About Information Technology Infrastructure Library

Essay by kiteUniversity, Bachelor'sA, October 2006

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Nowadays, most of enterprises are facing a key challenge: The globally accelerating business dynamics in nearly all markets require maximum awareness and flexibility of the entire organization to quickly adapt the business approaches to the changing environment and requirements.

To successfully face these challenges and winning in today's competitive global markets; enterprises need to become more adaptive. This implies that business processes, supporting information technologies and organizational structures have to be flexible and responsive to change in order to ensure sustained competitiveness.

1. Challenges to IT operations

Organizations are realizing that they need enforceable and repeatable IT processes that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of their IT services, drive compliance with regulatory requirements, and reliably support key business needs. Achieving control, compliance, and alignment is an extremely difficult task due to the complex nature of the modern IT operations environment.

Today, many organizations are turning to best practices like ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) for guidance on how to meet this growing pressure to align their IT service management with the increasing IT-dependent requirements of their business.

2. Why ITIL and what are the benefits?

2.1 Why

The ITIL has become the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the industry. ITIL provides a comprehensive and consistent set of best practices for IT service management, promoting a quality approach to achieving business effectiveness and efficiency in the use of information systems.

ITIL is based on the collective experience of commercial and government practitioners worldwide. This has been combined into one reliable, coherent approach, which is fast becoming the de facto standard used by many of the world's leading businesses. The ITIL was originally developed by the government of the United Kingdom in an effort to better manage service delivery to its IT...