IT4IT™ Training & Certification

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IT4IT is a vendor-neutral Reference Architecture for managing the business of IT. It underpins the important work done with IT frameworks such as TOGAF 9, COBIT and ITIL and enables IT management to work across the entire Value Chain in a better, faster, and cheaper way.

The initiative offers a new level of standardization for the management of IT and allows the IT function within an organization to achieve the same level of business discipline, predictability and efficiency as other functions in the business, such as HR and finance.

Our IT4IT course gives a full overview of IT4IT, covering the basics, core concepts, and value streams.

To learn more about the history of IT4IT, it's evolution within the business and IT industry, and how understanding and practicing it can benefit you and your organization, continue reading below.

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The product of four years hard work by The Open Group, IT4IT was released in October 2015 and represents a blueprint for a vendor-neutral reference architecture and value chain-based operating model.

IT4IT does not replace anything. It complements and enhances your current structures, and addresses something that your existing frameworks, up until now, have never addressed.

Models such as ITIL and COBIT offer standards on a process level, but give nothing prescriptive. They do not tell you how to manage your service models and life-cycles, or what kinds of systems to put in place. IT4IT is the natural next step.

Since its conception, more than a trillion dollars has been spent on IT framework training, certification and implementation, with important work being done with ITIL and COBIT. But the recovery of this value has sometimes been regarded as elusive.

Other mature industry verticals, such as retail, and professionalized management functions such as Finance, all have a standard approach and reference architecture. The lack of such in IT is driving up cost. IT4IT is the solution.

IT4IT provides the structure and tools for organizations to manage their IT function as if it were a production-business in its own right. It allows the IT function within an organization to achieve the same level of business discipline, predictability and efficiency as other functions in the business.

It enables IT management to work across the entire Value Chain in a better, faster, cheaper way with less risk, and without involving a wholesale organizational change.

The IT4IT initiative offers a new level of standardization for the management of IT and allows the IT function within an organization to achieve the same level of business discipline, predictability and efficiency as other functions in the business, such as HR and finance.

  • IT4IT enables IT management to work across the entire Value Chain in a better, faster, cheaper way with less risk.

  • It provides a vendor-neutral, technology-agnostic, and industry-agnostic reference architecture for managing the business of IT, enabling insight for continuous improvement.

  • It is industry-independent to solve the same problems for everyone.

  • It is designed for existing landscapes and accommodates future IT paradigms.

  • It is process-agnostic. It is intended to support Agile as well as waterfall approaches, and Lean Kanban process approaches as well as fully elaborated IT service management process models.

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