A strong event management process that is able to detect changes of state throughout an organization’s IT environment is a key aspect of a complete suite of service management processes. Event management ultimately helps an organization maintain control through an understanding of the state of things, and how the state of those things changes in an IT environment.
Event management, although theoretically different, is fundamentally what most IT organizations refer to as “monitoring.” Monitoring an organization’s environment to determine whether important assets are in the state they should be, and knowing when that state changes, is a very important activity that many organizations spend significant portions of their budget doing.
Attendees of our webinar “Understanding the Difference Between Incident Management and Problem Management” had a lot of great questions for the webinar host, Global Knowledge ITIL course director and ITIL expert Michael Scarborough. So great, in fact, we decided to share them, along with Michael’s great answers.
The “ITIL® Service Strategy” book is likely the most important of the five ITIL core books, however, it is also chock full of things that most organizations and service management professionals will never encounter. In this blog post I describe the three most important aspects of the ITIL Service Strategy book.