23 days ago

The Open Group Ottawa 2017 – Event Highlights

The Open Group hosted over 300 attendees from 17 countries July 17 – 20 for the ‘Making Standards Work® e-Government’ event at the Shaw Centre in Canada’s beautiful capital city, Ottawa. It was a wonderful time to be in the country as Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary!

25 days ago

Global TOGAF® 9 Certification Exceeds 70,000 in 134 Countries

Another milestone in the TOGAF® 9 certification program!  The number of individual certifications in the TOGAF® 9 certification program as of July 24 is 70,131. This represents over 12,000 new certifications in the past twelve-month period. TOGAF continues to be adopted globally with certified individuals from 134 different countries.

1 month, 28 days ago

A Q&A with Thomas Magedanz – 5G Technologies and Smart Cities

Digitalization is forcing the convergence of networks and platforms that have traditionally remained separate. Mobile networks have previously been the domain of telecommunications providers, but as new mobile generations emerge the reach of the network is also becoming an enterprise domain.

We spoke with Thomas Magedanz, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the Technische Universität Berlin and Director of the software-based networks competence center at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, about the expectations for 5G networks, why 5G technologies are being tested with Smart Cities applications and how standards can drive the global network interoperability that 5G will require. Thomas was a keynote speaker at The Open Group Berlin 2017 in April.

2 months, 3 days ago

Enduring Misconceptions about Architecture – Part 1

I can’t pretend to know what folks thought about in ancient times. Did people ask if architects and architectures were useful or whether they were needed? In some areas today, I hear those questions; less in the area dealing with physical building spaces, but in the Information Technology space these questions create fear, uncertainty, and doubt that needs to be overcome to be successful.

6 months, 24 days ago

Gaining Executive Buy-In for IT4IT™: A Conversation with Mark Bodman

By The Open Group With many organizations undergoing digital transformation, IT departments everywhere are taking serious hits. And although technology is at the heart of many business transformations, IT has traditionally had a reputation as a cost center rather than … Continue reading

10 months, 7 days ago

Tackling Transformation in Government: A Conversation with Roland Genson

By The Open Group It’s not just industry and corporations that are undergoing massive change due to digital transformation—governments worldwide are being equally affected by the need to create more efficient processes and to provide online services to citizens. With … Continue reading

10 months, 12 days ago

Transitioning The Open Group Examinations from Prometric to Pearson VUE

By Andrew Josey, VP, Standards & Certification and Deborah Schoonover, Director, Certification, The Open Group The Open Group is moving to Pearson VUE as its new examination provider for IT certification exams. At the time of writing this article (October … Continue reading

10 months, 21 days ago

The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Platform 3.0 Transformation

By Stuart Macgregor, CEO, Real IRM and The Open Group South Africa Our transition to the highly-connected realm of Platform 3.0 will radically disrupt the way that we approach Enterprise Architecture (EA). The current architectures and methodologies will simply not … Continue reading

1 year, 1 day ago

Oldies but Goodies: The Relationship Between POSIX® and UNIX® and Why They Matter Today

By Andrew Josey, VP, Standards and Certification, The Open Group Technology can be a fickle thing. Spurred by perpetual innovation, the one constant in the tech industry is change. As such, we can expect that whatever is the hottest thing … Continue reading

1 year, 9 days ago

Using Apprenticeships to Develop Your IT Workforce: A Conversation with Andy Ruth

By The Open Group It’s no secret that the IT workforce is suffering from a skills gap. Not only are there not enough workers available to fill tech positions at many companies, but even the workers available may not possess … Continue reading