The Open Group’s member organizations work to establish open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications in a variety of subject areas critical to the enterprise.
The Open Group standards and certification programs for Enterprise Architecture have been adopted worldwide. Members involved in their evolution gain access to relevant knowledge, resources and experience, and have the opportunity to network with a world-class community of experts and peers. This enables them to grow professionally, gain personal recognition, and establish professional contacts. Enterprises using these Open Group standards say that they benefit from using the most prominent, useful, proven and tested EA standards and certifications. Having staff and business partners alike all speak the same language saves both time and money, and the certification programs are both a benchmark for hiring and a valuable element of staff development programs.
The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group is working with other industry bodies to facilitate the growth of Cloud Computing and its deployment in enterprises. As you would expect from The Open Group, its focus is on secure architecture enabled by open systems.
The Open Group leads the development of standards for more effective enterprise management. Through The Open Group, customers, independent software vendors and system vendors work in collaboration with other consortia and standards bodies on specifications and open source technologies for enterprise management.
The Open Group is recognized as the world’s leading authority on standards and certifications for open operating systems. We ensure reliable standards for operating systems.
In developing open standards to meet the challenges of product lifecycle management, The Open Group Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM) Work Group provides the framework to develop and consolidate the open standards necessary to enable lifecycle management to evolve beyond the traditional limits of product lifecycle management (PLM).
The Open Group Real-time & Embedded Systems Forum brings together core technology suppliers, integrators and customers in order to:
Assuring the security of corporate data, information systems and critical infrastructure is a challenging task, requiring the joint efforts of customers, software and platform vendors, and governments. The Open Group drives optimal security by hosting a variety of Forums, Work Groups and projects that address various aspects of the challenge of security.
The expanding use of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing are further increasing the need for semantic interoperability that more efficiently aligns IT systems with business objectives.
The Open Group is aggressively addressing these challenges, primarily through the activities of the Semantic Interoperability Work Group, which leads the development and take-up of vendor-neutral standards, best practices, and technologies. Members of the Semantic Interoperability Work Group also improve their understanding of semantic technology, represent the interests of their organization, and benefit from the experience and resources of the group.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural style that supports service-orientation — a way of thinking in terms of services, service-based development and the outcomes of services. It is particularly important to The Open Group because it can enable enterprises to achieve Boundaryless Information Flow™.
SOA is now established as a mature architectural style. Its deployment in enterprises is growing, and will continue to gain wider adoption. The advent of Cloud Computing is reinforcing the value of SOA, as SOA facilitates the effective use of the Cloud.