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There is more big news on the Open Group front these days with the just announced a merger with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO) that will affect the worldwide Enterprise Architecture (EA) professional community.

The union between the Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) and the GEAO forms the largest professional body for Enterprise Architects in the world, serving more than 9,000 members in 72 different countries. Please see the below press release for further details. 

According to various Forrester research reports on Enterprise Architecture  there is growing acknowledgment and interest in EA and its ability to assist business leaders in making critical business decisions that align an organization’s business and technology strategies. Given the growing awareness of the EA profession and the role it plays relative to IT and business, the merger between The Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) and the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO) is expected to have a great impact on global businesses and the EA professional community--bringing increased job opportunities through expanded certification programs (TOGAF and ITAC), ongoing advocacy and education services, and peer networking opportunities at local chapter meetings and international events.

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