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The Open Group Membership grants organizations access to a wide variety of Forums and Work Groups — neutral environments where they can network, gain relevant knowledge, grow professionally, and collaborate on the development of standards, best practices and certifications.


Get involved and gain influence in defining open standards and certifications

Being a member of The Open Group gives organizations early access to the latest information and developments regarding open standards and best practices.   Our members are able to participate in The Open Group’s highly influential Forums and Work Groups in a collaborative, vendor-neutral environment.

How do I become a member?

The Open Group Forums

All member organizations of the Open Group are entitled to participate in one or more of The Open Group Forums — vendor-neutral environments where members share knowledge and resources, and collaborate on developing open IT standards and certifications. Covering a range of technical, business, legal and regulatory issues, each Open Group Forum addresses a specific functional area, and is fully supported by The Open Group’s resources.

Discover our Forums and how to get involved with them

The Open Group Work Groups

The Open Group Work Groups are vendor-neutral environments where members share knowledge and resources, and collaborate on developing open IT standards and certifications. Formed at the request of at least two member organizations, most Work Groups are open to all members in addition to their Open Group Forum entitlements, and there is no limit to the number of Work Groups members may join.

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Industry Verticals

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.

Find out more about our industry verticals

Managed Consortia

The Open Group Services for Managed Consortia provide a cost-effective methodology to form and govern consortia involved with the development of standards and certification programs.

With decades of experience and a proven track record of successful standards and certification programs, The Open Group’s experts are well-versed in the formation and governance of consortia and special interest groups. The Open Group’s comprehensive set of consortia services enable us to develop programs tailored to each consortium’s specific needs.

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