continuous engineering

Developers, what happens when you design for “system of systems”?

Written by Laura Langendorf | May 3, 2018 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

How many of us grasp just how connected we’re becoming? The concept of the “connected world” has enormous – and transformational – implications. Because not only are individual things becoming more connected, each “thing” is of often part of a larger system: a system of systems (SoS). Narrowing it down, how many of you engineers, ...read more


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 ...read more


Connected product engineering: what’s really needed for IoT product development?

Written by Steve Shoaf | January 30, 2018 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

We are bombarded by news about the IoT and how it will change our lives—and, how product makers will need to change to keep up. But what does that really mean for product design and engineering processes? More connectivity means more complexity in the form of increased dependencies (or interdependencies) in product designs, which leads ...read more


Part 2: Speeding to SAFe and developing IoT-enabled autos: a tsunami of change

Written by Kal Gyimesi | January 3, 2018 | Automotive, Blog

Welcome back! Today is part 2 of my series highlighting the ways that  product engineering for IoT-enabled autos must adapt to new methodologies. We’ve discussed how model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is transforming product development across the automotive and virtually every industry. Today we’ll look at another big transformation: the overall speed of engineering and subsequent ...read 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 ...read more


10 Quick Quotes from the Continuous Engineering Summit

Written by Ryan Boyles | November 28, 2017 | Conferences, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

The Continuous Engineering Summit in New Orleans is a wrap! It was exciting community event focused on education and knowledge sharing. And we want to offer many thanks to the more than 400 engineering and technical professionals who joined us at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, in the heart of the French Quarter. Here ...read more


The IBM QuickBYTES interview: the Boeing Company

Written by Luc Hatlestad | November 8, 2017 | Conferences

Ahead of next week’s Watson IoT Continuous Engineering Summit 2017 (November 15-17 in New Orleans), we’re asking attendees for some thoughts about the event and the latest technology trends. What are you most looking forward to at the CE Summit this year? My favorite part of the event is always the Voice sessions, where I ...read more


What “software everywhere” means for IoT product development

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 20, 2017 | Business, Connected Software, Continuous Engineering...

The connected world of today means that software is everywhere. Your home, your car, your workplace — anywhere you go, software is running in the background. It’s all powered by trillions of lines of code and complex systems. Think about this: a high-end car has more lines of code than an F-35 Fighter Jet…100 million! ...read more


Welcome to the Watson IoT Academy

Written by Jen Clark | August 1, 2017 | Asset Management, Buildings, Continuous Engineering...

Supercharge your cognitive understanding with the Watson IoT Academy – a free-to-use online hub offering hundreds of courses that range from the fundamentals of IoT to understanding its complexities in greater depth. Why learn about IoT and IBM’s Watson IoT offerings? Cognitive computing represents a new era of computing, radically different from conventional programmable systems. Where older ...read more


Digital twin: Delivering places and spaces

Written by Matthew Mikell | July 31, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin

Digital twin capability, more known for industrial use, is making inroads into physical places and spaces.  As more companies aim to build ‘digital-first’, or retro-fit existing infrastructure with sensors, we’re starting to see amazing stories of what’s possible in homes, offices, and leisure environments when you apply digital twin technologies.  The impacts on how we ...read more


Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Written by Matthew Mikell | June 8, 2017 | Automotive, Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin...

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately ...read more


How to optimize product design for IoT

Written by Steve Shoaf | March 14, 2017 | Blog, Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

Back in the 80’s when computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) was in its early stages, a favorite topic of mine was around the idea of push-button product design optimization. Not the more esoteric mode of delivering the ‘best’ design, but actual product shape driven by the physics of the product in use. The idea ...read more