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From a technology-oriented to a service-oriented approach to IT management

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5 Author(s)
A. J. Keel ; IBM Software Division, Tivoli, 3901 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703-9135, USA ; M. A. Orr ; R. R. Hernandez ; E. A Patrocinio
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In this paper we focus on information technology service management (ITSM), a new direction for managing information technology (IT) organizations that requires a change from a technology-oriented to a service-oriented approach to IT management. We first examine the main challenges to implementing ITSM, which span four broad areas: process, people, technology, and data. Then we consider two strategies for implementing ITSM: top down and bottom up. Finally, we illustrate how a customer can implement ITSM by describing a simple scenario in which a business implements ITSM by using IBM Service Management solutions and tools and the top-down approach.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 3 )