Energy and Utilities

By Rebekah Eggers on January 17, 2019

Top 5 reasons to visit IBM at DistribuTECH 2019

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 […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on December 15, 2017

How to avoid asset meltdown in nuclear power plants

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 […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 30, 2017

Energy providers: connecting for operational efficiencies

“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 […]

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By Chris O'Connor on November 7, 2017

Transforming E&U operations with IoT

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 […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on September 19, 2017

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

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 […]

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By Bruce D Baron on August 16, 2017

How IoT, drones and automation can improve occupancy services

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, […]

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By Niklaus Waser on June 26, 2017

EEBUS: A new open standard for the Internet of Things

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 […]

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By Phillip Tracy on April 19, 2017

The top 5 industrial IoT use cases

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 […]

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By Sanjay Brahmawar on February 16, 2017

Munich Genius of Things: Connected workplaces and 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 […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 7, 2016

4 ways IoT will transform energy and utilities companies operations

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 […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 1, 2016

3 ways IoT will change smart meters for 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 […]

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By Matt Bellias on November 17, 2016

What is Field Workforce Management (FWM)?

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 […]

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