The Argument for IoT Security Regulation in Today’s At-Risk World

Posted on February 22nd, 2017

Image: Grant Gross In a recent hearing of two United States House subcommittees, veteran cybersecurity expert and Harvard lecturer Bruce Schneier made the claim that the U.S. government must pass overarching regulations mandating internet of things (IoT) security measures before device vulnerabilities start killing people. The hearing was held in large part due to recent […]

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Federal Networks Benefit from Open Standards

Posted on February 15th, 2017

Image: Fedscoop Consolidation has been a hot topic in government conversations of late. As more and more Internet-based activities move toward being cloud-based, the acceptance of open standards within the government has become a necessity. A recent article by Tim Solms on Fedscoop outlined how and why the move to open standards is a move […]

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How Open Standards are Shaping the Disruptive Technology 3D Printing

Posted on February 8th, 2017

Image: RomboStudio As we can see from Damian Hennessey’s article on the implications of 3D printing on the IoT, there is no question that 3D printing is a significant part of our technology upgrades in the past decade. We have seen particular improvements when using this technology in automotive, healthcare and electronics industries and we […]

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Why the Future of Your Security Depends on Open Standards

Posted on February 1st, 2017

Image: elenabsl According to Cisco, the number of connected devices worldwide will rise from 15 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. If that’s not convincing enough, due to growth of devices, solutions and IT services, global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services is estimated to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020. […]

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How Developers Can Get the Most Out of IoT Standards and Tools

Posted on January 25th, 2017

Image: Shutterstock The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) recently held their IOT Developer seminar/webinar “How Developers Can Get the Most Out of IoT Standards and Tools.”  This developer-focused event gave an overarching view of the industry standards and tools that are fostering interoperability and market growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). Presented in conjunction with […]

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Open Standards and Open Source in Telecom

Posted on January 18th, 2017

Image: vs148 “Open standards” and “open source” are two terms that can often be confused. While regular readers of this blog are likely able to differentiate, for clarification’s sake, open source is the term used for software when the original source code is freely available and can also be redistributed and modified. But it doesn’t […]

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Open Standards Make Smart Homes Smarter

Posted on January 11th, 2017

Image: Serghei Starus Author Phil Keys pointed out a recent  Forbes article entitled “Who Will Win the Broken Connected Home Market?” that today’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) related smart homes often fail to realize their promises. According to Keys: “While most smart home devices are connected to the Internet many of these devices can’t communicate or work […]

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Open Standards: Touching Every Part of Life

Posted on January 4th, 2017

Image: Christian Mueller A recent report from the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), presents the global dynamics and landscapes of IoT Standards Developing Organization (SDO), Alliance and Open Source Software (OSS) initiatives and how those can be used. One of the challenges that are associated to LSPs (Large Scale Pilots) addressed in the […]

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