Austin 2016: Proceedings - IT4IT Forum

IT4IT™ Forum Members' Meeting

Objective of Meeting

The IT4IT™ Forum has been established by enterprise customers, IT service providers, and tools vendors to help IT departments address the strategic challenges brought about by the changing IT landscape. It will create and drive the adoption of the IT4IT standard to provide a vendor-neutral Reference Architecture that supports management and execution across the IT value chain. The Reference Architecture will enable the provision of data-driven insights that help IT organizations focus on business outcomes while delivering solutions faster and with reduced cost and risk.

The primary purpose of the meeting was to further work of the Forum.


The meeting consisted of a series of working group meetings, together with a series of discussion sessions of the full Forum.

The content working groups continued or started their work on the following topics: Core, IT Financial Management, IT Asset Management, Service Model Management, and CxO Value Proposition.

The Core working group, which is responsible for the overall planning and integration of the content working groups, continued the planning for the next version of the Technical Standard. It is currently planned that the next version will be released by December 2016. Work is underway to merge the content updates from the various working groups, with the intent that the resulting draft document will be ready for review in the third quarter.

There were discussion sessions on the various strategic issues concerning the future direction of the Forum. An initial session was held on the topic of Tool Certification.

There has been a continued increase in participation in the Forum. In total, there are now over 60 companies and over 350 individuals participating in the Forum.

Next Steps

The focus up until the Paris event will be on the finalization of content for the next version of the Technical Standard.

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