October 2016

By Karen Lewis on February 9, 2017

Are you IoT secure?

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 21, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 17, 2016

Fantastic news for Open Source and IoT fans

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 […]

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By Dave Locke on October 17, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 12, 2016

Connect 30 IoT devices in 30 days? Now you can

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on October 10, 2016

Good things come in threes with Watson IoT and Avnet

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, […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 5, 2016

How Watson IoT may transform your next hospital stay

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 […]

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By Bret Greenstein on October 3, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

How to monitor sentiment analysis in your IoT apps

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

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

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 […]

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By Karen Lewis on September 30, 2016

Building intelligent weather stations with Bluemix

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 […]

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