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By Franklin Morris on December 5, 2016

How weather impacts field workforce management

The effect of weather on business can’t be overstated. Weather has a $500B impact on the U.S. economy alone – accounting for nearly 80% of all electric grid disruptions and 70% of all flight delays. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, severe weather leads to production delays, higher operating costs and temporary […]

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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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By Karen Lewis on September 5, 2016

Now you can always take the weather with you

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 […]

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By Angela Huang on August 31, 2016

Watson IoT and the environment: A connected world. A sustainable planet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the approach to a sustainable environment. It is reducing carbon footprints and pollution; enabling us to do more with fewer resources; improving food security; mitigating the adverse impacts of weather and climate change, and changing our behavior based on what our environment and connected world is telling us. […]

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By Jim Crosskey on August 22, 2016

You can’t control the weather, but you can control how it impacts your business

Weather affects your businesses in a number of ways that normally fly under the radar, including its impact on the assets you manage. Take the example of a single rail car. It may be designed to operate in conditions under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The likelihood of failure increases depending on how many days it has […]

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