TIA Publishes New Position Paper on the Need for Standardization of ICT Lifecycle Management and Opens Call for Committee Participation

Arlington, VA (July 27, 2022) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—has issued a new position paper on the need for standardizing information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure lifecycle management. The paper describes how ICT environments of medium-to-large enterprises and government agencies have become increasingly complex and why a new industry standard will help organizations improve the management of their infrastructure to maintain the level of service that customers demand.

“We have watched enterprise networks evolve rapidly over the last ten years with more software, cloud, IoT, smart technologies and applications,” said Tom McGarry, vice president of standards at TIA. “As these networks grow more complex, properly maintaining ICT infrastructure to ensure uninterrupted service delivery has become a more difficult challenge. With an industry standard for lifecycle management, there will be a new resource that can help organizations regain control and visibility across their ICT network infrastructure.”

In addition to the new position paper, TIA’s TR-60 Engineering Committee for ICT Lifecycle Management has issued an open call to all stakeholders for participation in the committee and development of the new standard, which will cover lifecycle planning, documentation, design, remediation and operation of ICT systems, infrastructure, and services:

The TIA TR-60.B Engineering Committee on Information Management has issued a call for interest for TIA-5077.1 titled, “ICT Lifecycle Management: Information Management Process- Technology”. TIA-5077.1 focuses on life cycle management of the information about technology components of ICT infrastructure and their configurations. Some of the topics covered include physical and virtual infrastructure including buildings, spaces, cabling, power, active equipment and supporting management systems.

TIA-5077.1 will help organizations to plan, deliver, secure, and operate their ICT infrastructure with reduced project delivery times and Capex/Opex costs.

The stakeholders may include but are not limited to professional experts from: business enterprises, government agencies, education systems, healthcare systems as well as managed service providers, integration service providers, consultants and equipment manufacturers. TIA is actively seeking participation from the user and general interest communities.

To download the new position paper on ICT Lifecycle Management, CLICK HERE.

For questions or more information about TR-60.B and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Cheryl Thibideau at standards-process@tiaonline.org.



Dan Brown, dbrown@tiaonline.org

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).