Practical IT Service Management: A Concise Guide for Busy Executives, Second Edition

  • 2h 58m
  • Thejendra B.S
  • IT Governance
  • 2014

How can you ensure that IT problems do not damage your business? IT is integral to modern organisations, and the way you manage it can make or break your business.

IT service management - not just for the IT director: It is not enough for the IT manager to understand the latest technical developments. For your company to succeed, everyone in the IT department must also understand their role in achieving overall business goals.

IT service management questions answered: Written in a friendly question-and-answer format, Practical ITSM explains how to set up a technical service management structure, using the best practice framework established by the latest version of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL® 2011).

ITIL® framework for structured ITSM: The ITIL® system is the most widely adopted approach to technical IT service management worldwide. It shows technical support staff how to provide the efficient IT services that are vital to your company’s success. Learn how ITIL® can help you to:

  • Protect your company’s reputation: If you system goes down for any length of time, you might not be able to process an order or honour a contract. ITSM helps your business meet customer deadlines and expectations.
  • Safeguard vital information and recover from IT setbacks: Without adequate IT service management you could risk losing vital information, like payroll, billing and sales data.
  • Retain momentum: With a structured IT service management in place, routine maintenance issues can be quickly resolved, minimising delays and improving productivity.

About the Author

Thejendra BS is the IT manager for a software development firm in Bangalore, and has over 20 years of experience in IT. Besides working in India, his career has also taken him to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain and Australia. He has dealt with customers in many different areas of business, and has written many articles for websites such as and Visit for details of his other books and articles.

In this Book

  • Practical IT Service Management—A Concise Guide for Busy Executives, Second Edition
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to IT Service Management
  • Overview of ITIL® 2011
  • The ITIL® Lifecycle
  • Service Desk Function
  • Incident Management
  • Problem Management
  • Change Management
  • Release and Deployment Management
  • Service Asset and Configuration Management
  • Service Level Management
  • Service Catalogue Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Demand Management
  • Availability Management
  • Information Security Management
  • Access Management
  • IT Service Continuity Management
  • Financial Management for IT Services
  • Supplier Management
  • IT Operations Management Function
  • General Tips and Advice for IT Service Management
  • Sample SLA Between IT Services and Rocksolid Business Managers
  • Sample OLA between IT Department and the Electrical Department
  • Sample UC between Rocksolid IT Services and ABC Computer Corp
  • A Simple IT Service Management Flow with Interactions Among Different Processes
  • The ITIL® Glossary
  • ITSM Books and Other Resources