Gartner Research

BIAN Begins the Transition From Vision to Implementation

Published: 28 March 2013

ID: G00247627

Analyst(s): Mary Knox

Summary

The Banking Industry Architecture Network has made significant strides in creating actionable service definition standards. This research analyzes BIAN's performance and provides advice for bank CIOs and enterprise architects to achieve the long-term goals of interoperability and easier integration.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Growth in membership, collaboration with other standards bodies, and expansion of active workgroups have strengthened BIAN's formalization and funding, improving its ability to provide tangible ongoing support for bank CIOs' and enterprise architects' shared-service initiatives
  • Limited representation from banks, particularly those that are non-Western-European, continues to weaken BIAN's otherwise-promising sponsorship and representation, which is essential for its global relevance to bank CIOs and enterprise architects
  • BIAN's expanding scope and criticality mean that bank CIOs and enterprise architects are more likely to find BIAN's assets of relevance to them
  • Limited tool and service provider support, lack of certification, and focus on traditional, primarily Western European banks, threaten the universality and stability of BIAN's work products, leading bank CIOs and enterprise architects to dedicate significant resources toward BIAN standards implementation

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