On performing A Standardization Landscape research .
The ICT Standardization landscape is an every changing, living and dynamic ecosystem of ecosystems where new technologies, tools, techniques, components, products and services are being innovated and disrupted on a constant basis. To remain current regular standardization landscape research exercises need to take place to capture the latest state-of-the-art. What is needed is to find out what technology reports, specifications and standards 1) have been published, 2) are in the process of being published or 3) are being investigated/studied for potential standardization.
In StandICT.eu we are lucky to be able to draw on a large ecosystem of internationally recognised experts across the complete ICT Standardization super-ecosystem covering major Standards Development initiatives like ISO, IEC, IETF, ITU, IEEE, ETSI, CEN-CENELEC, OPC, IMG, OASIS, IEEE, W3C etc to name a few. These experts have decades of experience in horizontal technologies like Cloud, Big Data, AI, IoT, 5G, Cybersecurity and are at the leading edge of Blockchain, Digital Twin and Quantum Computing standardization efforts.
Leveraging this expertise through the EU Observatory for ICT Standards (EUOS) has enable us to establish multiple working groups drawing together the necessary expertise and access to the contributing SDO's to provide the most up-to-date research into the current status of International ICT Standardization in the area covered by the working group.
The Chair of the WG and the WG Experts then generate a Technology Landscape Research Report detailing the current standardization status in that technology area and then the report is approved for publication.
Usually he next step is an evaluation and analysis of that published report to identify any standardization gaps, needs, challenges or opportunities for the European Digital Single Market.