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The Motivations Behind Alliances

Author:  Norman E. Shaw

The purpose of this paper is to outline the motivations behind the growth of alliances as a means of advancing the goals and objectives of individual organizations/companies, especially those working in technology markets. It is hoped that what follows will assist the innovator or entrepreneur who is struggling with how to bring new technologies to the market. Alliance participation is a valuable tool to help these leaders achieve their vision. This paper examines the motivations behind the use of alliances as a means for organizations of all kinds to promote and realize their goals and objectives.

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The Importance of Standards

Author:  Norman E. Shaw

This white paper provides a historical perspective on the development of standards. The paper is meant to provide the reader with background on the economic motivation for standards and introduce the concept of the Standards Development Organization (SDO). The paper outlines how consensus-based processes have led to a breadth of standards in most aspects of human endeavor and how these standards have driven innovation and markets. The paper finishes with a short discussion on the technology disruptors hat have changed the standards landscape over the past 10 years and engages the reader in a discussion of how standards development might evolve to meet the challenges of these new technologies.

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Emerging Technologies and the New Face of Standards

Author:  Norman E. Shaw

The purpose of this paper is to specifically outline activities outside of the traditional standards development path that have been brought to bear to develop standards in today’s technical environment. This paper specifically investigates non-traditional standards initiatives (e.g. Blockchain and Open Source). The report focuses on how traditional collaborative mechanisms can be used for the development of these new technologies, while maintaining the consensus-based processes that have made standards development a cornerstone of human progress over many generations.

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