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ALSO CALLED: ITSM
DEFINITION: IT Service Management (ITSM) is a process-based practice intended to align the delivery of information technology (IT) services with needs of the enterprise, emphasizing benefits to customers. ITSM involves a paradigm shift from managing IT as stacks of individual components to focusing on the delivery of end-to-end services using best practice process models. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure  … 
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IT Service Management: Lay the foundation for reliable IT operations and support
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: As companies strive to improve performance, they typically encounter several challenges along the way. This white paper describes a few of these obstacles and explains why a service-oriented, lifecycle-based approach to management is essential.
Posted: 19 Aug 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

IT Service Excellence
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

Serena Service Manager
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an overview of the IT service management (ITSM) market and provides criteria for for successful vendor assessment and product implementation.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

SERENA Software, Inc.

5 Questions about ITSM and Cloud Computing
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This asset  is based around the service lifecycle approach to service management and it can provide great support to organizations in reducing risk and gaining maximum benefit from cloud computing. Learn the opportunities and pitfalls of enabling Cloud Computing without instituting ITIL best practice processes.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

CA Technologies.

The Promises, Challenges and Imperatives of Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper to gain a new perspective on managing data center infrastructures that recognizes; the importance of real-time data to understand the true capacity of available infrastructure, interdependencies between logical and physical layers, the need for more powerful management tools that can guide design, and much more.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Avocent

VMware and Cloud Computing - An Evolutionary Approach to an IT Revolution
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware offers a unique, evolutionary path to cloud computing that reduces IT complexity, significantly lowers costs and enables more flexible, agile service delivery. Access this paper for a detailed look at the VMware approach to the cloud.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

VMware, Inc.

Top Ten IT Systems Management Pain Points
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: Managing the IT infrastructure for small and mid-sizedcompanies is a thankless job. People just don’tunderstand the expertise, time and patience required.Kaseya presents the top ten IT management pain pointsand our solution for making your life easier.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms - Trusted Compute Pools with Parallels*
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Applying the ideas and principles of cloud computing to IT operations can offer organizations agility and cost savings. For workloads which need to be highly elastic, like those of software developers, using an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach is often the best choice.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Intel

Intel's Vision of the Ongoing Shift to Cloud Computing
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Intel's Cloud 2015 Vision is that cloud computing is federated, automated, and client-aware. Moving the industry toward that promise will require a focus on three industry-wide pillars of cloud computing - efficiency, simplification, and security - and on solutions that are open, multi-vendor and interoperable.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011

Intel

Strategies for Choosing A SaaS-Based I.T. Service Management Solution
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The choice on how best to consume software - whether on-premises or through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model - is based on your specific requirements at different points in your business and organizational lifecycles. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

BMC Software, Inc.

The Importance Of Real-Time Executive Dashboards
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In conducting in-depth surveys with 154 IT decision-makers in North America and the UK, Forrester found that enterprises achieved better IT efficiency and better support for corporate goals by providing integrated, real-time, and accurate information through the implementation of customizable, real-time dashboards.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

ASG Software Solutions

Reduce your Data Storage Footprint and Tame the Information Explosion
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how IBM Tivoli’s flagship products can help you build a smarter storage infrastructure that scales to meet your evolving business requirements. Continue reading to learn how to reduce your storage footprint and tame the information explosion.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

IBM

Standardizing IT Service Management - Best Practices Based on HP Experience in ITSM Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how HP helps organizations implement effective, cost-efficient service desks and the IT processes that make them work.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Gartner Middle East CIO Leadership Forum
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Join Gartner analysts from 28 February to 1 March in Dubai, industry thought leaders and a select group of your peers to find new answers to new questions - and learn how your IT leadership can create and follow the path to world class best practice.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Gartner

MSP’s Single Most Important Marketing Message
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses the importance of marketing yourself to your clients and how you should do it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

The Best Way to Deliver IT Support to Businesses as an MSP
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the best ways to deliver IT support to businesses as a managed services provider.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

GFI MAX Building Blocks – The Answer to IT Services
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses his experience as a managed services provider to small businesses in the surrounding area with one of the fastest growing and most well-reputed IT Support Companies in his country. He also discusses how he started working at GFI and creating the idea for GFI MAX Remote Management software.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Managed Services or Break fix? One Size Doesn’t Fit All
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the benefits of Managed Services using the GFI Building Blocks program.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Workload Automation for the Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses workload automation and job scheduling as it pertains to cloud computing and helps enterprise IT leaders understand the workload automation landscape by raising questions they need to carefully consider for long-term success of their datacenter workload automation strategy.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

Opting Out of the Upgrade Arms Race
sponsored by Star
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the true cost of the upgrade cycle and evaluates the business case for in-house IT versus fully outsourced.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Star

IBM Service Management for the Intelligent Utility Network
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The current utilities environment requires companies to decrease costs while increasing the ability to control utility assets. One key challenge is how to take advantage of new technologies to better manage the delivery of service to customers today and into the future. IBM Service Management for the IUN provides a blueprint for getting started.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

IBM

Identify and Leverage Your Existing Service Life Cycles
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief will illustrate the progression of service management since the 1990s, illuminate the hidden service life cycles and discuss how, once they are visible, we can start to make them work — to improve services and better align IT with business objectives.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2010

IBM

Master the Management Challenges of Your Virtualized Environment with IBM Service Management Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While virtualization can enable more efficient infrastructures, it does not address the single largest cost element for most data centers—the labor to manage this environment. Read the white paper to find out how IBM Service Management Solutions can help you implement and manage your virtualized environment.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2009

IBM

IBM Tivoli Service Request Manager White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM white paper will show you how you can help your organization manage incidents and problems, restore critical services, and minimize service desk calls in this white paper.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

IBM

USENIX HotCloud '10
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes infrastructure software for this new IT landscape. It will discuss the service-oriented distributed management necessary to create an IT platform.
Posted: 21 Oct 2010 | Published: 21 Oct 2010

Novell, Inc.
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IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  Library) is a globally recognized collection of best practices for information technology (IT) service management.ITSM audits are based on analysis of four key performance indicators in specific ways: Growth and value, which involves tracking revenue growth against investment and utilization. Budget adherence, which involves optimizing the use of available funds and avoiding unnecessary expenditures. Risk impact, which involves identifying and evaluating the consequences of risks taken or avoided. Communication effectiveness, which involves examining customer feedback and gauging customer … 
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