Innovations and research challenges in IoT

Written by Jen Clark | May 3, 2017 | Commentary / Opinion

At IBM’s InterConnect event in March this year, Gabi Zodik, Director, IoT and Mobile Platforms gave a presentation entitled ‘IBM Research: IoT 2020 & Beyond.’ He was exploring what the future holds for the IoT, based on the research that IBM and our partners are undertaking together. I’m here to take a look some of ...read more

IoT is reshaping the electronics industry

Written by Pete Karns | March 15, 2017 | Blog

The enterprise technology market changes at near light speed these days, yet in the Internet of Things market, it seems to be changing even faster and in the electronics industry, possibly the fastest. Within 10 years we’ve gone from an on premise “within my data center only” approach, to an almost fanatical allegiance to the ...read more

A guide to Edge IoT analytics

Written by Andrea Reale | February 23, 2017 | Article, Platform

Advances in embedded Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs) have given rise to many commercial devices that are powerful enough to run full-fledged operating systems and complex algorithms. The devices embed a rich set of different sensors (e.g., cameras, microphone, or GPS), integrating more than one connectivity option (e.g., WiFi, Bluetooth, or Ethernet.) The Raspbery Pi is one example, but ...read more

IBM at CES: Making the IoT secure

Written by Scott Neuman | January 10, 2017 | Blog

Observing the incredible array of offerings on display at CES last week, it was obvious to see what is quickly emerging as common thread among IoT devices – security. This is not surprising in light of the recent news reports on hacking (Russia and the DNC as well as the Mirai Botnet and Dyn). To ...read more

IoT edge analytics is transforming manufacturing

Written by Ron Wallace | November 3, 2016 | Manufacturing

In manufacturing the Internet of Things (IoT) is not an entirely new concept. Most production facilities have had process control systems, SCADA data and historians for decades. However, with the advent of Industry 4.0 and advances in IoT, the next wave of productivity is coming. In fact, according to a McKinsey report, IoT has the ...read more

IoT, Edge Analytics and Cognitive are supporting enhanced worker health and safety

Written by Ron Wallace | September 30, 2016 | Blog

If you have been following along in our manufacturing blog series, you will have seen have cognitive manufacturing transforms manufacturing in three focused ways – intelligent assets and equipment to reduce unnecessary down time, cognitive process and operations to drive quality and enhance decision making and smarter resources using data from individuals, equipment and locations ...read more

Deliver the right data to the cloud for deeper analysis with new edge analytics

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

The Watson IoT Platform Analytics team has been hard at work on a new feature enabling analytics at the edge of the network. We announced the forthcoming capabilities back in June with Cisco and several of our joint beta customers. Edge analytics are now live in the Watson IoT Platform service, allowing you to configure ...read more

Ready for the disruption from edge computing?

Written by Scott Amyx | August 29, 2016 | Blog

Technology evolves incredibly quickly—it seems that just a few years ago, companies were struggling with the idea of moving part of their operations to the cloud. Now, the cloud is seen as a primary driver of disruption in business, allowing even the smallest, leanest company to have access to incredible processing power and data insights. ...read more

How IoT analytics at the edge keeps shipping lines moving

Written by Eduardo Bustamante | August 15, 2016 | Article

At the Port of Cartagena, time is always a factor – we are operational 24 hours a day without stopping. Strategically located as an entry point to the Panama Canal, the Port of Cartagena is one of the busiest ports in the Americas, shipping goods to almost 600 ports in 136 countries and handling over ...read more

IoT analytics at the edge: transforming the energy industry

Written by Oystein Haaland | August 9, 2016 | Blog, Environment, Manufacturing

Savvy leaders already understand that the Internet of Things will radically reshape the way we do business in the years to come. But the extent of this transformation can’t be overstated. According to a McKinsey report, IoT brings with it a total potential economic impact of $3.9T to $11.1T by 2025. Nowhere will this impact ...read more

Bring the power of Watson IoT to the Edge

Written by Greg Knowles | July 12, 2016 | Platform

IBM is working with Cisco to coordinate analytics and data processing from the cloud to the edge to respond to conditions with low latency and throttle the flow to the cloud. Greg Knowles, IBM Program Director, Internet of Things Analytics, Watson IoT will be sharing the details at Cisco Live! Attend CiscoLive! to hear about ...read more

Farewell to the ‘5 Whys’

Written by Scott Stockwell | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

On Valentine’s Day 1867 a poor carpenter and his wife welcomed Sakichi to the Toyada family, little knowing he was to become the father of Japan’s industrial revolution. Amongst his many inventions, Toyoda started the Toyota Industries company and created a concept he called the ‘5 Whys’. The 5 Whys identifies a problem’s root cause ...read more