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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Open Standards, Innovation, and Our World

Posted on August 30th, 2017

Image: Where open standards exist, innovation is driven; disruptive technologies emerge. That’s how a recent article around the critical need for open standards in our society began, and we couldn’t agree more. While we’ve been pushing for open standards across the Internet for years, it’s always refreshing and enlightening to read about that same […]

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Are We Holding the ‘Death’ of Open Standards in Our Hands?

Posted on August 23rd, 2017

Image: Smartphones are everywhere these days. Nearly everywhere you look, people are using their devices to communicate, shop, track fitness, lock their doors or even change the settings on their home heating and air conditioning units. We are getting ever closer to controlling almost every aspect of our lives from the palm of our […]

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IACHR Publishes Comprehensive Report: “Standards for a Free, Open and Inclusive Internet”

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Image:   In March of 2017, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published “Standards for a Free, Open and Inclusive Internet” with the aim to “assist the member States in their efforts to incorporate a human rights-based focus in the design, development, and implementation of policies affecting the Internet.” The report drew upon […]

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Are Standards The Next Defense Against DDoS Attacks?

Posted on August 9th, 2017

Image: The more businesses are keeping data online, the more opportunity for cybercriminals to attack. And, since digital isn’t going anywhere, businesses are forced to take measures to protect themselves from all manner of cyberattacks. One particularly popular and nasty cyber attack is a distributed denial of service, or DDoS. When an organization, or […]

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OpenStand Partner IETF Holds Sixth Hackathon

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

Image: Internet usage pioneers, and OpenStand Affirming Partner, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently held their sixth hackathon event. This event, through running open source code, was able to find and highlight missing or unclear areas of standards, subsequently improving the standards. According to the IETF event recap, this Hackathon drew approximately 120 […]

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Are Credibility Standards the Answer to Misinformation on the Web?

Posted on July 26th, 2017

Image: everything possible What if developing and defining a set of credibility standards could influence how people share and display content? The problem of misinformation online isn’t new, but we have certainly seen new focus on it lately. At a recent event designed to fight against this decimation of misinformation, a number of the digital […]

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