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ITIL - Standard of the Month: Information Technology Infrastructure Library

25 Feb 2015 7:33 PM | Bill Hakanson

28 February 2015 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – March is ITIL month at S4E.

 All this month, S4E – “Standards for your Enterprise” – is featuring the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This means S4E’s ITIL folio is available free of charge to all S4E site visitors.

In addition to source, cost to use information, use cases and links to independent reviews, on the S4E ITIL page you will learn the “creation of ITIL begin in the 1980s by the United Kingdom's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA). It is now owned and licensed by AXELOS Ltd, a joint venture between Her Majesty's Cabinet Office and Capita Plc.  AXELOS Ltd. Is a consultancy – ITIL is the first standard featured on the S4E site sourced by for-profit entity.

From S4E’s ITIL page visitors will find a link to the Wikipedia compilation which includes a section on ITIL shortcomings that some might find interesting. For example:

“ITIL has been criticized on several fronts, including:

·         the books are not affordable for non-commercial users

·         implementation and accreditation requires specific training

·         debate over ITIL falling under business service or IT service management frameworks

·         the ITIL details are not aligned with the other frameworks like IT service management”

This and much more information on ITIL is available through the S4E Standards Navigator™ portal.

In addition to ITIL, the S4E body of knowledge features folios on:

  • ArchiMate
  • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
  • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
  • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
  • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
  • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Soon to be posted:

  • PEAF

What S4E offers is an accumulation of web links and information on these standards including the name of the owner or developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

S4E offers benchmarking on standards implementation among users, use case articles, and forum discussions to help illuminate S4E subscribers. In addition, S4E connects members to knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

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