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Press Release -- July 23rd, 2015
Source: Huawei
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Huawei becomes The Open Group’s latest platinum member

The global ICT solutions provider joins The Open Group’s Platinum roster alongside Capgemini, HP, IBM, Oracle and Philips

[Shenzhen, China, July 23, 2015] Huawei today announced that it is now a Platinum Member of The Open Group organization, joining other IT industry leaders with this status such as Capgemini, HP, IBM, Oracle, and Philips.

As the IT industry grows to encompass a convergence of technologies including cloud computing and big data, end-user organizations are looking for guidance on how to take advantage of these tools in the rapidly changing market. While the telecommunications industry is going through this digital disruption, their customers are increasingly demanding a real time, on-demand, all online, DIY and social (ROADS) experience. Enterprises have also realized that transformation is inevitable and, in order to be successful, they have to look for ways to build operations and develop processes that are nimble and agile.

The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. Through forums, work groups, certificates and events The Open Group facilitates access to integrated information to support business process improvements, also known as Boundaryless Information Flow™. The Open Group’s member organizations work to establish open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications in a variety of subject areas critical to enterprises.

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Huawei to The Open Group as a Platinum Member,” said Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group.

“The contributions that the company has already made, and continues to make across our forums and work groups are tremendously important to developing open standards across the globe. In joining as a Platinum Member Huawei will be an integral part for achieving The Open Group’s mission,” said Brown.

Howard Liang, Senior Vice President and President of Global Technical Services, Huawei, said “Huawei will leverage The Open Group’s best practices in Enterprise Architecture as a guideline and method to address strategy, business, and information systems challenges. We will provide our knowledge, experience and expertise in ICT and digital operations to help operators reach their desired business outcomes and deliver superior customer experience within The Open Group’s standards and frameworks.

Xuemin Wang, Head of Standards and Industry Development, Huawei, said “The Open Group’s standards and architecture framework is of great value to the IT industry. We are proud to be Platinum Members of The Open Group which will enable us to support with ICT enterprise architecture, cyber security and ICT processes.”

Chris Forde General Manager, Asia Pacific Region and Vice President, Enterprise Architecture,The Open Group commented on the announcement, “We are delighted to include Huawei in The Open Group’s roster of Platinum Members. This highlights the growing need for standards to improve the delivery of IT related services in Asia. As the region continues to develop and become a more mature market for ICT solutions, the importance of standards will only continue to grow and Huawei will be one of the leading voices in the discussion.”

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