OMG To Acquire Green Computing Impact Organization

The Object Management Group (OMG), the longtime IT integration standards group, will acquire the Green Computing Impact Organization Inc. (GCIO), an organization focused on sustainability standards and practices.

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The Object Management Group (OMG), the longtime IT integration standards group, will acquire the Green Computing Impact Organization Inc. (GCIO), an organization focused on sustainability standards and practices.

OMG executives look forward to marrying IT and sustainability efforts. "We are very excited about the opportunity to help companies save money, reduce their dependence on resources such as power, paper, water, etc. and increase their sustainability through business IT," said Richard Soley, chairman and CEO of OMG, in a statement. "We believe…GCIO will play a very important role in our strategic initiatives going forward."

"GCIO has led a movement to view green computing not just in the context of data centers and equipment, but as a vital role in an enterprises' business processes, management and operation," Soley added. GCIO shares stories of lessons learned and successes, compares ROI and TCO metrics, and develops educational and promotional material to drive sustainability throughout the enterprise business world, according to OMG. GCIO will work cooperatively with the OMG-managed SOA Consortium and BPM Consortium.

Prior to the merger, GCIO and OMG were working on OMG's proposed Green Computing Maturity Model (GCMM), which will be a formal industry standard way to define, assess and monitor an organization's sustainability across all aspects of the business, including facility management, corporate procurement/supply chain, governance, business processes, business operations and business data. GCMM lets companies model and measure their "green" maturity.

"It was a natural fit for GCIO to join OMG in their important work and help propel the business IT community towards a sustainable future," said Karen Larkowski, founder and CEO of GCIO, who will continue to lead GCIO as well as provide leadership of the BPM Consortium as General Manager at OMG.



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