Why Use IT4IT? Everything you Need to Know

If you ever need to sell the benefits of IT4IT in under two minutes, you should consider mentioning one of the following 10 reasons to implement IT4IT within your organization

The IT4IT Reference Architecture provides prescriptive guidance to design, source, and manage services in a business value chain-based framework called the IT Value Chain.

Quite simply, the IT4IT standard reduces cost, simplifies, and brings end-to-end traceability to your IT production. It enables IT management to work across the entire Value Chain in a better, faster, and cheaper way with less risk. It's the obvious solution.

10 Reasons to Implement the IT4IT Standard

If you ever need to sell the benefits of the IT4IT Standard in under two minutes, you should consider mentioning one of the following 10 reasons to implement IT4IT within your organization:

  • More successful projects (or making it more likely that IT initiatives will realize their expected benefits).

  • Improved stewardship and control of IT Investments by linking investments in IT to business drivers and business benefits.

  • Improved selection and prioritization of projects and IT initiatives, highlighting those that provide the highest business value.

  • The faster delivery of fixes or patches to resolve production problems.

  • Reduced development and maintenance cost due to better control on customizations and configuration changes (for example, preventing the building of features that are not necessary or have a low business value).

  • Better quality of software due to improved communication and collaboration with business and other stakeholders, leading to...

  • ...Improved customer experience and satisfaction.

  • Faster delivery of requested services with fewer errors (resulting in less rework and incidents).

  • Fewer unplanned/ad hoc activities or emergency changes.

  • Less need for users to call the service desk, and reduced support costs, by providing self-service and self-help capabilities to the user community.

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