Having data versus using data from your platform

Written by Jiani Zhang | January 22, 2019 | Platform

Data is the lifeblood of the Internet of Things. However, there’s a huge difference between having data and using data. That’s why this post explores the value of smarter data. Previously, we talked about the fundamentals of data management. Analytics is the next step in the journey. Not too long ago, IoT meant “connect things more

The evolution of the Watson IoT Platform: three key things you should know

Written by Matthew Mikell | October 1, 2018 | Blockchain, Platform

Thinking intelligently about the business of ‘things’ means you’re balancing short-term success with long-term strategy; you don’t want to compromise. Businesses often make the mistake of acquiring a mix of point solutions only to find themselves with multiple siloes from multiple vendors that limit interoperability, security and scale. IBM’s next evolution of the Watson IoT Platform helps you succeed by more

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

Written by Karen Lewis | November 30, 2017 | Blog

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 more

A very personalized Halloween

Written by Jen Clark | October 31, 2017 | Blog

Over the past few years, tech tinkerers have raised many a shudder with home-made connected devices designed to spook unwary visitors. You can create a connected pumpkin patch with little more than an Arduino and some motion sensors, if you know what you’re doing. And thanks to the rise of home automation devices, even relative technophobes can more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 12th October 2017

Written by Jen Clark | October 12, 2017 | Blog

Welcome to the weekly IoT round-up! This week, we get a sneak peek at the new Star Wars VR experience (coming soon to Disney Parks), and there’s good news for autonomous vehicles as California DMV rules to allow testing of driverless vehicles. Read on for the latest. Science and Star Wars: real-world droids IBM’s thought more

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 5th October 2017

Written by Jen Clark | October 5, 2017 | Blog

This week, the announcements came thick and fast from Google and Amazon. Google Clips and a talking fish that can connect to Alexa make headlines, Snap is launching an augmented reality art platform, and at IBM we’ve been busy at the Genius of Things event in Boston. Read on for the latest news from the more

IoT ruins movies: Bridesmaids

Written by Jen Clark | August 8, 2017 | Blog

Setting the scene: Bridesmaids, food safety and the IoT I’m going to cheat a little on this post, by ruining just one scene from this fabulous film. Most of the dramas we encounter along the way stem from protagonist Annie’s need for a big inner tidy, and far-reaching though it is, the IoT isn’t the more

What can you do with your buildings? 5 key articles have the answer

Written by Jen Clark | July 27, 2017 | Buildings

What if a building could tell you how much energy it’s using? Or where there’s a leak in the heating system? Or how many people are in the space at any given time? It would be much easier to prevent wasted energy, or avoid costly maintenance by fixing problems as they emerge. Five key articles more

IoT ruins movies: Single White Female

Written by Jen Clark | April 6, 2017 | Blog

Setting the scene There’s nothing like a tale of stolen identity, sex and murder to spice up an otherwise ordinary Tuesday morning. Today, the IoT will get its clutches into Single White Female – a psychological thriller guaranteed to put you off roommates for life. We’ll investigate how blockchain and the smart home could have more

Fitly’s SmartPlate takes cognitive to heart with Watson IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Health and medicine, Sport and fitness

Fitly is a two-time Digital Health award winner with a proven track record for vetted technological innovation. Backed by medical, research, and financial institutions in the U.S. such as Penn Medicine, University City Science Center, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Fitly is creating a new category in healthcare aptly called “Culinary Medicine.” Fitly was first more

IoT for water utilities

Written by Matt Bellias | January 9, 2017 | Energy and Utilities, Environment

It’s often said that water is the world’s most valuable commodity, but in many Western countries water has been so cheap and accessible that many people don’t even think about its cost. But with rapid urbanization – nearly 70% of the world’s population lives in cities – it is estimated that almost half of the more

Making sense of sensors and IoT

Written by Lynne Slowey | January 7, 2017 | Blog

This years’ CES is all about connectivity. It’s sensors, sensors, and more sensors. But has the tech industry lost its common sense when it comes to sensors and IoT? Strolling the through Tech West, just one of CES’s massive floor shows in Las Vegas this week, I was overwhelmed by the amount of smart technology more