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Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
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Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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5/27/2014 | 11:55:49 PM
Re: The Road to a Standard
@Gary_EL: You're right, these days standards are decided based on which format wins the hearts and minds of consumers, not necessarily what is the best technology. Things that DO have pre-determined standards (the CD, WiFi) are now the exception rather than the rule.

While on the one hand this invites more opportunity for all players, on the other it does delay the ability for complex efforts, such as IoT, to really achieve their full potential. WE have only to look at the rapid advances made by cellular technology in countries that had a government standard, compared with the relatively slower growth in a country like the U.S. where there were multiple competing standards on the open market.

 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/27/2014 | 7:09:20 PM
Re: The Road to a Standard
@Gary-EL There is something to that. I had a friend caught in that. Her first job after completing her engineering degree was for the military, but after a few years of teaching, she couldn't get the job back. The military had cut back a lot on its engineering. 
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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5/27/2014 | 2:55:57 PM
The Road to a Standard
When I first started my technical career, the Cold War was still raging, and the Military had a lot more influence on the direction of technology then it does today. If a standard was needed, they often provided it. Not so today. Standards seem to evolve, perking up from bottom to top rather than being set from above. The IOT is just beginning. It has a long, long way to go before there can be a standard. So, for the time being, it'll be the Wild West. Only the strong will survive long enough to have influence on the eventual standard
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