Service Management is real

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, the Y2K spending overhang drove new attitudes to transparency and justification. This led to new techniques (or rather new adoption of established techniques) for business alignment: service management.

Fads in IT

The IT industry is certainly prone to its fads. This is a reflection of the immaturity of the whole industry (as compared to say most branches of engineering. You don’t see civil engineers coming up with cool new ways to build bridges every few years, especially not cool new ways that turn out to be more expensive and less safe than traditional techniques).

Who is the ITIL Skeptic?

[Update: the word is long since out that the IT Skeptic is Rob England]

Many people in my home city will figure it out easily, but I prefer to remain nominally anonymous because of the greater editorial freedom it gives.

Is ITIL another Y2K?

[This article has been podcast]

There certainly are some strong similarities.

Acknowledgements

There are not many, as few people take any contrarian position regarding ITIL.

Dean Meyer was one early influence.

So too was the IT Architect of a major retailer. In fact he was the one who started all this: thankyou Alan.

A cool look at ITIL

Now that ITIL is the de facto standard for IT operations, the time is ripe for a more objective evaluation of ITIL’s merits and caveats. Let's do that on this website. In the ITIL world it is still spring or summer.

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