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Most consortia promote standards as well as set them, while others are formed purely to promote a standard(s) or to educate users or technical staff about a standard(s). Still others seek to coordinate the efforts of consortia and SDOs, or to promote new business models (e.g., web services). Click on an organization's name to view a description of that organization and to access links that will take you to its homepage and any standards that it promotes.


3G Americas
Sought to integrate the five major wireless technologies and support their 3G migration *Now 4G Americas (North America/South America)

Develops and promotes standardization, certification, industry press, and training

Application Service Provider Industry Consortium, Inc. (ASPIC)
Promoted and supported the application service provider industry *Merged into CompTIA

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BSI Group
Promotes business improvement and global trade

Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network
Promotes business performance management (BPM) solutions

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Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX)
Promoted Chem eStandards and advocated for the chemical industry *Merged with Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC)

Develops and promotes new eCommerce technologies and business practices

Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI)
Maintains and promotes interoperability of research information

COoperation Platform for Research And Standards (COPRAS)
Seeks to improve the interface between research and standards by European Standards Organizations

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)
Promotes the advancement of customer experience management practices

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Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF)
Develops, maintains, and promotes standards for systems management in enterprise IT environments

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EAN.UCC System
Developed supply chain standards and numbering systems *Now GS1

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA)
Promoted market development and competitiveness in the U.S. high-tech industry (U.S.)

eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Develops and promotes high-performance networking equipment using industry-leading multi-core processors

European Forum for Energy Business Information Exchange (ebIX)
Develops standards for the energy industry (Europe)

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FileTek, Inc.
Provides large-scale storage virtualization and data management

Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX)
Develops an open protocol for real-time communication between participants in the Equity markets

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Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

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High Performance Network Forum (HNF)
Promoted High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking

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InCommon Federation
Develops a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research (U.S.)

Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
Develops an open reference architecture for the universal adoption of strong authentication practices

Innovation Value Institute (IVI)
Promotes a global standard to realize the business value of IT investments

Integration Consortium
Promoted and established guidelines for integration business practices

International Association of Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance)
Promotes the Managed Services industry

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Develops and promotes IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions

Itanium Solutions Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of Itanium-based solutions

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Jericho Forum
Promotes the secure flow of business data over the Internet

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Laser Illuminated Projector Alliance (LIPA)
Develops and promotes laser-based projection techniques

Liberty Alliance Project
Developed and maintained single sign-on identities *Transferred operations and materials to Kantara Initiative in 2009

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MIDI Manufacturers Association
Develops and promotes digital interface standards for the music industry

Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
Promoted mobile enterprise *Dissolved in 2007

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

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National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes

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Open Buying on the Internet Consortium (OBI)
Developed technical and business standards enabling purchasing via the Internet

Open Travel Alliance (OTA)
Develops business and systems specifications for the travel industry

Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)
Promotes awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
Promotes and develops standards based on XML, SGML, HTML and related structured information processing technologies

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Personalization Consortium, Inc. (PCI)
Promoted best practices relating to the use of Personal Information on the Internet

Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC)
Developed specifications for information modeling, information management, and data and application integration for the E&P a industries

Project Managment Insitute (PMI)
Promotes advancing the project management profession

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Develops and promotes open e-business process standards and services for supply chain partners

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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Develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
Promotes interoperability and component reuse in government and private sector applications

Software Productivity Consortium
Developed tools and processes to increase software quality

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Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Developed and promoted multi-industry standards, B2B supply chain solutions, and administered the Universal Product Code (U.S.)

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
Promotes and facilitates international transactions through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows

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VFEA International Trade Association (VITA)
Develops and promotes real-time, modular embedded computing systems

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Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Promoted Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages *Merged with OASIS

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