Level 1 systems have an established electronic link characterized by separate peer-to-peer connections. They can locally support simple file exchanges between systems. The types of exchanged files are typically homogeneous in context (e.g., text only, a bitmap file—GIF, TIFF).
- Procedures – beyond simple access control most still primarily relate to local or site level policies.
- Applications – independent among systems but use common drivers and interfaces such as those specified by the JTA.
- Infrastructure – support simple peer to peer connections to allow for local data transfer consistent with the local procedures established
- Data – local data models may exist, but are
usually specific to a particular program. Simple reports or graphics are one