Whether serving public sector organisations, owner managed businesses, private individuals or listed companies with overseas operations, our goal is to help our clients achieve their ambitions. Service management is a generic activity which didn’t originate from the IT industry, and therefore is much bigger and more widely applied than IT service management or business service management. BSM and ITSM can be considered as applications of service management in a specific context.
An IT service may not be customer-facing, for example, an IT service which is seen as ‘back office’ as it supports the execution of an internal business process, such as the support for a billing process which the finance department would own and manage. Business service is a broad term encompassing an array of industries serving the needs of corporation, consumers, and citizens. It includes various sectors like finance, professional services, management of companies, administrative support, hospitality and tourism.
Advocates of BSM often use it to support a change from a culture which is very technology-focused to a position which understands and focuses on business objectives and benefits. Rather than supporting an internalized technology view, there is a shift to recognize and support customer needs and the delivery of value to business stakeholders including shareholders. A BSM initiative often underpins a shift in maturity for an IT department or service provider towards a more proactive and predictive operating model rather than the reactive and fire-fighting behavior which has been common in many IT operations. IT departments and Service Providers who reach this level of maturity often report improved relationships with their customers and business colleagues, being recognized as ‘Trusted Business Partners’ and ‘Competent Suppliers’ who deliver added business value rather than being considered a commodity or ‘Necessary Evil’.
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