by Angela Guess
Darryl Taft of eWeek.com recently shared a presentation of the top ten standards needed for collaboration and cloud computing according to IBM. He explains, " As IBM moves further into the cloud and seeks to become more of a social business, the company continues to evolve the way it works with its tools and processes. The process of integrating, collaborating and optimizing its technologies for the move to cloud, social and mobile computing is imperative, says Angel Diaz, IBM’s vice president of software standards and cloud. 'You need loosely coupled ways of integrating these technologies,' said Diaz. There are several technologies IBM is taking advantage of, including linked data, Open Services Lifecycle (OSLC), HTML5, Activity Streams, OAuth and others. Diaz believes that social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business."
He continues, "As the global network of people becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, dramatic shifts are taking place. The ways in which people interact, relationships form, decisions are made, work is accomplished and goods are purchased are fundamentally changing. The ways individuals and communities interact, form relationships, make decisions, accomplish work and purchase goods are changing the way business is done. A social business embraces and cultivates a spirit of collaboration and community—internally and externally—delivering unprecedented return for the time invested. IBM’s Diaz identified these 10 key standards needed to move to greater collaboration, social business interaction and cloud computing."