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Merger of IoT bodies will not be enough to quicken the standards process

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and the IPSO Alliance have merged to create a new mobile technologies and IoT-focused standards body – OMA SpecWorks. It’s another instance of consolidation in the IoT domain, though the overall pace of standards in this world is still slow. Not that this sometimes glacial pace is preventing progress. Businesses are driving innovation, even if standards efforts do not keep pace. The pace of change has quickened recently thanks to consolidation and interoperability agreements, but there is definitely a sense that many of the organizations engaged with IoT specifications should have been closely linked or merged from the start. The OMA-IPSO merger follows previous cooperation between the two groups. The pair are aiming to provide…

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