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The Open Group: Leading the development of open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. With more than 400 member organizations, we have a diverse membership that spans all sectors of the IT community — customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants, as well as academics and researchers to:

  • Capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, and establish policies and share best practices
  • Facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies
  • Offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia
  • Operate the industry’s premier certification service
 

The Open Group Vision

Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved through global interoperability in a secure, reliable and timely manner

The Open Group Mission Statement

The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved by:

  • Working with customers to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices
  • Working with suppliers, consortia and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies
  • Offering a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia
  • Developing and operating the industry's premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified products

Our range of services

The Open Group has developed a range of highly effective services available to members:

Become a member of The Open Group, and take an active role leading the development of IT standards and certifications. Join us today!

Open Group members lead the development of IT standards

Our Members participate in The Open Group through highly influential Forums and Work Groups that address a comprehensive range of technical, business, legal and regulatory issues. Each Open Group Forum and Work Group focuses on a specific area, and provides an objective and legal environment where members collaborate on developing standards, certifications and best practices in their areas of interest and expertise.

This participation gives members of The Open Group early access to the latest information on IT standards and industry developments, and provides valuable insights that inform their organization’s direction and strategy. Members of The Open Group also take advantage of the opportunity to:

  • Network with a world-class community of peers, experts and industry leaders
  • Share lessons learned and avoid market miscalculations and obsolescence
  • Influence outcomes that benefit their organizations
  • Grow professionally, and enhance their credibility as industry thought leaders

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Enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™
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February 2-5, 2015
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