Open Standards and the World of SDN

Posted on November 15th, 2017

Image: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Open Standards and Interoperability in Supply Chain

Posted on September 27th, 2017

Image: We have seen time and time again the way that open standards can have a positive impact on the progress of nearly every industry. One place we’re now seeing significant growth is in logistics. Recently, One Network, the global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, announced the availability of the Global […]

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How Can We Ensure Digital Accessibility in the Age of Internet Standards?

Posted on September 20th, 2017

Image source: One of the latest battles within internet standards is around digital content accessibility – more specifically online video and podcast accessibility for people with disabilities. Now, one would think that this isn’t really something to argue about. Of course they should have access. However, as seen in a recent University of California–Berkeley […]

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Making Strides Towards Inter-Cloud Interoperability

Posted on September 13th, 2017

Image: On July 25, 2017, two major bodies in the standards world agreed to a collaboration that would set a joint standard for inter-cloud interoperability. The IEEE, an OpenStand affirming partner, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will work together on this collaboration, potentially increasing the possibility of a vendor-neutral means of […]

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Are Open Standards the “Key” to Smart Cities?

Posted on September 6th, 2017

Image: From smart household appliances to smart cars, regular readers of this blog know that there has been a rapid increase in the adoption of Internet connected devices. This internetworking of physical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the subject of plenty of industry talk and speculation, including how open standards […]

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