What is IT4IT? Everything you Need to Know

Learn about IT4IT - A vendor-neutral Reference Architecture for managing the business of IT.

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Released in Q4 2015, The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture standard is focused on defining, sourcing, consuming, and managing IT services.

The IT4IT standard reduces cost, simplifies, and brings end-to-end traceability to your IT production. In short, the IT4IT standard enables IT management to work across the entire Value Chain in a better, faster, and cheaper way with less risk.

Good e-Learning offer a leading online training course for IT4IT Foundation v2.1, which has been fully accredited by The Open Group.

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Why Adopt the IT4IT Standard for Your Organization?

With the IT4IT standard, The Open Group members have produced a practical and usable piece of work that underpins and enhances things like COBIT®, ITIL®, ISO, CMMI, and Agile, and it relates directly to TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate®.

Borrowing from the management principles that transformed manufacturing, the IT4IT standard consists of a formal IT operating model, based on the value chain approach, known as the IT Value Chain, and a three-level functional reference architecture encompassing four major IT value streams.

Why does IT need the IT4IT Standard?

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.

Applying value chain thinking to your operations allows you to see where your weaknesses are, where the bottlenecks are and where your greatest opportunities are to improve. It gives you prescriptive guidance on how to manage your service models and life-cycles, and what kind of systems to put in place.

Organizing around the IT Value Chain professionalizes IT to the level of other key departments in the business such as Finance, Supply Chain, etc...

The data-driven IT4IT Reference Architecture enables insight for agile improvement that brings an increased IT focus on business outcomes.

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