Internet of Things (IoT)

The Cognitive Concierge Brings Personalization to the In-Room Experience

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve no doubt found yourself standing in a hotel room desperately searching for light switches, setting the thermostat, locating the TV remote and more. It’s all part of a quest set up the room to your unique specifications and, more often than not, it’s far more complicated than you’d like. […]

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Building Loyalty Through IoT

We are just six weeks into the New Year and one thing has become crystal clear — businesses have made IoT a top priority for 2017. According to new research from Gartner, there will be 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020. But the impetus behind these investments isn’t solely about creating the next ground-breaking, life-altering […]

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How Visa Embraced IoT to Advance Commerce

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and drive a more connected world, it is changing the way we live, shop and pay by moving data and the point-of-sale to wherever the consumer wants it to be. Visa’s new global collaboration with IBM is designed to bring the point-of-sale everywhere by allowing businesses […]

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How Cognitive & IoT are Transforming Businesses Large and Small

In what seems like the blink of an eye, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from an idea to a reality and its impact is being felt everywhere. Every day I am steeped in discussions about the transformative impact of the dynamic duo of IoT and cognitive technologies. These innovations extend all the way […]

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Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal

By Arvind Krishna Over the past two decades, the Internet, cloud computing and related technologies have revolutionized many aspects of business and society. These advances have made individuals and organizations more productive, and they have enriched many people’s lives. Yet the basic mechanics of how people and organizations forge agreements with one another and execute […]

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Making the Internet of Things Ready for Business

By Pat Toole In the next few years, hundreds of billions of objects will be connected to the world’s information technology systems via the Internet of Things. That includes everything from the sensors on electricity grids and factory equipment to the fitness monitors we wear on our wrists and food items in the grocery store. […]

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