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The Open Group&aposs 18th Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference to Be Held in Glasgow, Scotland

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the agenda for its 18th Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held April 21-23, 2008 at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium focused on open standards and global interoperability within and between enterprises, today announced the agenda for its 18th Architecture Practitioners Conference, to be held April 21-23, 2008 at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

This globally recognized event series was created by and for enterprise architecture practitioners to examine a wide variety of topics that are impacting the profession. The Glasgow event will discuss the core elements of an Enterprise Architecture that provide the foundation for a dynamic and successful business environment: service-oriented architecture (SOA); frameworks, including TOGAF(TM), and skills; and experience-based certification.

The three-day event will utilize real-world case studies, testimonials and panel discussions to showcase best practices, standards, tools and technologies that are being used to develop today's most successful enterprise architectures. The conference will cover three key focus areas, one per day. The first day will cover the element of architecture, examine the business dimensions of SOA, and demonstrate how it can deliver improved information flow and enterprise agility. Subsequent days will focus on the value of TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), then on the increasing role of standards and skills necessary to address the complexities of enterprise architecture.

"We continue to be excited by the outstanding support we receive for our Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences and are especially looking forward to the next event being held in Glasgow," said Allen Brown, president and CEO, The Open Group. "These events have become the place for enterprise architects to learn from each other, both through the formal sessions and via the peer networking opportunities, and subsequently communicate this knowledge back to their organizations."

Registration, Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Registration is open to both members and non-members of The Open Group. For more information or to register for the conference in Glasgow, Scotland, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/glasgow2008/register.htm. Registration is free for members of the press and industry analysts.

The Open Group also offers various sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://www.opengroup.org/glasgow2008/sponsor-exhibit.htm.

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, which drives the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow(TM) that will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, consortia and other standard bodies. Its role is to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies and share best practices; to facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to operate the industry's premier certification service. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

Note to Editors: Boundaryless Information Flow and TOGAF are trademarks of The Open Group. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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