Industry Verticals

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Defining and setting global standards for industry sectors

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.

Other areas Enterprise Architecture helps verticals to address include:

  • The IT skills shortage, by encapsulating existing knowledge
  • Business and solution complexity
  • Regulatory and reporting requirements
  • The critical need for an integrated approach to safety, health, environment and quality

The Open Group facilitates the approach to setting standards in these verticals, providing the industry with a reliable assurance of interoperability and conformance to vendor-neutral IT standards.

The Open Group’s current industry verticals include:


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