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The State And Direction Of IT Service Management: 2012 To 2013

March 18, 2013

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Forrester Research, in conjunction with itSMF-USA, conducted its second annual survey to understand the state of IT service management (ITSM) in 2012 and its direction in 2013 — a critical practice in IT infrastructure and operations organizations. We're happy to report that service management continues to be a wise investment, as it pays high dividends in service quality and organizational productivity, which naturally lead to cost reductions. But ITSM professionals need to direct more investment toward strategic initiatives, such as service strategy, service portfolio management, and demand management, while maintaining their strengths in incident and change management. At the same time, ITSM professionals must keep their eyes on the increasingly morphing vendor community. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders should use this report to benchmark their service management and automation (SMA) priorities, strategies, and maturity to peers.

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Table of Contents

  • ITSM Continues To Be Valuable To Individuals And Their Businesses Alike
  • The Maturity Of SMA Processes: Good Firefighters, Bad Strategists
  • Hot Topics In 2012 That Will Drive Priorities And Spending Into 2013
  • The Vendor Landscape Remains In Flux And Dominated By Behemoths
  • Supplemental Material
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