What is COMMON?

COMMON is the world's largest professional association of IBM technology users, representing 20,000 IT professionals. We provide independent education, certification, advocacy and networking among users, IBM, and related third-party solution providers.

COMMON’s Strategic Vision

To be the recognized leader and industry source for advocacy, networking, and education in the global business computing community.

COMMON’s Mission

A global organization of Power Systems business computing professionals who:

  • Foster leadership in business computing  and provide advocacy on business computing issues
  • Deliver education and aggregated content to meet membership needs.
  • Provide industry recognized professional certification.
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration to build community.