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ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

itsmf itil  organization can better organize itself to understand and meet the needs of the business, from strategy to operations and ongoing improvement. The recommendations made in ITIL v3 stem from years of research into the best practices of leading organizations that have taken steps to elevate IT to the status of strategic partner. For these organizations, IT is much more than a back-office support function. As the example of online banking clearly illustrates, today-s IT is actively involved in the

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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


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Time to Change: New Thoughts on Supporting Business Change Fast and Flexibly


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The Case for Service-oriented Monitoring as the First Step of an ITIL Initiative


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