Twinning: How Digital Twins Are Used to Solve Problems

by Pete Wassell | December 19, 2018 | Uncategorized

In April 1970, after the explosion of one of its oxygen tanks, the nation was glued to the television watching the disaster of the Apollo 13 mission unfold. To fix the broken component, the engineers modeled a solution on the ground using only the physical components that the astronauts in the distressed capsule had available.

The Five Layers of the IoT Cake

by Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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

Building a World-Class Team Means Making the World Your Talent Pool

by Pete Wassell | November 13, 2018 | IoT

I have always loved emerging technologies and its potential to fundamentally change the world we live in. That is why I was so excited to join Augmate to harness the power of IoT, Blockchain and AI and play a part in empowering the next digital revolution. As the world’s leading device management solution for wearable

So you want to work in IoT?

by Pete Wassell | 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 Pete Wassell | 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