Standards organizations are not playing as significant role in the development Web Services and XML specifications as they have traditionally in the areas of programming languages and database systems. Nevertheless, languages and database systems are important aspects to consider with Web Services. Also, industry consortia and individual organizations are starting to collaborate with the more traditional standards organizations.
Standards organizations described on this site include:
- Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12
- Health Level Seven (HL7)
- InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
- International Imaging Industry Association (I3A)
- United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
More on the general topic: Organizations
Related Online Briefings
- Online Briefing: Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques
- Online Briefing: Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.