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IoT: What’s the Forecast


 For whatever reason the tech world seems to like using weather metaphors to describe various levels of computing: cloud, fog, and mist being the most common. Visibility seems to be the best way to describe these, and yet somehow, it’s still not very clear what the differences are. Then, of course, we have the Internet of … Continued

The Collision of OT and IT and the Rise of the Machines


In engineering school in the late 80’s, I was required to take drafting class my freshman year – “rotate that pencil to make consistent lines.”  By my senior year, the university purchased something mind blowing – it was CAD/CAM.  This attests to my experience and unfortunately my age, but it was the disruption caused by the digitization of the engineering process … Continued

We’re Big Fans of Node-RED


During a recent trip to NodeJS Interactive in Vancouver last October, Zach (Chief Product Officer) and Eli (Principal Engineer) spoke to multiple people who suggested they look into Node-RED, especially since they built an IoT database.  The guys came back home, did some quick research, thought “this looks pretty cool,” then threw it on the backlog…where it sat for a while. Whoops.  In the last few months we … Continued

The Intelligent Edge, Make Your Data Smarter


 Organizations around the world are investing enormous amounts of resources in pushing computing to edge devices.   There are use cases across most industries like self driving cars, smart grids, healthcare, and many more.   These solutions are beginning to take on similar architectural patterns as they evolve from concept to reality.    Most architectures … Continued

CES 2019: What Happens if it’s Offline?


Zachary and I had the pleasure of attending #CES2019 in Las Vegas.  We saw a lot of really incredible things from Flying Vehicles, to Haptic VR suits combined with human gerbil like balls, and every imaginable type of AI, 3D printer, image recognition software, and smart home device – like a cocktail maker and smart diaper.   After … Continued

2019 Predictions, A Look Ahead


Happy New Year! With 2019 full of possibilities ahead, we wanted to share our thoughts on where we see Technology moving in the upcoming year.   Smarter Edge The edge has been limited in functionality and performance mainly due to limited resources on each device.  Sure, most devices are significantly more powerful than the machines that got us to the moon, … Continued

IoT: In the Cloud and on the Edge


 The Internet of Things (IoT) is inherently edge biased. The “things” are all devices out in the world, not encased in a high-tech data center. Naturally, we expect initial data collection to take place on these devices, but what happens after that? Where does the data go? How is it processed? Is the data processed? Is any value derived … Continued