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Connecting Your Workforce Securely: Highlights from EWTS

by Pete Wassell | October 25, 2018 | Speaking & Events Wearables

The Augmate team recently came back from EWTS (the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit) and it was an incredible event for us. We have participated in this show since its inception, and the event gets bigger each year. It’s clear the market is maturing. The event is high quality: from the venue to the attendees to…

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…

How IoT Changed the Auto Insurance Industry

by Augmate | October 18, 2018 | IoT

Once upon a time, large and lumbering insurance companies created financial models based on the statistical sampling of previous performance to predict future outcomes. They created risk pools based on zip codes and crime rates, gender and age. This is how the insurers established premium costs. Of all the industries that fall under the broader…

Industrial IoT/Consumer IoT: Same Dif? Not Exactly

by Augmate | October 16, 2018 | IoT

When it works like it should, the Internet of Things is widely known as a technology to make our lives easier, activities more convenient and, ultimately, to save us time. Who doesn’t appreciate having their fridge send them a grocery list, or their fit bit guilt them into one more time around the block? But…

Educate Your Customer

by Augmate | October 10, 2018 | Blockchain

One of the challenges for a company that uses blockchain as one of its core technologies is communicating what you do, and how you do it, to enterprise customers. It’s about educating them on the technology, and how it will benefit them.  We’ve talked about how blockchain education has hit university curriculum, but how does…

IoT needs Machine Learning. Our Health depends on it.

by Augmate | October 8, 2018 | IoT

Machine learning used to sound futuristic, but now it’s here as an accepted subfield of computer science and artificial intelligence. It involves the construction of systems that can analyze and learn from the data collected from the expanse of devices and sensors connected to the Internet of Things. Most excitingly, it exists now around us,…

What makes a city smart?

by Augmate | October 4, 2018 | IoT

The term smart city can be relative. For a person in a developing country, it might mean something as straightforward as a city with good infrastructure designed to function efficiently. But in the developed world, the term “smart city” conjures up the Utopian vision of a more efficient world, with 20 billion connected devices by…

Bitcoin 101? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

by Augmate | October 2, 2018 | Blockchain

As the story goes, last spring, a Cornell University computer science professor was scheduled to teach a course on blockchain technology, a 600-level advanced class intended for PhD students. Figuring that only a half dozen people would enroll in such an obscure class, he was shocked when 88 students showed up. As is obvious by…

The Joy of Smart Cooking

by Augmate | September 27, 2018 | IoT

Smart devices are all about consumer convenience. At their best, they save us time and simplify our routines. The ideal smart home is stocked with electronic products that know our preferences, anticipate our needs and even plan our grocery lists. You can install remote door locks, sensors to find your keys, and thermostats to keep…

IoT Security Legislation: How Far Does It Need to Go?

by Augmate | September 25, 2018 | IoT

In a world full of IoT devices, it seems inevitable that some form of regulation would eventually be put in place to deal with concerns around privacy and security. California, hoping to set the standard for data security, is poised to enact the first state law in the U.S. to do just that. Two bills…