When standards sputter

Summary:If you don't like a standard, wait a few days for the next one to come along. There are a lot of standards and would-be standards flying around out there, but too few that you can bet your business on.

If you don't like a standard, wait a few days for the next one to come along. There are a lot of standards and would-be standards flying around out there, but too few that you can bet your business on. What happens when a Web services standard falls out of favor? For example, vendors are reportedly backing away from the Java Business Integration spec. This seems to be happening a lot lately, even as new proposed standards are cranked out. Ronan Bradley, CEO of PolarLake, provides some perspective and advice on this problem in a recent blog. Namely, sit, relax, take a deep breath, and wait for the next one.






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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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