Gartner Research

Gartner's Viability Assessment of BIAN

Published: 03 December 2010

ID: G00206925

Analyst(s): Mary Knox, Don Free


We assess the viability of the Banking Industry Architecture Network, a standards initiative seeking to enable the adoption of SOA in a consistent method that promotes shared vision and vocabularies, a common approach to defining SOA domains and services, and interoperability across SOA initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Business Problem
  • BIAN Viability
    • Sponsorship and Representation
    • Formalization and Funding
    • Universality and Stability: Consistency in Market Practice and Standard Use
    • Universality and Stability: Market Penetration
    • Universality and Stability: Ease of Implementation, Tool and Third-Party Support
    • Criticality and Scope
  • BIAN
    • BIAN — The Organization
    • The Role of BIAN
    • BIAN Approach
    • Current Status of BIAN Efforts
    • Overall Potential Value Impact of BIAN
  • Recommendations

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