The Open Group launched the The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum to provide a vendor-neutral environment for IT executives to meet, gain knowledge and lead the development of the IT4IT Reference Architecture for IT portfolio management.
The IT4IT Forum has been established 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 IT4IT standard is intended to enable the IT function to achieve the same level of business discipline, predictability and efficiency as other business functions. The new standard will also embrace and complement existing processes and methodologies (e.g. ITIL®, CoBIT®, SAFe® and TOGAF®) by taking a data-focused implementation model perspective across the entire IT value chain.