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Technical Reference Model

The technical reference model (TRM) is a component-based technical framework used to categorize the standards, specifications, and technologies that support and enable the delivery of service. Technologies are categorized according to following designations.

Technology Categories
Category Status Description
Incoming Pending A component that is under evaluation for acceptance; however there is no established use guidance
Supported Preferred A preferred component should be given preference over an Accepted component, where logical
Accepted A component that may be used in the delivery of a technical service
Future A component that is accepted in the target architecture, but has not been deployed or implemented
Limited Contained A supported component that is restricted to a known user community for which future deployment is actively discouraged
In Use An unsupported component that is restricted to a known user community
Prohibited Obsolete A component that met a previously accepted technical strategy that is no longer viable
Rejected A component that does not align with the technical strategy and should not be deployed

See the University of Minnesota Technology Standards.