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Internet of Things Demands Open Standards

InformationWeek, InformationWeek
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:30 EDT

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/26/2014 1:04:36 PM
User Rank City Slicker
One big database
Do you think the data can be collected without open standards, but open standard should be utilized when placing it in a database?

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
4/15/2014 2:02:48 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Practicalities
Its all about money, the Internet of Things wont more forward if there is no money to be made. some companies wont make money by using Open Standards, and by creating there own they make money selling services on it, clever marketing makes this possible.

NewDream
NewDream  
4/15/2014 9:59:04 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Practicalities
That is depressingly accurate, Kim. I am sure there will be a multitude of proprietary platforms designed to lock consumers into a specific company's products.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/15/2014 9:54:39 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Practicalities
I certainly agree, but in the past we've seen competition spur businesses into trying to develop ring-fenced technologies (example Apple, less so today, but for a long time).

NewDream
NewDream  
4/15/2014 8:47:07 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Practicalities
Challenging certainly, but not insumountable. I have long been a champion of open standards, as well as open source. Interoperability on a large scale demands well defined and standardized interfaces.

kq4ym
kq4ym  
4/14/2014 2:45:51 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
But of Course!
It only makes sense that an open architecture and standards will move forward the internet of things. But, there's always going to be competitive issues that will move some to proprietary standards. Our egos always seem to think we have a better idea, or at least we want to profit from our own inventive spirits. So, it reamains to be seen what direction it will actually go. 

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
4/14/2014 2:43:42 PM
User Rank Staff
Practicalities
I thought it interesting to read this after reading last week's Bluetooth article. The IoT is great to conceptualize, but the nitty gritty challenges of energy and interoperability are going to be demanding to solve.

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