According to a recent survey by the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum)--83% of the participants stated they are currently, or will be in the near future, implementing SA Forum specifications. Overall results showed positive support for the SA Forum, as well as promising future endorsement of specifications and certified products. 73% said they are or will be including SA Forum specifications as requirements in their RFPs. Nearly all of the participants valued standards-based products, with 97% citing them as important to their companies.
Who was surveyed? The majority of responders worked in engineering, with the next largest group of responders coming from the marketing and sales. Most worked for telecom equipment manufacturers, enterprise computing suppliers or manufacturers, and service providers.
The SA Forum will be at GLOBALCOMM 2006 next week in Chicago, and will participate with CP-TA, OSDL, PICMG and SCOPE Alliance in an Interop Panel on June 5 at 2pm in the booth that will provide an overview of the standards ecosystem.