IoT

By Dibbe Edwards on February 1, 2018

Connecting hardware and software lifecycles to build the Internet of Things

Traditional software development practices and tools can’t scale up to support the accelerated delivery cycles and iterations of products designed for the Internet of Things. You need modern tools and practices designed for the IoT to succeed. In the past, traditional development methodologies were waterfall and led in one direction: from design to deployment, with […]

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By Steve Shoaf on January 30, 2018

Connected product engineering: what’s really needed for IoT product development?

We are bombarded by news about the IoT and how it will change our lives—and, how product makers will need to change to keep up. But what does that really mean for product design and engineering processes? More connectivity means more complexity in the form of increased dependencies (or interdependencies) in product designs, which leads […]

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By Laura Langendorf on January 8, 2018

5 smart reasons to find us at CES

What better way to start of 2018 than with this year’s CES. For the past 50 years, it’s been a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. This year, major expectations center around smart cars and (our favorite) the Internet of Things. Of note is the keynote by Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who will share Ford’s […]

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By Matthew Mikell and Jen Clark on January 4, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Digital Twin?

Ready to start the New Year off with one of the most interesting IoT trends for 2018? Then welcome to the cheat sheet series: your no-jargon guide to all things IoT. In this installment, subject matter expert Matthew Mikell gives us the low down on digital twin. Digital twin: the background When we design machines […]

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By Jen Clark on January 3, 2018

Keeping it green: IoT for sustainable retail

Stuck for a New Year’s resolution? Shopping more sustainably might be a good one. Especially if you’re suffering pangs of guilt following a Christmas plastic binge (think Christmas cracker toys and disposable cutlery, for instance.) Sustainable retail means many things, from opting for responsibly farmed produce, to keeping an eye on your carbon footprint. And retailers […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 2, 2018

Part 1 Developing IoT-enabled autos: a tsunami of change

Welcome to 2018! This year will see a continuation of the far-reaching transition that’s underway in the world of complex product engineering. To get you up to “speed” on IoT-enabled autos, I’ve written a four-part series. I’ll highlight the ways that automotive product engineering must adapt to new methodologies if they want to stay competitive […]

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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 14th December

Welcome to this week’s IoT round-up. Today, the FCC will vote whether to scrap net neutrality, a move that would have far-reaching consequences. On the lighter side, there’s a new robot-written Harry Potter chapter, courtesy of Botnik Studios, and researchers from the University of California are trying to give machines an imagination. Read on for […]

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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

Cheat sheet: What has blockchain to do with the IoT?

Welcome to this week’s cheat sheet, your guide to the murky mysteries of IoT-related technologies. Our last installment explored the basics of blockchain: a digital ledger where transactions and contracts can be securely recorded and distributed. But what has blockchain to do with the IoT, and how does one help the other? Let’s find out. […]

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By Chris O'Connor on December 14, 2017

Top 5 IoT trends transforming business in 2018

What a year! 2017 brought us transformation and excitement in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. It’s been a true transformation. We’ve seen almost every industry invest in IoT, and leading industries are quickly moving to implement IoT solutions that drive the bottom line. Consumer products, like wearables and connected electronics, are certainly a large […]

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By Jen Clark on December 12, 2017

Christmas stocking fillers for Santa. Love, Watson IoT

Santa has a tough job. He’s got to find out who’s naughty and who’s nice, manufacture enough gifts to keep everyone happy, and work out which toy to give which child. Then, of course, there’s all that travelling on Christmas Eve. Feeling guilty that I still get a Christmas stocking even though I’m far too […]

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By Laura Langendorf on December 4, 2017

National Cookie Day, the IoT way

As if we needed another excuse to indulge during the holidays … Happy National Cookie Day! It’s the 30th anniversary of this delicious event, designed to get us baking, sharing and eating. And we do love our cookies; each year, we spend more than $550 million  … on just Oreos! Bitesized cookie history Before we […]

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By Karen Lewis on November 30, 2017

How to build a better bed: IoT and AI at the zoo

What do queues, zoos, and machine learning have in common? Watson IoT, of course! Marwell Zoo is building better beds for their animals with IoT and machine learning. Using Watson IoT Platform, the park’s keepers are working in tandem with IBM, designing a better way to reduce energy consumption. All while creating a more comfortable […]

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