The Value and Importance of Open and Interoperable Access Control Products

Historically, access control systems have been anything but open. Early electronic access control systems were custom-built by independent entrepreneurs. It could take up to 16 weeks to order new cards. In 1996 the Wiegand Reader Interface became the first interoperability to access control systems. But it is still a long way to go for the security industry, especially for smart cards.

World Bank report – Roadmap for Open IT Ecosystems

The World Bank has published a report intended to promote the use of open standards in the IT systems of large corporations and governments. The report, entitled "Roadmap for Open IT Ecosystems," was developed with the Open ePolicy Group and is intended to help large organizations and governments incorporate the use of open standards into their IT infrastructures.