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The Open Group Making Standards Work®

The Open Group works with customers and suppliers of technology products and services, and with consortia and other standards organizations to capture, clarify and integrate current and emerging requirements, establish standards and policies, and share best practices. Our standards ensure openness, interoperability, and consensus.

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Recognize your Organization at the 2024 Enterprise Architecture Awards

We encourage all companies that have achieved success in outcome-driven EA practices to participate in the Enterprise Architecture Awards. We are looking forward to seeing the leading-edge cases that showcase the very best EA practices.

Click below to find out more information. Nominations are now open for the highly anticipated Forrester Enterprise Architecture (EA) Awards. Please stay tuned for info on the finalists. Award recipients will be announced at:

 Technology & Innovation North America (September 9–12, 2024)

 Technology & Innovation EMEA (October 9-11, 2024)

 Technology & Innovation APAC (October 29, 2024)

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The TOGAF® Standard, a standard of The Open Group

The TOGAF® Standard, a standard of The Open Group, is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency.

The standard is constantly evolving as a result of the work delivered by members of The Open Group Architecture Forum and TOGAF certification has been achieved by nearly 150,000 individuals worldwide.

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The Portfolio of Digital Open Standards

While all standards of The Open Group® can and are adopted and used independently of one another, the greatest value for an organization can be derived when they are used in unison – the sum of the parts should be greater than the whole. The “Portfolio of Digital Open Standards” is a collection of open standards developed by The Open Group, a global consortium that promotes and develops best practices to support organizations through their journey to become digital.

By using The Portfolio of Digital Open Standards, organizations will find guidance on how to transform their business and operational models to deliver and support digital products using digital platforms reducing  complexity and pursuing consistency. 

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The Open Group Library

The Open Group Library offers a wide range of publications including standards, guides, webinars, white papers, and more. You can search by category and titles. 

Create your own personal library of The Open Group content you value most. Save it on your dashboard and make it your own.


The Architect's Toolkit

At The Open Group, we have a proud record of creating and maintaining Standards, Frameworks, Reference Architectures, Tools, Models, and Guides that have proven to be invaluable to the Enterprise Architects community, whether they are industry-wide or aligned to specific vertical sectors.

In The Architect's Toolkit, we have collated a portfolio of the most pertinent ones for Architects together in one place.

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Our certification programs for Enterprise Architects and IT specialists provide worldwide professional credentials for knowledge, skills, and experience. For technology products, services and processes, they offer a worldwide guarantee of conformance.


About Us

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards and open source initiatives by fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and mutual respect among our diverse membership of more than 900 organizations. Our Membership includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries.

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


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