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open standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced with that of another vendor. Although many vendors may have contributed to an open standard, and one may have contributed more than others and even have great influence, an open standard is not completely controlled by a single vendor. Contrast with proprietary standards. See open system, open source and de facto standard.
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These proposals will also be open for comment before a recommendation is made by the Open Standards Board.
Open standards refer to the rules for interoperability and data exchange established by such recognized bodies as Schools Interoperability Framework Association.
Storage, however, largely sat on the sidelines as these common architectures and open standards propelled other elements of networked computing into something vast and extraordinary.
Here's the breakthrough: XBRL (extensible business reporting language), a new global open standard for formatting financial information, makes reporting and analysis faster, cheaper and significantly easier to automate.
Noting that he and his fellow modeling firms long have been forcing users to adapt to each of their own proprietary data formats, Clinton said a move toward open standards would allow insurers to assess and manage catastrophe loss exposure more effectively.
It will define specifications and requirements for the Globus Toolkit, fund code contributions, and deliver leadership on open standards for industry Grid standards organizations.
They also can contribute to open standards and broader interoperability between applications by providing open source developers with a solid base of innovation they can use and share.
CoreMedia's pursuit for open standards in close cooperation with NXP and S3 addresses the needs of the broadcasters and content industry to protect their valuable content.
Network Appliance will collaborate with other ISMA members, including industry experts in content management, distribution, infrastructure, and rich media creation, to promote open standards such as ISMA 1.
The Economics of Mobile TV," authored by Yoram Solomon, discusses how open standards promote mature competition furthermore improving the economics of mobile broadcast TV, how mobile TV adds a new dimension of value to existing products; as well as why - contrary to popular belief - consumers will pay to use this added service.
We applaud AMD's commitment to open standards in developing specifications that enable powerful system options and is backward-compatible with the existing ATX infrastructure," said Norman Tsai, EPS Sales vice president, MSI.
The CSCF is the SIP-based signaling and session control platform that sits at the IMS core, where adhering to open standards such as those developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is most important because the CSCF must connect with multiple components within the network architecture.

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