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The Five Layers of the IoT Cake

by Augmate | December 12, 2018 | IoT

You might not be able to find an IoT cake in your local bakery, but the structure of Internet of Things closely resembles some of your favorite sweet treats. IoT is the icing on top of a five-layered cake – each layer with its own technology, market segmentation and business opportunities. Each also comes with…

How to Unlock the Full Potential of IoT Devices

by Augmate | December 4, 2018 | IoT

IoT continues to expand exponentially, begging the question: how can we manage a growing web of smart devices – ensuring their health, connectivity and security? In our view, only an openstandards-based IoT device management system is powerful enough to unlock IoT’s full potential. To explain why, let’s take a look at the benefits and limitations…

Technologists Are Getting Closer to a Scalable Blockchain

by Augmate | November 29, 2018 | Blockchain

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a sentence about blockchain that doesn’t also include the word “potential.” Although blockchain inspires widespread enthusiasm, problems of scale have prohibited mass adoption to date. Research continues to overcome these obstacles, however. Let’s look at some of the existing barriers to widespread adoption, and how technologists are overcoming each. Problem:…

Introducing Our New Digital Security: $MATE

by Augmate | November 27, 2018 | IoT

November 7th marked a big milestone for Augmate, as we minted and distributed one of the world’s first digital securities, the $MATE. Our journey into the cryptoasset space has taken us on several business, regulatory and personal paths. We continue to believe in the future of an evolving technical landscape through IoT and the benefits it…

Breaking Down Edge Computing (and why IoT needs it)

by Augmate | November 20, 2018 | IoT

Edge computing will be a critical component of future IoT systems. To understand why, let’s break down what edge computing really means and the benefits it offers. What is edge computing, anyway? Edge computing involves keeping the computational data analysis in or close to an IoT device instead of moving the data up to the…

IoT Trends in 2018: Accurate or not?

by Augmate | November 15, 2018 | IoT

“It’s different to make predictions, especially about the future.” While debate rages about who’s responsible for that famous quote, every industry gets its share of predictions every year. The Internet of Things is no different. Check out the following predictions of trends that were expected to go mainstream in 2018. Now that we’re near the…

So you want to work in IoT?

by Augmate | November 5, 2018 | IoT

As technology changes, so do the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce. All the research and studies say there will billions of connected devices by 2020. It stands to reason that for these devices to work well together, someone had better be good at designing them, monitoring them, understanding the data and making sure…

Smart Data Pricing and Asking the Right Questions

by Augmate | November 1, 2018 | IoT

IoT product manufacturers face new challenges seemingly every day, as new smart devices continue to proliferate our homes and businesses. One of the more pervasive of those challenges comes when they have to set a price for the services made possible by their smart products and their built in sensors. They aren’t selling tangible products…

Your 2019 IoT, AI and Blockchain Travel Itinerary

by Augmate | October 30, 2018 | Blockchain IoT Speaking & Events

Interested in learning more about IoT, AI and blockchain, or some convergence of all three? It’s time to start planning your conference schedule for next year. Here are a few of the biggest and best coming up in 2019.   IoT EVOLUTION EXPO (THE ONLY EVENT COVERING ALL OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS) Jan. 29 –…

IoT + AI = Internet of Intelligent Things

by Augmate | October 23, 2018 | IoT

In 1991, a man by the name of Weisner described a day in the life of a person in the 21st century. At the time, it probably seemed a little far-fetched. Sarah came home feeling a little under the weather — a smart chair measured her temperature and passed a command to a kettle to boil water to temperature comfortable…