In a move that should save ACORD years of standards processdevelopment time, as well as help IBM market insurance-specificmiddleware solutions, the two organizations have announced that IBMis contributing business-process models and other content toACORD.

The donated computer code for more than 100 business-processmodels, model definitions and other content is part of IBM'sInsurance Application Architecture (IAA)==the company'sinsurance-specific business and IT architecture framework.

"The donation will accelerate the development and adoption ofbusiness process standards that in turn will help address some ofthe global insurance industry's greatest challenges," according toan announcement from ACORD and IBM.

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