OMG Announces Business Ecology Initiative (BEI)
IBM is a Founding Sponsor of new initiative
focused on streamlining business operations
Needham, MA, USA - May 4, 2009 - OMG™ today launched the Business
Ecology™ Initiative (BEI) and welcomed IBM as a Founding Sponsor. The
BEI, through advocacy programs, educational events, relevant standards and
resources, brings together best practices in process management to develop
and deliver on Actionable Architecture™. The Initiative is focused on
erasing the artificial lines between business and Information Technology
(IT) so that IT becomes a ubiquitous, integral and vital asset to the
company and leads decision-making, structural change and enterprise-wide
quality initiatives, drives efficiency and revenue, and provides
measurable, clear return on investment. For more information about BEI,
please visit www.business-ecology.org/launch.
Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of OMG, will be discussing BEI
on May 6 during the IBM IMPACT conference.
"Business Ecology is more than just the mechanics of process
optimization; it's a way of thinking about your business processes that
eliminates the outdated concepts of business and IT silos or stovepipes
and focuses on the benefits of ubiquitous IT," said Richard Mark
Soley. "We look forward to working with IBM and other interested
organizations on promoting Business Ecology as a way to streamline
operations, remove waste, survive in difficult economic times and thrive
in the recovery to come."
"IBM's sponsorship of this new Business Ecology Initiative is a
continuation of our long-term support for the OMG SOA Consortium,"
said IBM's Sandy Carter, VP, SOA, BPM and WebSphere. "Business
Ecology will help provide the next milestone in support of IBM's focus for
improved Business/IT alignment as a key element in long term client
Business Ecology™ Initiative
OMG is the leading proponent of the drive towards Business Ecology through
Architecture™, which will provide details on how to create
sustainable business processes. This movement requires standards, but also
relies on a stronger relationship and communication mechanism for IT and
business alignment. OMG uses its proven ability to bring communities
together and motivate new initiatives through offerings beyond standards
work and into industry collaboration forums such as the SOA Consortium,
BPM Consortium and GCIO.
OMG recognizes that there must be a way to measure, model and drive the
effectiveness of this transition to closer IT and business alignment
through standard maturity models. OMG supports this through our growing
work in maturity model definitions such as the Business Process Maturity
Model (BPMM) and the forthcoming Green Computing Maturity Model (GCMM).
As standards continue to play an instrumental role, OMG will continue
its standards work and play a key role in defining new standards that
support business and IT alignment. OMG currently has more than 100
standards programs underway.
The BEI will conduct outreach and advocacy programs around Business
Ecology and the Actionable Architecture. In addition, the Business Ecology
Advisory Panel will be formed and will comprise leading CEOs, CIOs, COOs,
Analysts and Visionaries from both technical and business backgrounds.
This panel will assist in analyzing market trends and insure that BEI work
is in line with the business needs of IT. IBM will be a participant in the
For more information on membership and sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Ken Berk, vice president business development at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +1-781-444 0404.
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer
industry consortium that in 2009 is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration
standards for a wide range of technologies, including: Real-time,
Embedded and Specialized Systems, Analysis & Design, Architecture-Driven
Modernization and Middleware and an even wider range of industries,
including: Business Modeling and Integration, C4I, Finance, Government,
Green Computing, Healthcare, Insurance, Legal Compliance, Life Sciences
Research, Manufacturing Technology, Robotics, Software-Based
OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™
(UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual
design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes,
including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s
middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request
Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries.
More information about OMG can be found at
www.omg.org. OMG is
headquartered in Needham, MA, USA.
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Edited by Stephanie