In the move towards globally networked enterprises, more and improved e-business testing capabilities are needed, particularly in situations where e-business standards are to support complex interactions among a larger number of organizations.
The Global e-Business Interoperability Test Bed project (GITB) focuses on methodologies and architectures that support e-business standards assessment and testing activities from early stages of eBusiness standards implementation, to proof-of-concept demonstrations, to conformance and interoperability testing. The main and long term objective of GITB is to develop, under EU support and guidance, a set up of a comprehensive and global eBusiness interoperability test bed system in a global collaboration of European, North American and Asian partners. GITB is a global initiative hosted by CEN and supported by ETSI, EIC, NIST, KorBIT and the industry associations AIAG and IAI.
The first phase of GITB (October 2008 -Dec 2009) delivered a baseline assessment of existing testing requirements and testing capabilities and a roadmap towards a global e-business interoperability testbed. The second phase (2011) aimed to define an architecture for interoperability testbeds for ebusiness standards at a global scale, the governance structure and develop selected use cases.