December 10, 2013

23 Companies Pledge to Use AllSeen Alliance Standards for the Internet of Things

There have been some major developments in the push towards standards for the Internet of Things. Qualcomm has transferred ownership of its AllJoyn protocol to the Linux Foundation, and twenty-three companies has set up a new organization, the AllSeen Alliance, that plans to support those protocols as a standard. Products

The Problem with “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable” Procurement

Many agencies of the US federal government, including across the military, follow a procurement policy that goes by the name Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The rationale behind this policy is for the government to select the lowest cost provider among all suitable providers for any IT project it wishes