Harvard Business Review
by Paul Weichselbaum

With the rise of the internet of things, our individual technology envelopes – our personal networks of smart, connected devices — are rapidly becoming more complicated as more and more devices from a growing profusion of vendors do ever more complex jobs. In fact, industry research indicates that the number of devices in these envelopes will triple over the next few years, and, absent a common set of standards, the complexity of these envelopes will only compound.