The Open Group has announced the availability of two new industry standards that enable businesses to embrace elements of service-oriented architecture and cloud computing.

We found this interesting news on PR Newswire in “The Open Group Publishes New Standards for SOA and Cloud.” The new standards are SOA Reference Architecture (SOA RA) and the Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI) Framework. The Open Group has also released updates to the Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM), which has now been ratified as an ISO and IEC international standard (ISO/IEC 166880). OSIMM gives organizations a common model for developing a road map for achieving the right level of service adoption to meet business objectives.

This may not immediately seem like exciting news, but any effort made to establish standards to provide organized and approved processes that could affect many organizations is a good thing.

Melody K. Smith

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