The IT4IT standard provides a vendor-neutral, technology-agnostic, and industry-agnostic reference architecture for managing the business of IT, enabling insight for continuous improvement. Together, the IT4IT Value Chain and Reference Architecture deliver value to IT practitioners and executives alike.
By Steve Nunn, President & CEO, The Open Group
As another new year begins, I would like to wish our members and The Open Group community a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! It’s been nearly 15 months since I transitioned into my new role as the CEO of The Open Group, and I can’t believe how quickly that time has gone.
Recently, The Open Group released a new open standard IT operating model and reference architecture called IT4IT™. They billed it as the answer to “How to run IT like a business.” At the same time, our Enterprise Architecture team at SKF was supporting the rollout of a major SAP initiative. To be successful in this initiative we became convinced that we must also simultaneously transform the way IT worked with the business to provide value.
IT4IT is structured around IT as a value chain supported by value streams, so it drives the conversation to value. Customers love this and realize immediately that the technology conversations they have been having with IT are the wrong ones.
By Michael Fulton, President, Americas Division of CC and C Solutions In my role leading work in both the Enterprise Architecture space as well as the
By Loren K. Baynes, Director, Global Communications, The Open Group The Open Group CEO & President Steve Nunn kicked off the second day of The