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10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the introduction of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the networking market

100G CLR4 Alliance
Developed open, multi-vendor specifications for small, lower power optical transceivers in data centres using duplex single-mode fibre *Inactive

100VG-Anylan Forum
Promoted the 100VG-AnyLan, IEEE 802.12 standard *Inactive

1355 Association
Promoted the IEEE 1355-1996 standard (ISO/IEC 14575) *Merged with ISTO

2550100 Alliance
Promotes the standards development work begun by the Ethernet Alliance and 25G Consortium

ARCNET Trade Association (ATA)
Promotes the use of ARCNET technology

Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation (ACSI)
Developed interoperation between electronic services *Completed 2013

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries and governments

ATM Local Telephony Alliance (ALTA)
Developed and promoted hardware and software solutions for local networks by using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology *Inactive

Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC)
Promotes the evolution of edge network architectures and computing infrastructures to support high volume data services for connected-vehicles

AVnu Alliance
Promotes the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video bridging (AVB) standards

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Promoted blade server solutions *Dissolved in 2012

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Developed solutions and promoted collaboration in identifying business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content *Merged with the Service Creation Community (SCC) to form the Broadband Services Forum

Broadband Forum
Develops and promotes broadband technology for telecommunications, computing, networking and service

Broadband Internet Technical Advisory group
Promotes transparency of network management processes for technical issues pertaining to operation of the Internet

Broadband Services Forum
Promoted growth and collaboration in the broadband industry *Now the Broadband Forum

Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)
Developed standards to promote BPM on the network and internet *Merged with the Open Management Group in 2005 to form the Business Modeling and Integration Domain Task Force

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Care Connectivity Consortium
Develops a single stream of electronic health records (U.S.)

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Provides data transfer from information systems to production floors

CCIX Consortium
Promotes the adoption of an industry standard specification to enable coherent interconnect technologies between general-purpose processors and acceleration devices for heterogeneous computing

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Promoted wider industry adoption of cloud computing technology *Dissolved in 2010

CloudAudit (A6)
Promoted a common interface and namespace that allowed cloud computing providers to automate applications *Merged with the Cloud Security Alliance in 2010

CoaXPress (CXP) Consortium
Develops and promotes a high speed serial communication standard over coaxial cable

Content Alliance
Promoted and fostered interoperability of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) *Inactive

ControlNet International
Develops ControlNet technology and supports vendors and users of ControlNet products *Dissolved in 2008 and transferred support and management of ControlNet to Open DeviceNet Vendors Association

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
Develops and promotes standards among informatics professionals (Europe)

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DASH7 Alliance
Promotes the use of DASH7 wireless data technology

Data Center Markup Language Organization (DCML)
Promotes and maintains the DCML specification

DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications Forum (DECT)
Promotes digitally enhanced cordless technology

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promoted the development of a home wireless interoperable network *Dissolved 2017

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
Promotes the digitizing of AM bands below 30 MHz

Distributed Systems Interface (DSI) Consortium
Promotes and develops the Distributed Systems Interface (DSI) in automotive airbag systems

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eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Developed and promoted high-performance networking equipment using multi-core processors

Enterprise Grid Alliance
Developed enterprise grid solutions *Merged with the Global Grid Forum in 2006 to become the Open Grid Forum

Promoted development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network *Inactive

Developed and promotes interoperability between electronic health record systems (Europe) *Ended in 2014

Supports the development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards

Ethernet User Alliance
Promoted the Ethernet Standard *Inactive

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices *Inactive

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Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
Develops and promotes networking standards and infrastructure

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

Fieldbus Foundation
Develops and maintains the fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture

FlexRay Consortium
Developed requirements for a communication system for future automotive applications *Dissolved in 2009

Frame Relay Forum (FRF)
Promoted the implementation of Frame Relay standards *Merged with the MPLS Forum in 2003 to form the MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance

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GateD Consortium
Develops and promotes network routing protocol deployment

Gen-Z Consortium
Promotes Gen-Z, an open systems Interconnect designed to provide memory semantic access to data and devices via direct-attached, switched or fabric topologies

Global Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Industry Forum (GIIF)
Promoted the growth of the ISDN industry *Inactive since 2005

Global Organization for Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (GO-MVIP)
Promoted the MVIP standard for the computer telephony field *Now Dialogic

Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA)
Promotes the creation of a global wireless communications network

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

HDbaseT Alliance
Develops and promotes a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment environment

Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)
Develops and promotes the adoption of health information systems and exchanges

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Promotes use of healthcare information technology and management systems

High Performance Network Forum (HNF)
Developed and promoted High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking *Inactive

High Quality Mobile Experience (HQME) Working Group
Develops open standards to improve the mobile-content experience

High Tech Broadband Coalition (HTBC)
Promoted the development of broadband technology *Inactive

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum in 2013

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses *Dissolved in 2003

Hybrid Memory Consortium (HMC)
Develops and promotes HMC Integration into a wide variety of systems, platforms and applications

HyperTransport Technology Consortium
Promotes HyperTransport technology specifications

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ID Pro
Promotes and supports identity practitioners and projects with security and privacy lines of business

IDB Forum
Promoted the global integration of IDB networking *Inactive

IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliance (China)

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Promotes and maintains collaborative efforts of industry, academia, and government to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

Information Security Forum (ISF)
Promotes solutions involving security challenges to businesses

Infranet Initiative
Promoted and developed infranet technologies *Inactive

Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Develops and promotes access to comprehensive electronic health records (EHRs)

International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC)
Promoted packet-based network technologies and markets *Merged with the VoIP Group

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies (U.S.)

