Open Standards vs. Proprietary: Are Open Standards Really the Wave of the Future for IoT?

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Image: Tashatuvango In a recent IoT Business News article Allan Woolhouse presents a strong case for open connectivity standards for IoT, starting with a no-nonsense look at the practical drivers that define the strength of an IoT Connectivity Standard, including: Capacity Quality of service Range Reliability Battery life Security Interoperability Cost Proprietary vs. standard Woolhouse, […]

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Open Standards and Collaborative Security Focus on Resiliency and Governance

Posted on December 7th, 2016

Image: fotoinfot Olaf Kolkman, open standards advocate and CTO of the Internet Society (ISOC) (an affirming partner of the OpenStand Principles) has long been focused on the need for collaborative security. This last summer, Kolkman gave the keynote address for the 27th Annual FIRST Conference on the topic of: “Collaborative Security – Reflections about Security and the Open […]

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Recap of the IETF Meeting in Berlin

Posted on November 30th, 2016

Image: Toria A Recap of IETF 96 The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting, hosted in July 2016, concluded with a wealth of discussion and activity aimed at furthering the goal of improving Internet efficiency by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use and manage the Internet. Attendance at IETF 96 […]

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Forbes Council Discusses the Differences Between Open vs Closed Standards

Posted on November 9th, 2016

Image: Rawpixel A recent article in Forbes magazine asked nine technology and members of Forbes Technology Council their thoughts on regarding the issue of open versus proprietary standards in developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT). In various posts on this blog, we have highlighted the differences between technical specifications and standards, and have […]

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We Can’t Build the IoT Without Open Standards

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

Image: Rupert Ganzer In previous posts, we’ve discussed at length the need for open standards as a development framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) – and we’re not the only source to repeat this call. “It’s time to say it loud and clear: we won’t build the Internet of Things without open standards.” A recent […]

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World Standards Day 2016 Theme is “Standards Build Trust”

Posted on October 26th, 2016

World Standards Day, held on October 14th each year, honors the collaborative efforts of the global network of experts working to develop voluntary technical agreements published as international standards. These experts belong to Open Stand Partner organizations such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and  International Organization […]

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Upcoming Workshop: Web and Virtual Reality October 19-20 in CA

Posted on October 13th, 2016

Image: Matej Kastelic Later this month, W3C is hosting a one-of-a-kind event to examine the intersection of Web and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. The Web & Virtual Reality Workshop, held October 19-20 in Mountain View, CA, will bring together practitioners of both technologies, allowing an opportunity for discussion and sharing of experiences to improve the […]

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