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Is ITIL for Everyone? Pros and Cons of ITIL

ITIL is probably the most used framework in the IT world right now. But it's easy to start taking it as undisputed truth, and something we don’t always ask ourselves is whether the ITIL framework works in every single scenario and for every industry. And, while we’re not shy about singing its praises, we also like to keep things real. Therefore, let’s take a look at the ITIL framework and ask ourselves: what are some of the pros and cons of ITIL?

Beyond Theory: Five Real-World Applications of ITIL Processes

ITIL processes have been used for decades to streamline IT service management in organizations across the world. The processes ensure the highest quality of IT services and customer satisfaction without overstraining the resources or budget. Even then, reading about ITIL processes can be a bit daunting; the processes appear too complicated and difficult to implement. But the fact is, ITIL is a set of guidelines, not a set of rules or standards.

5 ITIL Standards and Best Practices Your Help Desk Should Be Following

Let's say you’re already adhering to ITIL standards and an ITIL maintenance plan. That's excellent. But as we know, improvement is a “forever” process; an ongoing, continuous, ever-present quest for betterment. With that in mind, we think it’s a good idea to check out these 5 ITIL standards and best practices you can’t live without.

Top 5 CMDB Best Practices (And Worst CMDB Mistakes)

A robust IT asset management solution is key to the efficient delivery of IT services to an organization. It’s important to keep track of the organization’s assets, both hardware and software, to ensure continued service delivery. Without this, these assets may fail or stop functioning as intended and can cause inconvenient service disruption.

ITIL v3 vs. ITIL v4: An Introduction to the ITIL v4 Framework

Since it was developed in the 1980s, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has been maintained by Britain’s Office of Government Commerce (OGC). The ITIL framework is considered to set the standards for IT service delivery. The latest version is explained in a series of five books, each one focusing on different processes and stages.

What is ITIL Demand Management? An Introduction

Predicting consumer demand and ensuring you have the resources to support that is key to the success of any organization. The same is true for IT, and this is where ITIL demand management comes in. Demand management is an ITIL process that interfaces with multiple processes and manages expectations on both customer and service provider ends. Let’s explore the demand management process, what it entails, and what good demand management looks like.

Co-creating business value with ITSM

IITL has been adopted by organizations to streamline their IT service management since its conception in the 1980s. ITIL talks about co-creating value from a service management perspective in its latest version. ITIL 4 can be considered a modernized framework that is more in line with changing technologies; unlike previous versions, it emphasizes the importance of stakeholder collaboration for co-creating value. The latest version aligns with new work models such as lean, agile, and DevOps and supports modern technologies like AI and the cloud.

What Are the Main Benefits of ITIL 4?

Over the past decade, global spending on digital transformation has steadily increased. With the global pandemic and the subsequent shift to remote work and focus on online business, organizations have realized the importance of going digital and presenting a digital interface for both employees and clients. In fact, the total global spending on digital transformation is projected to reach 1.8 trillion US dollars in 2022 and 2.8 trillion USD by 2025.

Beyond Systems & Processes: ITIL Benefits to Individuals

The benefits of ITIL to a company or organization are widely discussed. This makes sense for the bigger picture, from the perspective of an organization. Smart organizations these days are adapting an ITIL framework to straighten out their IT service management and achieve business goals. However, it’s not so often you hear the question: what are the ITIL benefits to individuals?