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Promotes and facilitates improvements in Internet architecture

IPSO Alliance
Develops and promotes IP as the protocol for sensor and control networks, or "smart objects"

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Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA)
Promotes the design and deployment of edge computing

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Supports and promotes further evolution of the Linux operating system

Local Interconnect Network Consortium (LIN)
Developed and promoted the Local Interconnect Network (LIN) Specification, a serial communication system for distributed electronic systems in vehicles *Inactive

LonMark International
Develops and promotes integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards

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Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Cooperation
Develops and promotes Media Oriented Systems Transport technology for the automotive industry

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Promotes optical Ethernet technology

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance
Promoted the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications *Now the Broadband Forum

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Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC)
Promotes the adoption of existing and emerging cross-domain interoperability standards

Network IPS Product Developers Consortium (NIPD)
Develops, promotes, and certifies network intrusion prevention technology

Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products *Merged with the Optical Internetworking Forum

Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)
Develops and promotes interoperability standards in the test community

Promotes the adoption of the Node JavaScript runtime for building scalable network applications

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Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG)
Develops and promotes standards for Ethernet-based, single pair unshielded networks in automotive applications

Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework *Inactive

Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance
Develops the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications

Open Data Center Alliance
Promotes the definition and standardization of requirements for next generation long term data centers and cloud infrastructure

Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA)
Develops and supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol

Open Edge Computing
Promotes maintenance of network functionality that offers connected compute and storage resources from nearby access points and other edge nodes

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)
Develops and promotes the adoption of interoperability specifications for network video in the security market

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Promotes and develops Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development

Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
Promotes the introduction of new NFV products and services

Open Virtualization Alliance
Promotes Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), an open-source virtualization solution

Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC)
Develops and promotes user video-capable communications with interconnected service providers

Develops and maintains the OpenCAPI high performance bus interface specification and ecosystem

Promotes the development and adoption of the OpenDaylight platform

OpenFabrics Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing

OpenIB Alliance
Developed, tested, licensed and distributed cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing *Now OpenFabrics Alliance

OpenSG User's Group (OSGug)
Develops and promotes advanced metering infrastructures and demand response solutions

Maintains pools of compute, storage, and networking resources

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
Promotes the development and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies

Develops, maintains, and promotes open standards for the automotive industry

OSGi Alliance
Develops specifications for modular assembly of software built with Java technology

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Parlay Group
Developed and promoted application programming interfaces *Dissolved in 2007

Develops technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades

Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA)
Promotes the mobile computing industry

Project JXTA
Develops, maintains and promotes the use of JTXA technology for peer-to-peer network communications and collaboration

Project MESA
Developed digital mobile broadband standards *Inactive since 2004

ProTECTS Allianace
Promotes two-way satellite-based location, tracking and messaging technologies

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RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

Remote Direct Memory Access Consortium (RDMA)
Develops specifications for remote direct memory access over TCP/IP

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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Scope Alliance (SCOPE)
Promoted the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications *Dissolved in 2012

Secure Chorus
Promotes a platform for multi-stakeholder cooperation in the field of information security

Sensor Network Consortium (SNC)
Promotes sensor network industry growth by fostering research in sensor networks and facilitating interaction between academia and industry

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Promotes the storage network industry

Streaming Video Alliance
Develops best practices, guidelines, technical specifications, and functional requirements that address critical challenges in the online video industry

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Telecom Infra Project
Promotes initiatives to improve data-intensive internet services and technologies

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Promotes the communications and information technology industries

The New IP Agency
Promotes network functions virtualization

The Open Group Real-time & Embedded Systems Forum
Develops and promotes high-assurance architecture models and standards, and corresponding certification, validation and training

Thread Group
Promotes the Thread protocol to connect home consumer electronics

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Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks *Merged with Open Interconnect Consortium

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Video Services Forum (VSF)
Promotes interoperability, quality metrics, and education for video networking technologies

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC)
Promoted and supported the VPN vendor community by acting as its trade association and promoting vendor products *Inactive as of 2015

VoLGA Forum
Developed and promoted specifications for LTE voice networks *Inactive since 2010

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WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)
Promotes the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum

Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig)
Developed to address faster wireless connectivity needs *Merged with the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2013

WirelessHD Consortium
Develops, maintains, and promotes the WirelessHD Standard for wireless high-definition transmissions

Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG)
Promoted networking technology to support Network Centric Operations (NCO) *Inactive

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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