

Connected products: development for the IoT age

Written by Dibbe Edwards | January 12, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Platform, Systems Engineering

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. There is huge potential; Gartner forecasts 21 billion connected things by 20201. McKinsey Global Institute has estimated that “the IoT has a total potential economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11 trillion a year by 2025”2. We see a lot of learning, playing and experimentation around how to more