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Gartner's Open Computing Framework: A Unified Approach to Assessing Openness Across IT

Published: 30 November 2015

ID: G00292242

Analyst(s): Mark Driver , Mike West , Joachim Herschmann


Given the impact of openness on IT buying decisions, IT leaders should have some framework for assessing it. The Gartner Open Computing Framework is a general framework for organizing and synthesizing specific, discrete definitions of openness.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Five Dimensions of Openness
    • Openness Characteristics
    • Openness Benefits
    • Openness Resources
    • Openness Aspects
    • Openness Activities
  • The Gartner Open Computing Framework
  • Conclusion

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