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 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
At the request of members, The Open Group convenes global collaboratives intended to set Enterprise Architecture standards for various industry verticals.
International research has shown that Enterprise Architecture confers long-term competitive advantages; and that companies which execute their strategy in line with Enterprise Architecture principles are more competitive and more profitable than their competitors. They are easily able to accommodate change, enter new territories, complete mergers and acquisitions, and maximize return on IT expenditures.