|There is a recognized convergence of technologies by industry analysts and practitioners creating the opportunity for a new federated architecture model. Gartner identified this as a ‘Nexus of Forces’, while IDC is calling it the 3rd Platform. At The Open Group, we are referring to the convergence as
Open Platform 3.0
Open Platform 3.0™ is broadly centered around four to six technology trends converging on each other to form new business models and system designs.
These themes include:
These convergent forces – united by the growing consumerization of technology and the resulting evolution in user behavior – offer the potential to create new business models and system designs. However, they also pose architectural issues and structural considerations which will need to be overcome in order for businesses to benefit.
The Open Platform 3.0™ Forum will advance The Open Group vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ by helping organizations take advantage of the convergence of a number of modern technologies.