Internet of Things

By Ashish Mahendra on May 22, 2017

Agricultural Internet of Things technology applications

Technological development follows no physical or invisible boundaries and expands its roots in all directions. Likewise, the Internet of Things has its applications in fields of home security, Industry (as Industrial Internet of Things) and smart cities. But technological development within the Internet of Things has even sown its seeds in the agricultural sector, leading to the Agricultural Internet of […]

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By Matthew Mikell on May 17, 2017

Digital Twin: why business needs an operations revolution

The traditional toolbox for manufacturing is about empty; there were few items designed for digital disruption and transforming operations. Considering Gartner estimates of 8.4 Billion connected ‘Things’ by 2017, traditional tools and processes won’t withstand (or understand) the volume and velocity of digital data from IoT devices. The time is right for a new set […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 15, 2017

IBM’s Harriet Green named as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017

This year sees Fast Company name IBM’s Harriet Green as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2017. From senators to creative directors, this award gives recognition to leaders who are shaping the future of business in the most creative ways. Today’s quick shifting business landscape requires experts of business, art, technology, […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 12, 2017

Cognitive solutions and surviving the crew change

Easing workforce transitions Managing human resources—the most valuable asset of all—comes with its own special set of challenges and solutions. Long-term employees, for example, are continually edging toward retirement, which can mean a loss of knowledge and skills—and the expense of training new employees. This transition from an aging workforce to a younger workforce—often referred […]

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By Scott Stukel on May 10, 2017

How to get meaningful insight from your assets

How many of you have uprooted your organization and implemented an expensive Asset Management software package, trained hundreds of users? You constantly feed data to the system, like a zookeeper feeding a hungry lion, only to realize you are not getting anything actionable out of it? In my career of nearly 28 years in the […]

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By Hamsa Srinivasan on May 9, 2017

Building utilization made easier with IoT

How much of the space in your buildings is properly utilized? A study conducted by the IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) found that commercial real estate in the US accounts for 12 billion square feet of covered area, but only 67 percent is utilized. How can this be improved? Reasons for building under-utilization When […]

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By Thorsten Schroeer on May 9, 2017

Cognitive computing: Hello Watson on the shop floor

Cognitive systems are fundamentally different Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. Rather than being explicitly programmed, they learn and reason from their interactions with us and from their experiences with their environment. They are made possible by advances in a number of scientific fields […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 4, 2017

How the IoT will change manufacturing operations

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the landscape of how businesses gather and analyze data across nearly every industry and sector, including manufacturing. IoT for manufacturing can harness the data from machines and equipment to transform the processes and systems of the modern factory environment. By denying or ignoring the transformation that the IoT […]

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By Sarah Dudley on May 4, 2017

Which asset maintenance strategy should you be using?

Maintaining machines and equipment at optimal performance levels can be a constant battle. With a plethora of different strategies to address up keep of your critical assets, it can be daunting to determine which is most cost-effective and successful in the long run.  Should you follow a pre-determined  schedule? Should you wait until there is […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 3, 2017

Digital transformation and the adoption of cognitive manufacturing

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality. Adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According to […]

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By Hannah Merry on May 3, 2017

Population increase and the smart city

There are many factors which cause the global population to fluctuate, with the post world-war II baby boom causing the most significant increase. Although population growth comes with many positive factors, such as increased numbers of workers, expansion of tax bases and increased consumer spending at local businesses, it causes huge strain on resources and […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 2, 2017

Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover […]

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