Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)
The Open Systems Interconnection is indeed out of date for today’s networks because of several reasons. Firstly it is very complicated and inefficient. There are additional difficulties implementing the system as well. For example, the forklift upgrade methodology wants for the implementing entity to eliminate present protocols and substituting them with new protocols at each layer of the stack. This creates a dilemma for investors who have invested in other technologies. Besides, too many implementations were not interoperable.
Regulatory Bodies & Standards Management
There appear to be to many regulatory bodies trying to regulate networking. Too many of these have a principal motivation of establishing standards as kind of a selling point to buyers. It is in their interest to actually create standards that are least disruptive and cleanly separate already existing products. That is, the majority of products will fall in one standard or another: the seller gets accredited this way. Examples include ESRB and ANSI. The most essential element of goodwill in standards is often lacking.
While we don’t need any more standards, the quality and the respect they can command is important – which no one does enough. We cannot have one that is related to the government because what we are aiming at are universal standards and a single government would only impede the acceptance of other rival governments (“Draft International Standard”, 2012).
A larger international body is ideally suited in my opinion. As it is, the diversity in the group is cherished, however, at the expense of multitude of standards, it becomes costly. There is also an argument for consolidation of these standards since no single organization has an overbearing mandate.
“Draft International Standard Seeks to Bolster Global Financial Services Industry.” (2011). Retrieved from https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=2954#.UIB360KJmpo
Re· Determine and discuss whether the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI )model is “out of date” for today’s modern networks. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Discuss whether there are too many standards organizations attempting to regulate the networking field. Take into consideration whether consultation is necessary, and whether governmental or larger international bodies should be formed to manage standards
The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI ) analogy is a good way to understand the steps involved in the OSI model. Create another analogy that explain the steps just as well.