October 2016

Are you IoT secure?

Written by Karen Lewis | February 9, 2017 | Security

Enhanced security features in Watson IoT Platform In a study of more than 528 IoT developers (conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project), nearly half the respondents cited security as a primary concern, followed by interoperability and performance. [1] Operational security is top of ...read more

Where’s my stuff? How location and IoT play well together

Written by Karen Lewis | October 21, 2016 | Article

Ever wondered how to track small, high-value devices where there might be varying strengths of Wi-Fi, GPS, and cell tower signal? At its heart, the core value from IoT stems from data. A lot of people refer to data as the new gold but the reality is it’s the new oil. When oil comes out ...read more

10 things to enable the makers: October 2016 round-up

Written by Karen Lewis | October 17, 2016 | Top 10

Here are ten cool things makers can do, try, buy, and attend to quickly and easily create and deploy IoT apps with Bluemix and Watson IoT Platform. 1. Element14 launches Raspberry Pi charged IoT Learner Kit element14 is now shipping the first IoT Learner Kit developed in collaboration with IBM. The kit provides an end-to-end learning ...read more

Fantastic news for Open Source and IoT fans

Written by Karen Lewis | October 17, 2016 | Article

Node-RED visual programming for the Internet of Things (IoT) is now a JS Foundation Project An open Internet of Things industry is critical. Providing application developers with the right tools is essential, and expanding those tools to work with every IoT device, gateway, network, database, and cloud is how we will all accelerate growth of ...read more

The anatomy of an IoT solution: Oil, data and the humble washing machine

Written by Dave Locke and Karen Lewis | October 17, 2016 | Home

A lot of people think about data as the new gold, but a better analogy is data is the new oil. When oil comes out of the ground it is raw, it has intrinsic value but until that oil is refined into petrol and diesel, its true value is not gained. Data from sensors is ...read more

Connect 30 IoT devices in 30 days? Now you can

Written by Karen Lewis | October 12, 2016 | Interview

Overcome your IoT implementation speed bumps with a Connect & Visualize Approach. Persistent Systems is a product engineering services company that has been in business for 25 years. Last week I sat down with Persistent Systems to gain some insight into some of the trends they’ve seen in enterprise IoT implementations, and to learn more ...read more

Good things come in threes with Watson IoT and Avnet

Written by Karen Lewis | October 10, 2016 | Blog

The connection of the physical and digital worlds makes it easier to innovate around new products, services and processes, as well as keep up with competitors. Inexpensive sensors, ease of connectivity, and ubiquitous storage and processing power are fueling a connected world. But to take advantage, organizations must quickly and continuously refine their business models, ...read more

How Watson IoT may transform your next hospital stay

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 5, 2016 | Blog, Health and medicine, News / Press release

My last visit to a hospital was to see a friend who was recovering from surgery. At the time, I was filled with relief that she was doing well, and it didn’t even occur to me that my work at IBM could one day make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their loved ...read more

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Watson IoT!

Written by Bret Greenstein | October 3, 2016 | Aerospace, Blog, Manufacturing...

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have lift off. Watson IoT now has a bird’s eye view of the world thanks to a partnership we unveiled today with Aerialtronics.  Aerialtronics designs unmanned aircraft systems or what we like to call drones. These are not the toys you see kids using on their front lawns or at the ...read more

How to monitor sentiment analysis in your IoT apps

Written by Karen Lewis | September 30, 2016 | Article

The analysis of human data is becoming pervasive in technology solutions. Using sentiment analysis – which is a sub-discipline of text analytics – offers organizations and individuals another dimension in understanding of unstructured data sets like Twitter and social feeds. When combined with real time reporting, sentiment analysis can provide valuable contextual insight enabling more ...read more

The Internet of Grapes: How IoT and weather come together to support the global food system

Written by Karen Lewis | September 30, 2016 | Blog, Environment

Have you ever thought about the ordeal a bunch of grapes goes through before it lands in your basket? Irrespective of the crop, growers across the world have struggled to manage the consumption of inputs such as water and unpredictability of weather, making agriculture a high-risk business. Increasing threats about food security due to increasing ...read more

Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

Written by Karen Lewis | September 30, 2016 | Blog, Environment

The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry. But for individual developers wanting to get current weather conditions using Node-RED and Weather Data for IBM Bluemix service, there are several recipes available to help you take the plunge. If you are interested in building ...read more