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

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards.  Our diverse membership of more than 625 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries.


The Open Group Vision

Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved through global interoperability in a secure, reliable, and timely manner

The Open Group Mission Statement

The mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved by:

  • Working with customers to capture, understand, and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices
  • Working with suppliers, consortia, and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies
  • Developing and operating the industry's premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified products

Our Range of Services

The Open Group has developed a range of highly effective services available to members:

Become a member of The Open Group, and take an active role leading the development of IT standards and certifications. Join us today!

The Open Group members lead the development of technology standards

Our members participate in The Open Group through highly influential Forums and Work Groups that address a comprehensive range of technical, business, legal, and regulatory issues. Each Open Group Forum and Work Group focuses on a specific area, and provides an objective and legal environment where members collaborate on developing standards, certifications, and best practices in their areas of interest and expertise.

This participation gives members of The Open Group early access to the latest information on technology standards and industry developments, and provides valuable insights that inform their organization’s direction and strategy. Members of The Open Group also take advantage of the opportunity to:

  • Network with a world-class community of peers, experts, and industry leaders
  • Share lessons learned and avoid market miscalculations and obsolescence
  • Influence outcomes that benefit their organizations
  • Grow professionally, and enhance their credibility as industry thought leaders


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