IBSMA to Join U.S. Technical Advisory Group on International Standards (Mar. 19, '07)

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IBSMA to Join U.S. Technical Advisory Group on International Standards

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 19, 2007)—The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) will become a full voting member of the U.S. Subcommittee 7 Technical Advisory Group (SC7 TAG) on software and systems engineering standards in September.

“This membership will give IBSMA and its members a voice in the development of international standards, technical reports, and official guidance documents on topics such as IT service management, software development lifecycle and software asset management,” says Steven Russman, IBSMA’s executive director.

The Technical Advisory Group counsels the United States member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), on how the U.S. should vote on ISO standards. As an official member of SC7 TAG, IBSMA will vote on proposals and bring forward measures for consideration.

In September, IBSMA will propose formation of Task Group 21 to address development of software asset management standards. Formation of Task Group 21 will allow the U.S. to contribute on equal footing internationally in the development of SAM standards. IBSMA members are invited to attend the September meeting (Sept. 18-20, hosted by Lockheed Martin at its facility in Deer Creek, Colo.) to help launch the task group and participate in its activities. There is no cost to attend.

The spring gathering of SC7 TAG welcomed nearly 40 representatives of industry and government in Piscataway, New Jersey, for two and a half days of working sessions. IBSMA’s Steven Russman and Kris Barker of Express Metrix represented the association.

“We look forward to continued support from our members to further our work in software asset management, tagging and identification, and entitlement,” says Russman. “The contributions of IBSMA members in the development of the draft ISO/IEC 19770-2 and 3 have advanced the practice of software asset management.”

IBSMA encourages all of its member companies to also join the SC7 TAG and participate in a broad array of standards-related activities.

For more information on IBSMA’s SAM Standards Committee or attending the fall SC7 TAG meeting, contact Steven Russman at steven_russman@ibsma.com.


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