How to Modernize the Smartphone Network with Open Standards

Posted on July 19th, 2017

Image: According to online publisher TechCrunch, by 2020, globally there will be 6.1 billion smartphone users, led by huge growth in less mature markets. That works out to approximately 70 percent of the world’s population using these devices. In addition, research giant Ericsson predicts that “regions like Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa […]

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Recent Merger Helps Counter Open Source Proprietary Solutions

Posted on July 12th, 2017

Image: Recently, vendors have been utilizing open source platforms to develop closed proprietary solutions. In a move to counter this activity, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) unveiled the Open Innovation Pipeline (OIP). The OIP was created within the merger arrangement between ONF and the Open Networking Lab. According to the announcement from the organizations, […]

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The Smart Home Window is Open for Open Standards, but for How Long?

Posted on July 4th, 2017

Image: There has been much talk and speculation around the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time now. In fact, over a year ago, 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. […]

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Language and Definitions are Key to Setting Open Standards for Cybersecurity

Posted on June 28th, 2017

Image: The fundamental root of understanding and relating to each other is reliable communication. Since the beginning of time, humankind has worked towards a fixed and agreed upon way to share and exchange information. Even so, we’ve all been on the receiving end of miscommunication. It can be as complex as speaking completely different […]

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Open Standards Empower the IoT for Vehicle Connectivity

Posted on June 21st, 2017

Image: Each day seems to usher in new and exciting developments in the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, the GENIVI Alliance and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced a liaison agreement wherein the two organizations will work to co-develop open standards for vehicle connectivity and vehicle data exchange. These open standards […]

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FCC Likely To Scrap Open-Standard Proposal For Set-Top Boxes

Posted on June 14th, 2017

Image: As the old adage says, nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes — and the frustration caused by internet and cable providers. Okay, so maybe we added that last part, but as incredible as it is that we can have access to the world of the Internet in our very […]

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The Internet of Things and Open Standards: Enabling Progress in the Industry

Posted on June 7th, 2017

Image: The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing and shaping today’s modern digital world, as well as laying the groundwork for our future. As such, the growth rate of IoT and connected devices shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to Statista, the global smart home market is forecasted to reach […]

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Embracing Openness and Cooperation in Open Source Building Blocks

Posted on May 31st, 2017

Image: When you take a look at the The OpenStand Principles, it’s clear that they work towards and embrace openness, transparency, cooperation, and voluntary adoption. Those qualities align nicely with the concepts in the open source community. A major player in the open source community, The Linux Foundation, provides tools, training, and events to […]

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The Best CEOs Are Asking the Right Questions About Open Standards

Posted on May 24th, 2017

Image: thodonal88 Recently, an article from Harvard Business Review pointed out that proof of a good digital business minimizes costs and protects against changes in the user base, technology, and regulatory environments. It also outlined the top questions a CEO should consider in order to “protect the economic viability of his or her business while […]

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Standards and Innovation: Are Standards the Ally of Creative Genius?

Posted on May 17th, 2017

Image: amasterphotographer Can having a routine really free up your mind for more creative pursuits? According to a recently published book titled, Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks, the answer is yes.   The book, authored by Andrew L. Russell, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Program in Science […]

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