Energy and Utilities

Top 5 reasons to visit IBM at DistribuTECH 2019

Written by Rebekah Eggers | January 17, 2019 | Energy and Utilities

There is no shortage of challenges facing utilities today.  These challenges range from aging infrastructure and workforce to distributed energy resources (DER) management and control. Further, the abundance of disruptive, emerging, and innovative technologies are endless. Therein lies the challenge for operators and IT managers tasked with researching, and eventually incorporating, the right technology and ...read more


How to avoid asset meltdown in nuclear power plants

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | December 15, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

We can all imagine the complexity surrounding the workings of a nuclear power plant. Given the level of safety, reliability and regulatory requirements they face, every operation and process needs to be designed and managed with utmost care.  The same is the case with asset management. Asset management plays a critical role in the operations ...read more


Energy providers: connecting for operational efficiencies

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 30, 2017 | Blog, Energy and Utilities

“How do you reduce operational costs and increase consumer satisfaction?” asks DTE Energy’s Gary Gauthier. He posed this age-old business quandary with the authoritative tone that suggests he may already have the answer. Electricity companies, of course, can never simply starve operations. Because blackouts, angry headlines, and business disruptions would result. But DTE Energy has applied ...read more


Transforming E&U operations with IoT

Written by Chris O'Connor | November 7, 2017 | Energy and Utilities

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams. Plus an aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from ...read more


How the Internet of Things and water utility companies are making a splash

Written by Hamsa Srinivasan | September 19, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities

Imagine waking up with no running water. How would that impact your morning routine? Would you have enough bottled water on hand to get ready for work? If this lack of water lasts all day or all week, it would become truly problematic. No running water to flush the toilet. No water to brush your ...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


EEBUS: A new open standard for the Internet of Things

Written by Niklaus Waser | June 26, 2017 | Buildings

Last month, the first ever Plugfest took place on the 23rd floor of the IBM Watson Internet of Things Center in Munich – IBM’s global headquarters of its Watson IoT business unit. Using the EEBUS standard for communication between products, various manufacturers completed a test-run for digital heating systems. The EEBus Initiative e.V. is an ...read more


The top 5 industrial IoT use cases

Written by Phillip Tracy | April 19, 2017 | Asset Management

The industrial IoT has already proven its versatility with deployments going live in various enterprises, showing off dozens of different use cases. But a few key uses consistently present themselves within the same trade, and even throughout different industries. It’s important to note that Internet of Thing use cases will continue to expand in the ...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


4 ways IoT will transform energy and utilities companies operations

Written by Matt Bellias | December 7, 2016 | Blog, Energy and Utilities

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams, and aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from ...read more


3 ways IoT will change smart meters for utilities

Written by Matt Bellias | December 1, 2016 | Article, Energy and Utilities

The concept of a smart grid, and the smart meters that are used to measure it, predated the Internet of Things.  If we think about IoT as simply the networking of physical devices to allow them to exchange data, then energy & utilities companies building smart grids could be considered leaders of the early IoT ...read more


What is Field Workforce Management (FWM)?

Written by Matt Bellias | November 17, 2016 | Business

Managing field operations for asset-intensive industries is challenging – it can be complex, costly and risky. Many companies require centralized systems for managing field services, and are mandated to increase the efficiency of these operations. This pressure is driving growth in the Field Service Management (FSM) industry, which is predicted to grow to a $5.1B ...read more