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Why use the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture rather than existing standards/frameworks?


There has been much IT management guidance, but there are a number of gaps and issues.

  • Most of what the broader community thinks of as “IT standards” are technical e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML.
  • Existing standards are proving slow to adapt.
  • Most existing standards are proprietary.
  • IT management standards are not developed explicitly as a full, multi-view reference architecture.

The data-driven IT4IT™ Reference Architecture enables insight for agile improvement that brings an increased IT focus on business outcomes. The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture provides prescriptive guidance to design, source, and manage services in a business value chain-based framework called the IT Value Chain.