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Open Group Proposes Standards for SOA, Cloud Computing

The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability, has announced the availability of two new industry standards -- the Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM) and SOA Governance Framework.

OSIMM will provide a maturity model for advancing the adoption of SOA and Cloud Computing within and across businesses. OSIMM leverages proven best practices within the industry, helping IT practitioners create a roadmap for their incremental adoption of SOA and Cloud Computing. Additionally, the model will help organizations achieve advanced levels of service integration that are specifically in line with their unique migration path and business goals. The first version of the OSIMM Technical Standard is available for download here.

The SOA Governance Framework is a guide for organizations to apply proven governance standards that will accelerate service-oriented architecture success rates. The SOA Governance Framework was developed by The Open Group SOA Work Group to ensure enterprises can benefit from proven best practices without having to invest in developing a framework of their own, thereby reducing the overall risk associated with SOA. The SOA Governance Framework is available immediately, free of charge here.

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