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Recognize your Organization at the 2023 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 closed 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 10–12, 2023)

 Technology & Innovation EMEA (October 12–13, 2023)

 Technology & Innovation APAC (October 31–November 1, 2023)

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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.

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 120,000 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 set of principles describing how Digital Standards can be best used together to accelerate the adoption of Digital practices across an organization, facilitating sustainable, and enduring change.

Whether your organization is an established enterprise, looking for Digital Transformation, or an entrepreneurial start-up looking to exploit a digital model from day one. The Portfolio of Digital Open Standards provides thought-leading guidance, no matter what your entry point to competing in the digital economy is.

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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. With more than 900 member organizations, we have a diverse membership that spans all sectors of the technology community — customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, and consultants, as well as academics and researchers.

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


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