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ALSO CALLED: Information Technology Infrastructure Library, IT Infrastructure Library
DEFINITION: The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a globally recognized collection of best practices for information technology (IT) service management. The United Kingdom's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) created ITIL in response to growing dependence on information technology for meeting business needs and goals. ITIL provides businesses with a customizable framework  … 
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ITIL White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Service Desk Success: An Opportunity for Differentiation
sponsored by MicroFocus
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to formulate an effective approach to service desk management that will assist you in differentiating your service offerings from your competitors. Read on to ensure resources are aligned with business requirements, line management achieves control over the change management process, and more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

MicroFocus

Red Hat CloudForms Unifies and Improves Service Delivery and Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents an economic analysis of Red Hat CloudForms, which can automate operational processes and unify service management across multivendor virtual and cloud environments. Read on to streamline service delivery with features such as automated policy enforcement and remediation, and more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Red Hat

Continuous Integration and Delivery with Ansible
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: If your team is struggling to enable continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD), it may be time to consider implementing an IT automation engine. Read on here to learn about an open source automation engine that could help you enable CI/CD with zero downtime.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Oct 2017

Red Hat

How to Achieve a Successful Microservices Architecture
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to achieve success with microservices here. Read on to build your microservices foundation to improve upon service-oriented architecture, and thus benefit from easier development and maintenance, independent scalability of application components, and more.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Red Hat

SAM and the Software Catalog
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive white paper will show readers how to establish and maintain a software catalog for the purpose of ensuring that your software estate remains relevant and fit for its business purpose. View now to learn more, including SAM tools that can help automate many data collection and population tasks.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Snow Software

Mobile Device Inventory: The First Step in Enterprise Mobile Management
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Read on to examine the need for collecting and reporting on mobile inventory and how it needs to be part of an enterprise-wide software asset management (SAM) program. You'll discover a maturity path for managing mobile devices in a SAM context, and more inside.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Snow Software

Finding the Right SAM Model for Your Needs
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive resource to explore the pros and cons of various Software Asset Management (SAM) delivery options, 8 SAM questions to consider when making your decision, and how to go about analyzing SAM models based on your organization's software requirements.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

Snow Software

SAP's License Administration Workbench: An Essential Guide
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Don't let appearances fool you into thinking two management tools serve similar purposes when they actually serve opposing audiences. Access this white paper to better understand the stark differences between SAP's License Administration Workbench tool and software asset management technologies.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

Snow Software

Keeping Leadership Happy with IT Service and Support
sponsored by Samanage
WHITE PAPER: It can be difficult to know how your service desk is really performing. Are you meeting the SLAs set in place and do your technicians have appropriate workloads? Access this white paper to learn how you can implement performance tracking and reporting into your service desk solution.
Posted: 07 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

TOPICS:  ITIL
Samanage

7 Key Metrics that Bring Visibility to the Service Desk
sponsored by Samanage
WHITE PAPER: Download this infographic that shows 7 metrics to measure the success of your service desk. From cost per ticket to mean time to resolve, this brief guide will help you evaluate the success of your service desk, and highlight any areas that may need extra focus.
Posted: 07 Sep 2017 | Published: 14 Sep 2017

TOPICS:  ITIL
Samanage

Failing to Plan Is Planning to (IT) Sprawl
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: If left unchecked, IT sprawl can get the best of your organization. Redundant applications and disconnected information silos cause inefficiency to rise and customer satisfaction to fall. In this white paper, see how the right information platform can help you architect an environment that puts the brakes on IT sprawl.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

OnBase by Hyland

Failing to Plan is Planning to (IT) Sprawl
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: If left unchecked, IT sprawl can get the best of your organization. Redundant applications and disconnected information silos cause inefficiency to rise and customer satisfaction to fall. In this white paper, see how the right information platform can help you architect an environment that puts the brakes on IT sprawl.
Posted: 15 May 2017 | Published: 15 May 2017

OnBase by Hyland

Powering Up Digital Transformation with a 5-pillar Strategy
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Read on to examine the 5 pillars of digital transformation planning, including how to obtain buy-in from key influencers, conduct careful analysis of budget needs, and more. Discover here how to bring real digital-based business value to your organization.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

Moving Your Business to a Holistic, Digital-Driven Enterprise
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to transform your organization without undue workflow interruption by strategizing IT transformation with the 3 methods outlined here. Read on to establish alignment between the CIO and IT team on strategy, objectives, timeline, and deployment of internal and third-party resources.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

Flipping the Digital Switch: Bringing IT Harmony to Digital Transformation
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: As an IT professional, no doubt you may already be weary of the phrase "digital transformation." Before embarking on your journey, read this resource to examine 5 essential questions IT must answer in order to prepare your enterprise for its digital initiatives successfully.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

Enterprise DevOps: Building a Service Oriented Organization
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: DevOps is a fluid term, but now we need to nail it down. This white paper settles the definition of DevOps and describes the practices that best support it in creating the right organizational structure and managing the transformation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Atos

Building an Agile Infrastructure for DevOps
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Meet the challenges of the software-defined future by learning how to support DevOps within the enterprise. Read on to adopt DevOps-based principles with assistance from composable infrastructure (the centerpiece: infrastructure as code) to achieve shortened development cycles, and more.
Posted: 18 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Top Trends Driving the Need for Unified Cloud Management
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Managing diverse multi-cloud environments is a major hassle without proven (and secure) cloud-centric management solutions. Find out the top trends driving the need for cloud-centric management as we reveal how to best take control with unified cloud management tools, tactics and techniques.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

VMware

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

5 Ways to Save on IBM Licensing
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to put an effective software asset management strategy in place that's tailored to the complexities of IBM-specific processes and products. Access now to discover how you can increase the efficiency of entitlement management, licensing, and more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 16 Mar 2016

Snow Software

The Right Mix: Developing the Right Hybrid IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate the right hybrid IT infrastructure to meet the needs of your apps, services, and enterprise. Access now to learn the formula for achieving the optimal mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud services.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Navigating the Journey to IT Transformation: Breaking Down the Definition
sponsored by Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to weigh your infrastructure options—including DIY, reference architectures, and buying—and in particular, discover how converged and hyper-converged implementation will help your organization focus on other value-added activities.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Dell EMC Intel (Xeon) ®

Key Technical Support Considerations for the Cognitive Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover the different support and maintenance challenges that confront CIOs when implementing an infrastructure that includes new solutions like mobile, social, cloud initiatives and other new breeds of computer models, including cognitive.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2016

IBM

Unified Infrastructure Management for Databases: An Overview
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover unified database infrastructure management that delivers comprehensive monitoring across multiple database servers, as well as will uncover performance bottlenecks. Access now to ensure database integrity with a solution that supports Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM Informix.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies

Deepen Visibility into Cloud and Hybrid IT with Unified Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn why it's recommended your organization extends the visibility of existing infrastructure tools with a unified, hybrid IT monitoring platform—providing visibility into traditional and next-generation technologies. Read on to take a unified approach to IT ops, and monitor all hybrid cloud, software-defined, and converged environments.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

CA Technologies
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ITIL DEFINITION (continued): …  of best practices to achieve quality service and overcome difficulties associated with the growth of IT systems. Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft are two businesses that use ITIL as part of their own best practices frameworks.ITIL is organized into "sets" of books which are defined by related functions: service strategy, service design, managerial, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement. software. In addition to the books, which can be purchased online, ITIL services and products include training, qualifications, software tools and user groups such as the IT … 
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