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Interoperability pertains to the given capability of devices, applications, products, or systems to communicate with coordination without any agency from the end user. These processes may include data access, transmission, and cross-organizational collaboration without consideration to the creators or developers, even the source of these components. 

Not unlike compatibility, interoperability aids institutions attain further efficiency. The following illustrates the various degrees of interoperability:

● Syntactic

The communication of systems through formats and protocols that are held compatible

● Semantic

The ability of systems to exchange and interpret information with utmost accuracy speedily; this is attained when the data structure and codification is uniformed across all the systems involved.

● Cross-Domain or Cross-Organization 

Through this, the standardization of practices and policies across different systems is achieved. This focuses mainly on the aspect of the organization that are not technical.


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