Sopra is pleased to announce that we have joined The Open Group as a silver member. The Open Group are an international organisation which works to establish and maintain open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications. Their mission is "Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved through global interoperability in a secure, reliable and timely manner", a message which sits well with our clients who increasingly see business benefit in the flow of information and communication between systems and users rather than in silo applications and departments.
From an Enterprise Architecture perspective, The Open Group are behind the TOGAF Architecture Methodology which is widely respected and adopted across many of our clients and is the approach Sopra uses as the base for much of our Architecture work. The Open Group are also behind ArchiMate®, an Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modeling language for enterprise architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. ArchiMate provides instruments to enable enterprise architects to describe, analyse and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.
Sopra is a strong believer in open standards and is pleased to demonstrate our support for The Open Group in this way.