The Open Group made use of Wheatstone's extensive experience and knowledge of the mobile telecoms and computing sector to recruit active Forum participants and to keep the focus of the development effort on track.

"Wheatstone did an excellent job of growing and directing the MMF during it's formation and high growth phases. Their contacts and networking skills enabled the forum to reach critical mass quickly and produce deliverables that had value to the members and others in the industry."

Graham Bird, VP Marketing

The Open Group

The Open Group


Open Standards organisation The Open Group were being persuaded by their sponsor members to address the convergence of Computing and Telephony happening in the cellular industry.


Having no staff skilled in this area The Open Group contracted Wheatstone to conduct a comprehensive technical analysis of the sector, looking specifically for gaps and overlaps in standards which would create inhibitors to the implementation of end to end solutions. Having delivered this research at a Global conference, Wheatstone were then retained to create comprehensive documentation on all the regulatory and commercial standards initiatives in progress and to present this information in the form of an online portal.


Having established that there was indeed standards issues in the area of Mobile Data, Wheatstone Consulting launched a global initiative called he Mobile Management Forum on behalf of our client. During the launch phase Wheatstone wrote a White Paper setting out the aims and objectives of the effort and conducted the initial European analyst and press tour as well as recruiting many of the 25 founder members.


Members of the forum included Boeing, Sun, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, JP Morgan, IBM, Symbol, Cisco, NTT DoCoMo, Symbian, and NetMotion Wireless.


Wheatstone Consultants continued to be involved in the day to day running of the Mobile Management Forum, providing technical, procedural, and market analysis skills. In 2001 we also prepared and executed the Japanese launch of the Forum.


The Forum completed is primary objective in mid-2003 at which point Wheatstone Consulting handed back management and maintenance of the Forum to Open Group staff.


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