The Platform Architecture Policy describes common, industry-wide, open-standards-based, interoperable devices facilitating the reliable and pervasive availability of, access interfaces with, and processing for, the State's distributed information processing environment. It defines various technologies required to deliver individual agencies’ and the State’s business application systems and services to its citizens. It allows the State and individual agencies to deploy and support effective and efficient end-user access interfaces to business application systems, as well as providing the processing capability to execute business application systems, while increasing the use of e-government solutions and maintaining traditional methods of service delivery to citizens. The Platform Infrastructure Standard is vendor/manufacturer neutral by design, focusing instead on relative versatility, capability to seamlessly interoperate with other platform devices, operating systems, embedded security, adherence to open or pervasive industry standards, provision for open system standard interfaces, and utilization of open standard drivers. An architectural assessment tool is used to determine the versatility and interoperability of platform devices relative to the target technologies.