WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. As information technology in organizations grew more complex, it became evident there was a need for a more elaborated way to manage it. With the evolution of it capabilities from exotic additions in an otherwise human based process to full blown services available on demand as the organization requires, the challenge for effective it management has become to align technical capabilities with business goals and strategies. The purpose of this research is to go over the different paradigms focused on managing IT services based on business objectives. We first present a baseline concept of some relevant terms such business service and business service management, to ease the overview of several frameworks. We then describe one direction to which current research in the field is heading and finally we present a set of criteria we use to evaluate and compare all the considered frameworks and find their weaknesses and strengths.
When planning change, questions arise about who will be impacted by those changes. Which business services will be offline due to server or router maintenance? Who does the IT team need to notify about the impending maintenance, which business owners will be impacted? With a service-aligned approach, IT knows which business owners to alert ahead of time and to keep updated on status.
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Anisa Telwar Kaicker is CEO and founder of Anisa International, a maker of private label cosmetic brushes and applicators in Atlanta that serves clients such as Estee Lauder and Laura Mercier. She will often ask such customers what they think of a new brush before rolling it out. Even if I went into a client and said this is not fully vetted yet, but I’d like your insight, they were always honored to have a first look,â€ she says. They would be the ones buying the product.â€ To protect her ideas, she routinely files for provisional patents and will mention in conversations, This is patent pending.â€ Her firm, founded more than 20 years ago, now generates $40 million in annual revenue, she says.