Dr. Andreas Fink, 1st Chairman of the M2M Alliance in an interview with IT-Zoom.
Without standards there is no chance of success – at least not in the long term. If someone is dependent on the solution of a single offerer, this can work out for a while, but will end in the long run in the failure of the entire project. One problem is that there are still too many standards. In order to change this, the M2M Alliance is active in various places, such as: The Working Group with the OPC Foundation or as a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC).