ITIL

The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is an integrated, process-based, best practice framework for managing IT services.

It provides guidance for creating and operating a Service Desk that provides efficient communication between the user community and the IT provider. Originally initiated to improve IT service management for the UK central government, it has become a standard for many organizations; public or private sector, large or small, centralized or distributed.

ITIL provides processes for three service concepts: design, transition, and operation.

Service concept Processes
Design
  • service level management
  • availability management
  • capacity management
  • supplier management
  • service catalog management
Transition
  • change management
  • knowledge management
  • asset management
  • configuration management
  • release management
Operation
  • request fulfillment management
  • event management
  • incident management
  • problem management
  • facilities service automation