The Internet of Things meets the Enterprise

There will be one trillion connected devices by 2015, many of which will be instrumented with real-time capabilities to respond quickly and accurately to the environment. Here you'll find the latest on how technology is being leveraged drive efficiency and improve the end-user experience.


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Smart Systems: Using Data to Find New Space in an Old World
The water system that serves the U.S. capital city of Washington,  D.C. dates back to the nation’s civil war. Just think - in the time of  Lincoln people dug into the ground with hand-made shovels to lay a water  system.
Today, that 19th century water system for the District of Columbia is now arguably one of the smartest in the world.
Why? Those water pipes are now fitted with sensors that analyze data on valves, storm drains, service vehicles and truck routes.
read the full story:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2011/02/finding-new-space.php

Smart Systems: Using Data to Find New Space in an Old World

The water system that serves the U.S. capital city of Washington, D.C. dates back to the nation’s civil war. Just think - in the time of Lincoln people dug into the ground with hand-made shovels to lay a water system.

Today, that 19th century water system for the District of Columbia is now arguably one of the smartest in the world.

Why? Those water pipes are now fitted with sensors that analyze data on valves, storm drains, service vehicles and truck routes.

read the full story:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2011/02/finding-new-space.php

Our Office Buildings Are Talking To Us; Time To Start Listening

By Dave Bartlett

At a recent staff meeting, a CFO asked his team why some buildings the company owned were more cost effective, with lower energy bills, than others. His employees started to throw out recommendations of how to address the high-cost buildings, including consolidating their workforce or simply rebuilding. The CFO’s attention was caught, however, by the response of a younger staff member, “If we want to understand the root cause….why don’t we start by asking the buildings?”

http://blogs.forbes.com/ericsavitz/2011/02/25/our-office-buildings-are-talking-to-us-time-to-start-listening/


IBM Makes Corpus Christi a Smarter City

A worker at the Cape Fear Public Utlity Authority in North Carolina inspects a nano filtraton system.
IBM is working with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) of Wilmington, N.C. to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its water and sewage systems using location-based intelligence to improve service for its 67,000 customers.

A worker at the Cape Fear Public Utlity Authority in North Carolina inspects a nano filtraton system.

IBM is working with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) of Wilmington, N.C. to improve the efficiency and sustainability of its water and sewage systems using location-based intelligence to improve service for its 67,000 customers.

"In the U.S., buildings account for 40 percent of our total energy use, and up to which 50 percent is wasted. By 2025, buildings worldwide will become the top consumers of energy.” Dave Bartlett, IBM VP of Smarter Buildings
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/guest-column-the-path-to-smarter-buildings/