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This IDC study provides perspective on the various standards bodies, consortia, and alliances that are shaping the global Internet of Things ecosystem. The study includes a description and overview of some of the major IoT-related standards bodies, specifications, and industry alliances that are active in the market and provides a future outlook as well as some essential guidance for vendors that are evaluating their IoT standards priorities and strategies. The information presented in this study has been gathered through various sources, including in-depth interviews with decision makers from several IoT standards organizations and secondary research.
"Interoperability is one of the most prominent challenges to the widespread adoption of the IoT," says Adam Wright, senior research analyst, Internet of Things. "Whether by open source methods or through proprietary means, a clear set of central IoT standards and protocols is fundamentally important for the future growth of the IoT market worldwide."