The Open Group, the vendor-neutral IT consortium, has announced the release of a new book to support its IT4IT Reference Architecture Standard at The Open Group San Francisco 2016. IT4IT™ for Managing the Business of IT – A Management Guide, developed by The Open Group IT4IT Forum, provides guidance on how the IT4IT Reference Architecture can be used within IT organizations to improve the performance and efficiency of the IT function.
The Management Guide provides best practice advice and focuses on the data and automated workflows needed to manage IT services from a business perspective, which is in a lean and agile manner.
“While the IT industry has changed significantly in the last ten years, the management capabilities of the IT function required to leverage these advances, have not. The C-level has recognized that legacy IT management frameworks, processes and tools are actually hindering the IT organization as it strives to enable business innovation and enhance customer experiences, amongst other key business priorities. The approach outlined in the IT4IT Management Guide will facilitate that transformation,” says Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group
The IT4IT Management Guide focuses on a number of areas, including:
- The challenges of how IT is currently managed
- What is the IT4IT Reference Architecture Standard?
- The benefits of adopting IT4IT
- A high-level approach for the implementation of IT4IT
- Case studies on the adoption of the IT4IT Standard at Shell and Rabobank
To support the IT4IT Standard and complementing the Management Guide, The Open Group will soon be making available a foundation level training course and exam, with higher-level training and certification programs for IT4IT also becoming available later in the year.
To join The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum, please visit here.