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By Zach Jory on March 18, 2017

Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this […]

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By Jiani Zhang on March 17, 2017

Cognitive manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Talk to any manufacturing executive and odds are they have heard of Industry 4.0. Originally coined in Germany through a technology project to computerize manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has now launched into a worldwide initiative to transform this sector. Japan and China have even coined their own ‘Industrial Value Chain Initiative’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ […]

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By Karen Lewis on February 27, 2017

Capitalizing on disruption on the road to transformation

The communications industry is in the throes of a digital shake up, as over the top (OTT) digital giants and new start-ups upset the status quo. Offering new communication options and, in some cases, alternative access technologies, these digital invaders are shifting the competitive landscape, capturing revenues and hitting margins. What are the threats and […]

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By Chris O'Connor on February 10, 2017

What blockchain means for you, and the Internet of Things

Why is everyone so interested in blockchain, and what does that interest mean for the Internet of Things? Blockchain is beginning to play a major part in the Internet of Things by enhancing security, enabling inclusion of low-value devices to be increasingly viable and making managing a device easier for decades to come. Blockchain builds […]

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By Harriet Green on February 1, 2017

Managing transformation in the automotive industry: Watson is here to help

Today Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, joined CAR-Symposium in Bochum, Germany to share exciting updates on IBM’s work with the automotive industry. You can watch it here, or read Harriet’s summary blog below. The changing market of automotive The car industry is changing, and very dramatically. The way cars […]

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By Chris O'Connor on December 8, 2016

Driving exceptional outcomes with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is transforming how we work and live in more ways than many of us could have imagined. Connecting things with unique IP addresses has been possible for over a decade, but the commoditization of sensors and processors and emerging technologies that further enable IoT possibilities are making it viable to move […]

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By Jiani Zhang on December 7, 2016

Achieving digital transformation in manufacturing is a team sport

Bridge the physical-digital divide with IoT services and solutions The explosion in connected devices and platforms, abundance of data from field devices and rapidly changing technology landscape has made it imperative for companies to quickly adapt their products and services and move from physical world to a digital world. Companies will need to leverage Internet […]

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By Matt Bellias on December 7, 2016

4 ways IoT will transform energy and utilities companies operations

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams, and aging distribution infrastructure is cutting into profit margins. As a result, utility companies are trying to extract as much value as possible from […]

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By Ian Gass on July 4, 2016

Introduction to Blockchain

Blockchain technologies have the potential to radically alter the way that data of value (e.g. assets, money, certificates, important records, etc.) are recorded and transacted.  They hold the potential to create peer-to-peer networks where these data records are trusted despite the lack of a centralised coordinator. Establishing trust and transparency For those completely new to […]

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By Bret Greenstein on June 29, 2016

Building blocks for transformation

If you saw Eric-Jan Kaak at the CeBIT conference in Hannover, Germany you would have seen a man playing with LEGO® wearing a big smile and a suit in a room full of enthusiastic geeks and technologists. The toy building blocks are a part of the IcoSense showcase, not just because they are playful and […]

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By Chris O'Connor on June 3, 2016

Cisco and IBM: What’s possible in IoT

Today, in a typical industrial deployment, only 1% of IoT data is actually analyzed. This is because of legacy processes and drawbacks in current IoT platforms that make it too expensive and slow to analyze the other 99% of data Let’s take a look at a typical oil platform to understand why most data goes […]

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By Scott Stockwell on May 4, 2016

Revolutionary or Evolutionary: Are you set to realise the potential of IoT?

A recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the part that the Internet of Things (IoT) plays in ‘The Hyperconnected Economy’, got me thinking about large scale opportunity and what’s needed to realise it. A few years ago I worked in a company preparing to IPO. To help us prepare, the company ran a […]

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