Internet Engineering Task Force Hearkens Orwellian Themes in RFC 1984

Posted on June 29th, 2016

Image: IETF In the fall of last year, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), an Affirming Partner of the OpenStand Principles, invited responses and input regarding a best practices model called RFC 1984. IETF chair was quick to note that, though the RFC does not directly concern the dystopian novel by George Orwell with which it shares a name, […]

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IPv6: OpenStandards Drive Significant Benefits Behind the Scenes

Posted on June 22nd, 2016

Image: Ericsson Research Blog If you’re like many web users, you may have a limited understanding of Internet Protocols or know which version on an Internet Protocol you are utilizing to communicate at any particular time. In short, Internet Protocol (IP) is a set of rules that govern internet activity and drive the completion of different […]

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McKinsey Report Highlights Potential and Roadblocks to the IoT

Posted on June 15th, 2016

Image: ReadWrite As OpenStand has highlighted on many occasions, including this this recent post, there are a plethora of challenges on the path to building a successful, interoperable Internet of Things (IoT). Beyond the 400 plus competing IoT standards and a lack of global internet connectivity, competitive market dynamics encourage development practices that hamper the expansion and […]

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W3C Launches Interest Group to Craft the Building Blocks of the IoT

Posted on June 8th, 2016

Image: Shutterstock In a precent post OpenStand highlighted an industry white paper that projected that the Internet of Things (IoT) will bring billions of new devices to the Internet inside of ten years.  The incipient growth spurt that this field is experiencing is being manifested in many sectors including smart homes, healthcare, smart grids, smart cities, retail, […]

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W3C Working Group Tackles New Models for Internet Payment

Posted on June 1st, 2016

Image: vinnstock Anyone who has shopped online will note that our payment options seem to be increasing. Beyond the typical credit card options, buyers now enjoy the option of payment through Paypal, Google Wallet, and Apple Pay. A less common but growing segment of the ecommerce market is that of nonproprietary crypto-currency payment methods – the […]

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