The Open Group offers a fast, flexible, and cost-effective
way to form and run special interest groups and consortia.
The Open Group provides an infrastructure that meets the
legal, member management, meeting and working group management,
specification development, consensus review, publication,
and IT service needs of any group.
“The Open Group’s consortia services have been invaluable to us. We started as a grass-roots organization with no seed funding, and The Open Group took a long-term approach to investing in us a future customer, working with us to fashion programs that could help grow the organization over time without ‘breaking the bank.’ They also helped us develop a certification program tailored specifically to our needs, and launch it with a level of credibility we could not have achieved on our own. It would be hard to imagine a better partner.” Douglas C. Rice, Executive Vice President & CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation
"From the beginning of our Standards Initiative, we've partnered with The Open Group to create two best practices, three technical standards, and a corresponding certification program. Their help, guidance, and expertise in the field of standardization has enabled the lottery industry to move forward with innovation and business development - a priority for the association‚s members. I look forward to building on our past and current success." Clint Harris, Minnesota State Lottery Executive Director and NASPL President
Open Group Edge
As an international consortium with over 18 years experience,
we have developed expert methods of forming consortia and
special interest groups, and delivering the services these
groups require as they progress though their lifecycle.
These services are in the area of strategy, management,
innovation and research, standards development, certification
and development of test suites.
Our customers include DMTF, HR-XML Consortium, Schools
Interoperability Framework, Bluetooth, WAP, X.org, and
a number of other organizations.
our list of customers
Our strategy services include setting and aligning
business objectives based on business scenarios and user
requirements where the business scenario process draws out
specific, measurable, actionable, time-oriented objectives
and helps organizations identify areas in which they should
invest. We provide IT architecture services based on our
proven methodology for developing technical architectures,
and also offer our experience in determining user requirements,
developing procurement strategies and establishing which
specifications to build.
Our services range from initial set-up of a consortium
(legal, financial, and organizational assistance) to support
for ongoing management and operation, and provision of the
infrastructure services necessary for successful operation
(web-based collaboration, mailing lists and other). Our
experience is based both on work for clients, and on managing
our own internal affairs since 1984, including the merger
of several organizations in the USA, Europe and Asia.
& Research Services
Innovation and research activities include
the hosting of open source and other collaborative projects,
for which we also provide project management, technical resources
and infrastructure services. In addition, The Open Group
research and innovation team can provide technical research
and consulting, with a particular focus on technology transfer
from research to practical implementation.
The Open Group
has over 18 years of experience facilitating consensus to deliver
standards both large and small. In addition, we
define best practices, and publish a number of guides and other
publications to ensure and increase market uptake.
Our process provides management, facilitation employing
our document review system that is specifically designed
for collaborative document development, consensus review
and voting. Our process is designed to speed up
the delivery and maximize the input from the technical experts
engaged in the standards work.
As the premier certification service provider
of the IT industry, The Open Group offers a complete set
of certification services, including policy definition,
program development, and program operations. With over
15 years of experience, we have developed and operate
industry based IT certification programs in several strategic
areas, including UNIX ®, CORBA ®, LDAP, Wireless Application Protocol
(WAP) and LSB ®. We developed and currently maintain
conformance test suites for many technologies, including
those for the programs listed above, the X Window System,
Motif ®, Digital Video Broadcasting Multimedia Home Platform,
Secure Electronic Transactions (SET), Common Data Security
Architecture (CDSA), and Linux.
The Open Group has considerable skills in resolving conflicts
and facilitating consensus among the complex legal, technical
and commercial factors and pressures that underlie any certification
Suites Development Services
The conformance testing services offered by The Open
Group cover the full life cycle of test suite implementation
and usage - from the test planning stage to the continuing
alignment of the test suite with an evolving specification.
We implement our testing services in-line with existing international standards
and have a proven record of successful implementations against these standards.
The Open Group has developed and currently maintains conformance test suites
for many technologies, including UNIX ®, CORBA ®, LDAP, WAP, the X
Window System, Motif ®, Digital Video Broadcasting Multimedia Home Platform,
Secure Electronic Transactions (SET), Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA),
and Linux. This depth and variety of experience has produced a development
methodology and knowledge base that is unrivalled in the IT industry. In addition,
The Open Group has run many interoperability events to allow vendors to come
together and understand the extent to which their products will interoperate
with those of their peers.
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Alternatively, you can call our sales team:
in the USA +1 (512) 343 9159
Chris Parnell in
the UK +44 (0)118 902 3038