Can You Hear Me Now?

Written by Gayle Wooster

We’re all used to seeing the Wi-Fi signal status bars on our mobile phones to the left of our carrier names. The shaded five dots or ascending blocks are what we look for just after the person we’re talking to breaks up and we move closer to the window asking, “Can you hear me now?” … Continued

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Customers Chart a Path to More Ohm Applications

Written by Gayle Wooster

It’s no secret that businesses thrive when they are built with their customers in mind. And businesses spend a great deal of time, money and effort in researching strategies to make that a reality. We are always looking at patterns in the market, product research, competitor analysis, etc., to determine whether our approach is paying … Continued

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Event season in full swing

Written by Brian Seitz

This is always an active time of year for industry events, and 2018 is no different. Buddy team members have spanned the globe, participating in events focused on schools, sustainability, IoT and more. It’s great to demonstrate the impact and application Buddy Ohm can have in wide variety of building and facility types. Most recently … Continued

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Smart Cities: A real-world application for IoT

Written by Gayle Wooster

The Buddy Round Table Series: Smart Cities, A real-world application for IoT. In this inaugural interactive round table session, Buddy invited four forward-looking individuals involved in Smart City initiatives to discuss IoT challenges and trends as it relates to smart buildings and smart cities around the world. No sales pitches here. Just thought-provoking, highly-participatory conversations … Continued

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Nothing Beats a Follow-On Order

Written by David McLauchlan

Nothing screams “satisfaction” like a follow up order from an existing customer. Here at Buddy we’ve seen a recent trend in site augmentation with some of our installed base customers expanding the breadth of the energy/utility resources they are tracking. This uptick tells us that our customers are getting value from the data they are … Continued

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Changes on the Buddy Board of Directors

Written by David McLauchlan

Today, we announced via the ASX that Ananda Kathiravelu, a member of Buddy’s Board of Directors since the company listed on the ASX nearly two and a half years ago, has tendered his resignation from the Board and decided to apply his focus and energies to new business activities. While I’m very sorry to see … Continued

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Smart Buildings – Smart Cities

Written by Adam Schultz

Smart Buildings are key to Smart Cities. This OpEd was published in the Australian New Zealand Property Journal, December 2017. Within the technology context, the concept of a ‘Smart City’ has been gathering pace over the last 10 years. Whilst there’s no single accepted definition, a Smart City refers to the use of technology, sensors, … Continued

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Annual General Meeting – 2017

Written by Beth Worrall

Buddy Platform conducted it’s Annual General Meeting on 30th November 2017, hosted by CEO David McLauchlan and Company Secretary Stuart Usher. Over 20 shareholders attended the event in Buddy’s Adelaide’s office with many more joining online. A full video of the AGM is included here. With the required formalities out of the way, Dave McLauchlan … Continued

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Teamwork is the recipe for success!

Written by Beth Worrall

With team members scattered across Australia and the US, we’re prolific users of collaboration technology and video teleconferencing to break down these geographical barriers. Last week provided us with a rare and fantastic opportunity to physically bring many of our people to Adelaide for a three-day planning and strategy event. As a relatively new person … Continued

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Buddy joins Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand as Innovation Partner

Written by Beth Worrall

We are thrilled to be joining the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand! The announcement has coincided with Buddy’s participation in this week’s Future Street exhibition, which is a smart and sustainable city installation in Sydney’s Circular Quay, which has been supported by the Smart Cities Council, the Internet of Things Alliance and the Australian … Continued

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The importance of open data in buildings

Written by Brian Seitz

The drive for open data sets in smart cities is really starting to gain steam, as individuals and organizations worldwide look for correlations between traffic, weather, lighting, air quality, crime, affordable housing and more. Open building data in that context should be regarded as one of the most critical pieces to the sustainable, smart city … Continued

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Collaboration, integration and interoperability key to smart cities

Written by Adam Schultz

Long the responsibility of State Governments, the Australian Federal Government has been considering what central role they might play in the development of cities. As the country struggles with population growth, economic transition and climate change, the solutions offered by IoT technologies, smart and connected cities and infrastructure is of increasing national interest. At a … Continued

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Strength in diversity

Written by Robin Giese

The technology industry is a wonderful industry to be a part of, offering opportunities to work and travel all over the world. As technology professionals, we benefit and grow from a highly diverse workforce. Throughout my career, one of the most positive experiences I have had is in the running of diverse and inclusive teams, … Continued

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Smart city is the answer, but what is the question? Please vote to see Buddy Platform present at next year’s SXSW!

Written by Beth Worrall

Buddy Platform CEO Dave McLauchlan has joined forces with City of Adelaide CIO Peter Auhl to submit a panel idea to next year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Panel ideas are now open to the public for voting, so please cast your vote here. SXSW is a unique series of festivals focused on … Continued

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