Chapter 16

The Case for Standards


In response to customer demands for increased efficiency and effectiveness in application manageability, portability, and interoperability, several organizations have stepped up to develop standards to guide deployment and management of software and hardware components. These organizations recognize the importance of creating standards to enable the development of standardized technologies to instrument applications. They include the Internet Engineering Task Force, Desktop Management Task Force, Institute of Electronic Engineers, Tivoli, the ASL-BiSL Foundation, and the International Organization of Standards. In this chapter, these various standards organizations are introduced and the standards developed ...

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