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Formulation for Position on U.S. Standards Role in Enterprise Integration



Howard Bloom


This white paper gives 1) a brief overview of the concepts of enterprise integration, 2) defines a national strategy for enterprise integration that involves not only standards bodies, but also the government and industry groups with an interest in the Enterprise Integration (EI) technology and standards, and 3) proposes that one specific standards organization, the US PRO that oversees the IGES/PDES Organization, develop a new extended scope that will tackle the EI standards issue. Finally, a business case for US PRO involvement in EI is discussed, first through the identification of key issues requiring resolution, and then through listing the pros and cons of extending the scope to enterprise integration framework standards. As reference information to support the white pater, the key government and industrial groups that are involved in EI-related technology development programs are described along with the organizations that have a stake in the standards process.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5484
Report Number


IGES/PDES, enterprise interation, EI, US PRO, integration framework standards


Bloom, H. (1994), Formulation for Position on U.S. Standards Role in Enterprise Integration, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created October 1, 1994, Updated October 16, 2008