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Mars, the Earth, and Your Car: IoT at Genius of Things, Boston

Written by Michelle Barbee-Vargas | October 17, 2017 | Conferences

Michelle Barbee-Vargas, Global Client Reference Manager for IBM Watson Internet of Things, gives us her impressions of the Genius of Things event in Boston earlier this month. “This is a Connected World” – Deon Newman, IBM I arrived in Boston fresh off the train from my small town early Wednesday morning excited to hear about ...read more


IoT ruins movies: Arrival

Written by Jen Clark | April 13, 2017 | Blog

Setting the scene: Arrival and the concept of communication Arrival is a fascinating film, not least from the perspective of the Internet of Things. It’s all about communication and connection (a very IoT concept) – and not just communication with alien visitors. Equally important is the way that human beings of different nationalities and with ...read more


Spring clean your data

Written by Hannah Merry | March 10, 2017 | Blog

Seasonal cues are a great way to promote good behaviour. When spring comes, for example, we clean our homes and put our material world to rights ready for a fresh start. But what about non-material things? Shouldn’t we spring clean those too? As times change, and the importance of materialistic items is overtaken by the valuable insights ...read more


IoT ruins movies: Speed

Written by Jen Clark | September 19, 2016 | Automotive, Blog

Setting the scene So I have to admit – yesterday, the most I knew about 1994 action thriller ‘Speed’ was that Family Guy’s Peter Griffin thought the movie’s title was “The bus that couldn’t slow down.” So seeing the film today was an unexpected treat. The film: ‘Speed’ Released in 1994, Speed was a surprise hit, ...read more


Team up and connect: an IoT soccer project for good causes

Written by Ryan Boyles | August 11, 2016 | Sport and fitness

Analysts project that by 2025, data from connected devices will yield insights driving potential economic value of as much as $11 trillion*. Yes. TRILLION. Dollars. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still lofty. How do connected devices improve the lives of individuals and society to equate to such a large dollar value? ...read more


Knightscope: robotic police

Written by Kamron Nafarieh | August 10, 2016 | Robotics, Security

Robotics is a diverse and far reaching industry. In  the digital age, we are just beginning to understand where robotics can have an impact. Enter Knightscope, a crime fighting robot. Crime rates in the United States have fluctuated greatly over the years. After the second World War, crime rates increased in the U.S. and continued ...read more


Cognitive Systems to manage the food-water-energy nexus

Written by Vincent Lonij | August 3, 2016 | Environment, Platform

In 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the brewery in Dublin, Ireland that would become famous around the world. He agreed to pay £45 each year for this lease. Today, we would be less than 3 percent into the term of that lease which looks like a pretty bold and visionary move. ...read more


Cognitive computing and the future of smart buildings

Written by Deon Newman | June 21, 2016 | Buildings

These are exciting times. The Internet of Things is changing the landscape of businesses and our experience as humans. It seems everything that touches us is changing, reforming, and changing more. Connectedness has broken down the silos of our life and is revealing possibilities for previously unimagined greatness. What is making IoT the hottest phenomenon ...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


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


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


The Internet of Things in the Cognitive Era: Realizing the future and full potential of connected devices

Written by Lynne Slowey | April 17, 2016 | White Paper

IoT devices will become the largest single source of data, with over 90% going unused. IBM has pioneered work in the Internet of Things for over a decade, focusing on cognitive computing solutions so that all IoT data can drive delivery, efficiency, and performance for our clients. This whitepaper from Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM ...read more