Why Interoperability Clearinghouse?
Enter Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH). This is an entity that effects the necessary changes towards known product qualities, known product compatibility and coordinated industry architecture. It is a massive job of bringing towards every player in the industry ranging from product developer and standards body to the end-user. If one looks back in time, this effort is an extension of the initiative taken up by the telecommunications and networking industries to bring about compatibility among respective products and standards. ICH draws from the experiences of these efforts and aims to bring about a change in the entire IT industry. For instance, the INTEROP organization, which is now part of Ziff Davis, helped resolve multi-vendor incompatibilities at the networking hardware and lower level protocol layers.