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 more

IoT for Insurance: Tech savvy homeowners disconnected from insurers

Written by Matthew Mikell | November 15, 2017 | Blog, Home

What do home buyers understand that their insurance companies don’t? Most Americans have begun investing in forms of ‘smart’ technology for their homes. A recent poll from HIS Markit found that last year 80 million smart home devices were delivered worldwide with an additional 130 million smart home devices expected to be shipped this year. more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 27th July 2017

Written by Jen Clark | July 27, 2017 | Blog

This week in the connected world: Disney tracks movie audience’s enjoyment with a new facial recognition system, Apple and Cochlear develop the first iPhone hearing implant and Google announces a new studio aimed at getting machine learning startups off the ground. Read on for the latest. Google introduces Launchpad Studio for AI startups Another week, more

IoT: Reducing the effect of weather on industries

Written by Hannah Merry | March 28, 2017 | Environment

The weather has a direct, daily impact on us as it affects what we wear, our mood and the industries we work for. The Weather Company estimated that it’s the largest external factor affecting business performance, leading to $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone. The Internet of Things (IoT) can help improve our understanding of more

How low-code platforms help underwriters tap the value of cognitive services

Written by Christopher Ricci | November 30, 2016 | Case Study

The Mendix team was really excited to sponsor and attend IBM World of Watson for the first time in October 2016. We met a lot of great people and learned a lot about the future of Watson and cognitive computing.  In particular, Mendix was there to help organizations understand how low-code platforms can speed up more

Hurricane Matthew: can IoT help safeguard us in crisis?

Written by Jen Clark | October 14, 2016 | Environment

The U.S. is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, which for two weeks has swept destructive hurricane-force winds along the Florida coast, pushing north to Georgia and the Carolinas. A Reuters report estimates that nearly 900 people have died in Haiti, with 17 killed in the U.S., due to a devastating combination of rainfall more

How the IoT is impacting insurance

Written by Brian Massey | June 27, 2016 | Commentary / Opinion, Health and medicine, Infographic

Some say change and disruption is coming in insurance, but in reality it is already here. In his blog post ‘IoT for Insurance: Delivering proactive protection for the connected consumer‘ Brian Massey, IBM Watson IoT Offering manager, explains the prospect with Internet of Things for insurers to change how it’s done. Beyond the 360 degree view more