The Open Group IT4IT Standard, Version 3.0

A Reference Architecture for Managing Digital


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The Open Group Snapshot
The Open Group IT4IT™ Standard, Version 3.0
A Reference Architecture for Managing Digital
Document Number: S220

Published by The Open Group, February 2022.
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