Welcome To The Itil Open Guide!
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) defines the organisational structure and skill requirements of an information technology organisation and a set of standard operational management procedures and practices to allow the organisation to manage an IT operation and associated infrastructure. The operational procedures and practices are supplier independent and apply to all aspects within the IT Infrastructure.
ITIL was originally created by the CCTA
under the auspices of the British government, and ITIL is a registered trademark of the UK Government's Office of Government Commerce (usually known as the OGC
Within these sets are the specific descriptions and definitions of the various ITIL practices and disciplines.
For corporate/organizational certification, the relevant emerging standard is ISO 20000
. This is quickly emerging to be a central driver for ITSM, and is conceptually the framework within which ITIL itself operates
The 'open' ITIL FAQ
is intended to answer a number of common questions, including those related to ITIL v2
This site represents a community effort to explain and document ITIL as simply as possible. As a collaborative site, you are invited to contribute. If you have ITIL knowledge, please help us to improve the content of our website. Unfortunately we can’t offer any reward because the website doesn’t show advertising and therefore doesn’t generate income. The hosting is provided by A2 Hosting for a really cheap price; we applied their promo code
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THE OPEN GUIDE
This is an Open and Public Site for ITIL professionals and students. It is maintained by the ITIL community itself. Please feel free to contribute.
THE ITIL BOOKS
The ITIL volumes themselves are supplied worldwide via the publishers, TSO Books
To interact directly on ITIL related issues, the major user forums are the ITIL Community and the ITIL Yahoo Group.