Vodafone Validates Open Standards Commitment By Joining ONAP Project

Posted on December 12th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2z91Sgc Earlier this fall, British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone made the decision to join the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project as a Platinum member. By joining this effort, Vodafone lends the software-based effort increased legitimacy by offering its perspective as a major global service provider that deploys SDN and NFV across a wide […]

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What is the Federal Government’s role in IoT Security?

Posted on December 6th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2zKpmt3 When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there is no more prevalent concern than security. And that concern holds water. According to Gartner Research, there are an estimated 8.4 billion IoT devices in use and the company expects that number to exceed 20 billion by the year 2020. With those sorts […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Internet?

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2mv3fUI What keeps internet experts up at night when it comes to security and privacy fears for the internet and its future impact on civilization? Well, the short answers include a catastrophic worldwide cyber-attack, the emergence of an IoT-enabled surveillance state, and the weakening of encryption. These were the answers given by internet experts […]

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Open Standards Hits Broadband

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2hw4WvO In the latest move towards a more open digital world, ACCESS and DTVKit have announced a collaboration that will offer open standards-based solutions. According to both organizations, this partnership will work to reduce development time by providing a pre-integrated Chromium browser and DVB components for HbbTV and HTML5 connected applications. According to the […]

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Open Standards and the World of SDN

Posted on November 15th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2yGNNtm The sheer number of devices in today’s world create a unique challenge in terms of bandwidth. The increase of computers and mobile devices requires a solution that can manage that level of bandwidth efficiently and effectively. Enter software-defined networking. Software-defined networking (SDN) is one of the most innovative technologies designed for network control […]

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Oracle Making Moves Towards Open Source For Jave EE

Posted on November 8th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2yOj4dB Earlier this summer, Oracle, an American multinational computer technology company, made an announcement regarding the future of Java Enterprise Edition. They are considering moving Java EE technologies to an open-source foundation. In a blog post, the technology giant stated that the move, “may be the right next step, in order to adopt more […]

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Can Open Standards Allow Feds to Get More From Their Data?

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2zKiMT3 Another industry leader has used her voice to speak in favor of interoperability and open standards. This time, we hear from Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco. Recently, the executive at the technology giant spoke out about the massive amount of data that government agencies collect, protect, analyze […]

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Security in the IoT – Is it time for the government to get involved?

Posted on October 18th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2yDeQX2 Regular readers of this blog are certainly no stranger to the Internet of Things (IoT), where it’s going, and the potential standards-related issues that it will face in the future. And, it seems, those in the United States government are also acknowledging the critical need for standards in this area. Homes are becoming […]

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OT, IT, the IoT – And Baseball?

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Image: https://shutr.bz/2i32IHB In most of today’s modern industries, data is the reigning king for making decisions and measuring success. And for good reason – data analytics offer additional insight into almost any business. Recently, an article from IoT Agenda compared the benefits baseball teams saw once they starting using analytics to how today’s businesses can […]

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The Complexity of Standards in IoT

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Image credit: https://shutr.bz/2eRc4la Many of the parties with a voice in the standards world, including us, have discussed time and time again standards in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). As the IoT industry grows, so do the number of standards associated with it – with new ones sprouting up all the time. […]

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