Massachussets, USA, 14 April 2007: Robert Frances Group (RFG) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of geospatial technologies in business. The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable organizations to better leverage and benefit from location information.
RFG is an international Information Technology consulting and research group which also provides actionable, timely advice, consulting, and research about the IT marketplace to Global 2000 executives.
“RFG will enable us to better understand the language and needs of many communities that have location information, but are not yet fully exploiting it in their businesses,” Mark Reichardt, President of OGC said. “Our members have done a great job of providing the technology and RFG will help us tremendously to understand how to make the case to non-users.”
“Many executives are unaware of the possibilities available by exploiting location,” said Ron Exler, Vice President and Research Fellow at RFG who leads their location work. “As the cost of this exploitation falls, often as a result of standardization, more and more businesses will see the value and use the technology to enhance business performance.”
With a focus on “the business of IT,” RFG helps IT executives maximize their effectiveness by helping them align IT efforts with corporate business strategies, drive revenue, improve productivity, and reduce IT costs. RFG accomplishes this by working closely and directly with clients to evaluate hardware and software acquisitions, help assess the impact of events, laws, and regulations, negotiate optimal contracts, and plan IT-empowered business strategies. For more information visit site http://www.opengeospatial.org.