With all the talk about connected refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats and garage doors, the mass market would be forgiven for thinking that consumer companies developed the concept of the Internet of Things. But only in the last five years or so has the technology made its way into the consumer realm.
While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both generating traction in a quest to become the primary IoT standard.
One of the emerging Internet-of-Things consortia has struck pay dirt, having completed initial development work on a protocol for enabling software platforms for everyday devices.
You know a new technology has evolved past the embryonic phase when three or more teams of tech players close ranks to decide how to make use of it.
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