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OMG™ Membership Benefits

Membership in the Object Management Group™ carries many benefits. The OMG staff works energetically to create programs to provide our members with maximum value for their membership dollars. Listed below is a summary of the technical, as well as business and marketing benefits:

Technical Benefits

  • Be Among the First to Use and Influence OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA™):
    With the MDA just starting to emerge, now is the most exciting time since our beginning in 1989 to be part of the OMG. This new architecture is going to revolutionize the way applications and standards are designed and built, and you can influence its form by joining with our other members now. Read about the MDA here, and then "come on down" and join us!
  • Influence the Technology Adoption Process:
    All of the OMG specifications - MDA, the UML, the MOF, XMI, the CWM, CORBA, the CORBAservices, and the CORBAfacilities - are adopted at our Technical Meetings held about every ten weeks at various locations worldwide. By participating in OMG meetings, you and your company will influence the worldwide technology adoption process, attain competitive advantages, and acquire a significant head start in developing your implementation of adopted specifications. Current members often comment that attendance at a single OMG meeting carries more value than a full year's worth of reading magazines and reports.
  • Access All OMG Documents and email:
    First look at all OMG-produced specifications, formal documents, books, research reports and Whitepapers. Exclusive access to member discussion documents, OMG's document archive, and its index. Send/receive access to all OMG members-only email lists, and read-only access to their archives. You and your company become part of the entire technology adoption process, from requirements generation to the adoption vote.
    (Trial Members may send to the OMG email lists only during their first year of membership.)
  • Network with Industry Experts:
    Direct electronic and personal access to the vendors, users, software developers and marketers that are driving distributed object computing. This provides unparalleled access to the best minds in distributed computing and provides opportunities to develop critical industry relationships and collaborations.
  • Liaise With Other Standards Bodies:
    Liaison activities enable members to represent OMG worldwide on distributed computing issues involving The Open Group (including X/Open), Unix International, the Japan Standards Association, ANSI, ISO, Open GIS, ACORD, CableLabs, W3C, Tina-C, the Workflow Management Coalition and other ad hoc consortia.
  • Gain Industry-Wide Recognition:
    OMG recognizes the hard work and honors its most dedicated primary members with achievement awards for driving and facilitating OMG processes.
  • Publish your Work:
    As an active OMG member, you'll become well known for your knowledge and contributions to specific OMG technologies. This frequently leads to requests to author books, technical articles, Whitepapers and case studies for publication in a variety of venues from books and industry magazines to marketing materials and Web sites.

Business & Marketing Benefits

  • Develop Business Partnerships:
    During OMG meeting weeks, you'll undoubtedly meet other end users, vendors and implenters from your own industry, allowing you to build business relationships and leverage your membership investment.
  • Use OMG’s Marks:
    OMG’s trademarks have become widely recognized symbols of leadership and excellence in the technology field. As an OMG member, you have to opportunity to access and use these marks, at no cost, upon receiving necessary approvals from the OMG Trademark Desk.
  • Receive Discounts on Conference Attendance:
    Many trade shows and conferences offer program discounts of up to 20% for OMG members, and free passes to exhibits. These conferences include Software Development East & West, and a variety of industry specific events.
  • Secure Public Speaking Opportunities:
    The OMG Speakers Bureau matches qualified OMG member speakers with highly visible speaking opportunities. Over 120 OMG members have enrolled in the program, and participants have been placed at over 50 speaking assignments worldwide. Venues have included User Group meetings, UNIX Expo, book signings, Corporate Technology Days, University Lectures, Defense Conferences, OOTS conferences, and industry- specific trade shows.
  • Demonstrate Your Company's OMG-based Technology:
    All OMG member companies have the opportunity to demonstrate their implementations of OMG-based technology at our Technical Meeting weeks, which typically attract 500 or more highly-qualified attendees from both computer industry and end-user companies. 
  • Publicize Your OMG Design Wins:
    The OMG Reference Account Program, accessible via the World Wide Web, brings together organizations looking to implement distributed object solutions with those who have experience building them. Additionally, this provides editorial and press opportunities for your organization with major computer trade and industry publications.
  • Promote Your Commitment to OMG Technology:
    Vendors committed to OMG technology have the opportunity to list their products on a special OMG hosted web page in conjunction with the Reference Account Program.
  • Make use of OMG's Tutorial Package:
    Dr. Jon Siegel, OMG's Vice President of Technology Transfer, presents two tutorials (out of a total of six different presentations) to attendees at every OMG meeting. This program brings new attendees up to speed on the basics of all of OMG's technologies, and goes on to cover details about CORBA and the CORBAservices. OMG members are entitled to source-level access to all six of the tutorial slide sets, which they may present (as long as certain conditions are met) both within and outside their companies. 
  • Promote your Training Offerings on OMG's Website:
    OMG’s Web Site includes a training page, with listings available to Members who provide training in any of the OMG technologies. List your courses and link your Web site for free.
  • Receive Discounts on Major Market Research Reports:
    Many world-renowned research organizations and analyst firms such as The Cutter Consortium, Hurwitz Group, The Standish Group, IDC Research, and Cutter Consortium offer discounts for OMG members only on single reports as well as yearly subscription services.
  • Access The OMG Presentation Library:
    OMG staff provides a series of web accessible presentations for member use to educate about and promote  our organization and all of our technologies - within their organizations, to their customers, even at outside conferences and workshops. Scripted presentations are provided by OMG staff and others from member organizations.

 

 
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