Bart Schouw

Bart Schouw is IoT solutions director at Software AG. Based in the Netherlands, he has nearly 20 years of experience in IT in all areas.

Articles by Bart Schouw

Just as in the oil industry, exploitation of data comes down to how good your refinery capabilities are. Just as oil has to be refined to get valuable products out of it, such as gasoline and jet fuel, data has to be refined into insights. And, just as in the old days of the oil business, the rush is on.

Posted September 26, 2019

Becoming future-proof sounds similar to something you would need a fortune teller for. If anyone can teach me how to become a fortune teller, then I would like to sign up for that training class! But I don't believe that you have to be a fortune teller to be future-proof. Rather, it is more about acknowledging some hard facts about the pitfalls in your organization, and then trying to avoid stepping in them.

Posted May 16, 2019

Gaining greater insight into your business by learning how operations deep at the heart of the organization are really performing requires a level of analytical proficiency that (until recently) was only found in either very large or very specialized organizations. But before you get bogged down in the details, it is helpful to realize that there is a good approach to address those challenges. It is called "working backward," an approach made famous by Steve Jobs in the context of CX.

Posted March 08, 2019

The rate of speed at which technology is changing is matched only by the speed of new applications. From high-frequency trading (HFT) to the Internet of Things (IoT), sophisticated processing capabilities mean that we just keep receiving and using data faster.

Posted December 11, 2018

In my last article, I discussed how the Internet of Things market is showing early signs of maturity, but that many projects still can stumble. I identified seven "habits" that successful projects have in common, which, when used together, are powerful enough to set your IoT project on the right path.

Posted September 27, 2018

In the past few years, IoT has been greatly overhyped; hence, many IoT vendors had to convince the market of their pedigrees by touting use cases and customer success stories. In reality, IoT was only getting traction in very few markets—manufacturing being one—with the rest trailing behind.

Posted May 11, 2018

In the IoT world, devices are moving from smart to intelligent due to the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, this is now hindered due to the natural limitations of the cloud. In order to progress, devices need lower latency, a higher level of independence, and better connectivity.

Posted March 26, 2018

A lot has been written about why IoT is going to be absolutely essential to your company. If you are convinced as to the why but wonder about the how, pay attention. Based on all the lessons learned from my engagements around the globe, I am going to tell you how. It basically comes down to three basic phases: preparation, the "real stuff," and embedding it in the organization.

Posted January 08, 2018

While Vic Damone and Jane Powell wanted their eggs with a kiss in the 1950s musical Rich, Young and Pretty, in the near future, your kitchen might well know exactly how you want them thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Posted September 20, 2017

With the furor over fake news, where the truth is massaged for commercial or political gain, the focus has gone off fake data—which can have a lot more perilous consequences.

Posted May 15, 2017