manufacturing

5 genius demonstrations from the Genius of Things Boston

Written by Laura Langendorf | October 9, 2017 | Events

While the Genius of Things event in Boston is over, I’m still pondering. There are so many interesting ways that our customers are using Watson IoT to change the way we live and work. In addition to the great speakers, there were also some very impressive technology demonstrations that our partners and colleagues brought to the event. ...read more


Best-in-class manufacturers usher in the fourth Industrial Revolution

Written by Sapna Nauhria | September 25, 2017 | Manufacturing

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) into the manufacturing world has ushered in the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. Not surprisingly, this era will be unlike any that has come before it. It will introduce systems and machines that can communicate with each other, and use artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive ...read more


Optimize equipment reliability by listening to your data

Written by Greg Milwid | September 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

The world is more connected than ever before. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, manufacturers are collecting large amounts of data from their machines but do not know how to optimize it. It’s as if their machines are speaking on mute. They have so much to say but we simply cannot hear them. To help ...read more


IoT is changing the way manufacturing organizations create value

Written by Chris O'Connor | September 1, 2017 | Manufacturing

IoT for manufacturing can help transform your business by applying industry-leading analytic and cognitive capabilities. This can help quality, operations, warranty and maintenance personnel obtain greater value from production assets and processes. To capture the potential of the cognitive manufacturing transformation, we focus on three key pillars of manufacturing that drive the highest improvement. 1. ...read more


4 ways to prepare for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Written by Sarah Dudley | August 4, 2017 | Asset Management, Manufacturing

You’ve very likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact it is having, and will continue to have, on businesses and consumers alike. According to Gartner, 8.4 billion connected devices will be in use in 2017, up 31% from 2016. This number is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020 and includes devices such ...read more


Cognitive inspection: IBM Visual Insights

Written by Jen Clark | July 4, 2017 | Manufacturing

The adoption of automation and IoT technologies within the manufacturing industry has led to speedier production, better asset management and significantly reduced downtime. But inspection processes, which are often fully manual and reliant on staff availability and expertise, can cause something of a bottleneck. Cognitive capabilities can help reduce inspection time and improve consistency in ...read more


IBM and Cisco: Understanding critical data on the network edge

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 28, 2017 | Business

Last year, IBM and Cisco announced a global collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things insight at the edge of the network. Together, we are enabling businesses and organizations in remote and autonomous locations to tap into the combined power of IBM’s Watson IoT Cloud and business analytics technologies and Cisco’s edge and fog capabilities to more deeply understand ...read more


Top market pressures driving manufacturers to the IoT

Written by Sarah Dudley | June 14, 2017 | Manufacturing

There are pressures in every industry to move towards new technologies that enable increased efficiency and cost savings. It is no different in manufacturing. Manufacturers are historically risk-averse, which makes it more challenging to convince them of the need to take the leap into the era of cognitive manufacturing fueled by the Internet of Things ...read more


Rethinking manufacturing in the digital age

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 14, 2017 | Manufacturing

The digital age has brought with it a new way of thinking about manufacturing and operations. Labor rate changes in emerging economies, coupled with challenges associated with logistics and energy costs, are influencing global production and associated distribution decisions. Significant advances in technology, including big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, robotics and additive ...read more


Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Written by Matthew Mikell | June 8, 2017 | Automotive, Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin...

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately ...read more


Digital Twin: why business needs an operations revolution

Written by Matthew Mikell | May 17, 2017 | Digital Twin, Manufacturing

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 ...read more


Cognitive computing: Hello Watson on the shop floor

Written by Thorsten Schroeer | May 9, 2017 | Manufacturing

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 ...read more