>> IEEE GROUP ATTEMPTING TO BRING ORDER TO IOT
one day, someone had to stand up and make a stance to fix this fragmentation.
The IEEE, an organization of engineers, scientists and students who are known as
the worlds largest technology professional society are attempting to bring
order to the Internet of Things by defining a
standard for architectural framework. Traditionally, the
IEEE has been a major contributor with computer related standards - but
is this too little, too late?
Unfortunately, this is 2014 - not 1985.
We have already seen industry based efforts such as
Hyper/Cat and proprietary frameworks companies as pushing to promote their
own solutions. As technology has evolved and became more accessible by
the common person and companies that build solutions - it isn't up to a
secluded set of engineers, scientists and students to define universal
standards especially when others have already started pushing their own.
In an ideal world; the IEEE would have started this project a few years
ago and acted as an independently industry lead working with
other technology companies before IoT became main stream and focus on
defining a standard that all companies would adhere to - much like the
efforts to standardize
floating point arithmetic (IEEE 754) or
networking (IEEE 802.11).
The goal now is to push to have a standard by 2016 - there is hope that the
likes of Cisco Systems, Huawei Technologies, General Electric, Oracle,
Qualcomm and the ZigBee Alliance (amongst others) are already on board; but
the ideal plan is to bring in other standards organizations such as
ETSI, ISO and oneM2M to coordinate efforts.
At some point in time, the hype bubble will burst and interoperability will