Watson IoT

The true value of Enterprise Asset Management

Written by Franklin Morris | April 26, 2017 | Asset Management

Organizations today are using IoT to boost operational performance, enhance customer experience, lead industry transformation, advance environmental sustainability and scale institutional expertise. Asset-intensive companies must constantly track, assess and manage the reliability of a wide range of physical, technological and human assets, but doing so at an enterprise level is a complex undertaking. Challenges include: ...read more

InterConnect keynote: Harriet Green

Written by Harriet Green | March 20, 2017 | Blog

When hype gave way to reality When I first started running the IoT business for IBM, I spent a lot of time promoting the technology itself; persuading people of the potential of IoT with impressive statistics: 20 billion connected devices by 2020; $11 trillion in economic value by 2025. But I don’t do any of ...read more

Realize the potential of data in the cognitive era with Watson IoT

Written by Sayyidul Arafat | March 8, 2017 | Blog

From the time we wake up in the morning, until the time we return to bed, and everything we do in between, there are sources of data. It can be drawn from every action, interaction, the things we use, see and experience. Inter-connecting these sources of data is the ‘Internet of Things’. However, just inter-connecting ...read more

MIT & Watson: hacking assistive technology for #AccessibleOlli

Written by Bambi Grundwerg | March 7, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

It’s a frigid Saturday morning and I’m on my way to attend the Assistive Technology Hackathon at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. I knew that one of the hack challenges presented by IBM Research and IBM technology partner Local Motors was designed to address difficulties that the blind and visually impaired face on urban transportation, ...read more

The genius of things: Bluemix and the Internet of Things

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | February 21, 2017 | Blog

In December 2015 the potential of the Internet of Things had to be sold – nobody was really asking for it. Just over a year later, IBM have a shiny new IoT headquarters in Munich.  I was invited to the Genius of Things Summit as a Futurist by Watson IoT and WIRED Insider. Familiar brands ...read more

IBM and Vodafone: collaborating to address real-world issues

Written by Karen Lewis | February 21, 2017 | Blog

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have announced they are collaborating with IBM to launch a series of new industry solutions. The solutions use IoT technologies to help clients make smarter, data-driven business decisions. Here is a quick sample of some of them: Mobile Asset Optimization: designed to help managed supply chains Global ...read more

CapGemini, Tech Mahindra, BNP Paribas and Avnet sign up to join IBM in their Watson IoT Center

Written by Lynne Slowey | February 16, 2017 | Blog

IBM have officially opened the doors to the Watson IoT Center in Munich, announcing a range of partners signed up to join them in the new building. The new $200 million global headquarters for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany will host a range of partners. They are all signed up to join the ‘collaboratory’ where ...read more

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

2016 International Maintenance Conference: assessing new technology

Written by Dan Bigos | December 16, 2016 | Conferences

Here’s to millions of reliability experts worldwide, applying years of practical experience, ever-improving technologies, and timely turn of the wrench to keep vital equipment and infrastructure operational. Without their sustained efforts interruption, not continuity, would be the norm for myriad quotidian activities. A elite subset of this global clan are gathering once again at the ...read more

How to control a lot of IoT devices – remotely

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | November 15, 2016 | Blog

“Are you not IoT weary?” I asked the other people hoping to get into the hands-on workshop. This was the last morning of the five-day World of Watson conference. I thought there might be IoT overdose. I didn’t think there would be a queue for the “Introduction to IoT – Build Your Own Basic IoT ...read more

IoT edge analytics is transforming manufacturing

Written by Ron Wallace | November 3, 2016 | Manufacturing

In manufacturing the Internet of Things (IoT) is not an entirely new concept. Most production facilities have had process control systems, SCADA data and historians for decades. However, with the advent of Industry 4.0 and advances in IoT, the next wave of productivity is coming. In fact, according to a McKinsey report, IoT has the ...read more

How can the IoT use blockchain?

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 24, 2016 | Blog, Events

What is blockchain? Blockchain is a shared ledger technology where any party in the business network can see THE system of record, the ledger. With traditional contracts, each party has their own systems of record and shares selected pieces of information with each other. This can be inefficient, expensive and leave them vulnerable. This has ...read more