September 2016

Blockchain means big changes for IoT: Are you ready?

Written by Karen Lewis | February 9, 2017 | Blog

What is blockchain? Blockchain is a technology for a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes. A blockchain has two main concepts. A business network, where members exchange items of value through a ledger, which each member possesses and whose content is always in sync with the ...read more


Level up your IoT game with new skills and competencies

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

Many organizations see the need for IoT, but they haven’t yet worked out exactly what it means for their industry and for their company in particular. Organizations worry that IoT will be a really disruptive technology which will allow their competitor’s to get to market first, taking out a whole market sector which had previously ...read more


Full marks for The Developer’s Guide to the IoT

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

As the very first commercial curriculum partner for Coursera (the world largest MOOC), IBM Watson IoT needed to adhere to the same rigorous university standards for delivering challenging and instructional education content for IoT application developers. “The hands-on labs and exercises inspired me to try out other examples / ideas to further extend my IoT ...read more


Discover new Watson IoT Platform recipes

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

Check out these new recipes for Watson IoT Platform. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be a recipe to spark your interest. After you try them out, let us know how you used the recipes in the comments fields below. Recipe: Using Node-RED on Docker with weather APIs Recipe: Trying out ...read more


New Watson IoT Platform enhancements for the developer

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

Take advantage of new enhancements available in the Watson IoT Platform. In this article, Neil Postlethwaite takes you through each enhancement, providing links, recipes and even a simulation tool. Have a read of https://developer.ibm.com/iotplatform/2016/09/06/platform-updates-summer2016/ and let us know what you think below. ...read more


Olli: Artificial Intelligence for the real world, in record time

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Automotive

Moving fast with Olli. From concept, to prototype, through design, out into the market, and taking orders for sales of vehicles – all in less than three months. That’s what disruptive technology is about. Olli is built by Local Motors, the start-up famous for creating the first 3D printed car. However, the brains for Olli ...read more


Deliver the right data to the cloud for deeper analysis with new edge analytics

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Blog

The Watson IoT Platform Analytics team has been hard at work on a new feature enabling analytics at the edge of the network. We announced the forthcoming capabilities back in June with Cisco and several of our joint beta customers. Edge analytics are now live in the Watson IoT Platform service, allowing you to configure ...read more


Now you can always take the weather with you

Written by Karen Lewis | September 5, 2016 | Charity and development, Environment

The Weather Company, an IBM business are leveraging one of the largest Internet of Things (IoT) platforms in the world to provide critical weather data to millions of people in currently underserved areas. With severe weather statistically occurring more frequently, governments and businesses are seeking supplemental weather data to better prepare for impending disasters. in ...read more


Meet Cognitive Candy creator, Igor Ramos

Written by Karen Lewis | September 2, 2016 | Interview

Cognitive Candy is an internet connected candy dispensing machine that uses Watson IoT Lab Dashboard, Blockchain and IoT Real-Time Insights, and is built on Raspberry Pi. Candy gives away treats to people if she “feels” like doing so. If you want to receive candy, all you have to do is engage her in a friendly ...read more


Meet ecosystem builder and master connector of silicon to the cloud, Dave Locke

Written by Karen Lewis | September 2, 2016 | Interview

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave Locke in the IBM Hursley Innovation Center.  Dave Locke is one of the master ecosystem builders – working in the IBM Watson IoT Business Unit.  Dave’s main day job is helping to build out the Watson IoT ecosystem of partners – which includes companies ...read more


IBM and AT&T partner to help developers build IoT solutions

Written by Karen Lewis | September 2, 2016 | Blog

Learn how IBM and AT&T are partnering to empower IoT developers. IoT has opened up a world of possibilities, yet such technology has also created a wide array of challenges for businesses. Learn how IBM and AT&T can help you gain insights and improve productivity. Read how AT&T are bring new enhancements to the Watson ...read more


Meet Master Inventor & IoT Evangelist, Andy Stanford-Clark

Written by Karen Lewis | September 1, 2016 | Interview

We sat down to chat with Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM Distinguished Engineer for the Internet of Things. Andy is also one of IBM’s Master Inventors – which means, among other things, he invents lots of cool things and gets lots of patents. Andy’s current role is Distinguished Engineer for IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform, which means he ...read more