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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Buddy Ohm to be deployed in the Caribbean through the largest mobile operator in the region

Written by Brian Seitz

In the hospitality and tourism industry, the customer experience is paramount. When experience and atmosphere is your core product, you want to do everything you can to make it as rich and immersive as possible. Often, creating these experiences relies on lush landscapes, stunning displays and environmental comfort for guests. These lean on ample power, … Continued

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Sticking up for planet Earth

Written by Brian Seitz

As Kermit The Frog famously said, “It isn’t easy being green”, and today following the decision of the US Federal Government, we find that to be true. We are unapologetic environmental enthusiasts here at Buddy Platform, we love that we’re helping to preserve our precious resources by making cities more efficient. So, when learning today … Continued

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Kicking off the Buddy Ohm roadshow

Written by Adam Schultz

Since announcing Buddy Ohm in Sydney on March 21st, we have fielded a number of questions, and met with many prospects in the U.S., and here across Australia. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential for a complete resource monitoring system like Buddy Ohm. Our conversations with early customers only validates the real opportunity for Buddy … Continued

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IoTC discussion on smart cities

Written by Brian Seitz

  The Internet of Things Consortium recently included a short roundtable on smart cities, asking member organizations to share their thoughts on the current state, and future of smart city initiatives. Of course, Buddy Platform is right in the thick of it, building the next generation in data infrastructure that will power these projects all … Continued

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Change starts with data

Written by Tim Ritchie

Ninety seven percent of climate scientists agree that the earth has been getting warmer over the past century and that is very likely caused by human activity. Careful study of ice cores, tree rings, ocean sediments, and coral formations prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the increase in carbon dioxide is linked to … Continued

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Introducing Buddy Ohm, a complete resource monitoring system for smart cities

Written by Brian Seitz

Earlier today, the Buddy Platform team unveiled Buddy Ohm a simple, complete and low cost solution for monitoring the consumption of electricity, gas, water, steam and solar power generation, called Buddy Ohm. The new product helps accurately measure the consumption of these resources in buildings, government facilities, and public infrastructure, helping managers, occupants and citizens get … Continued

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MWC 17 is complete, here’s a quick look back

Written by Brian Seitz

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the largest and most important technology trade shows in the industry, and its scope and breadth of topics continues to grow year over year. Buddy Platform has participated in MWC for a number of years, exhibiting as part the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Choose Washington stand. We couldn’t be more proud to represent … Continued

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We’re Here to Help You Migrate to Parse on Buddy

Written by Brad Serbus

With just less than two weeks to go until Facebook’s Parse service is shut down, developers and marketing departments are urgently looking for alternative hosting options for their mobile applications. But you’re not in this alone! Buddy staff can help ease this transition with complete documentation and help-desk-level support when needed. If this is your first … Continued

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Mistakes happen: Migrate from self-hosted Parse Server to Parse on Buddy

Written by Brad Serbus

Having self-hosted Parse Server ‘buyer’s remorse’? We have found that a number of customers have gone down the path of standing up their own instance of the open-source Parse Server upon which Parse on Buddy is based. But, they’ve run into a couple of deal-breaking issues: The open-source Parse Server has a host of missing features. … Continued

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Key considerations when building Smarter Cities

Written by Tim Ritchie

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Smart City Summit in Boston. I estimate nearly 300 participants including a host of municipalities, infrastructure providers, professional services organizations, and partners like Buddy Platform were in attendance. It was very encouraging to see a number of city infrastructure Internet of Things (IoT) projects underway, not … Continued

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