The ITIL® Service Operation stage of the ITIL framework highlights best-practice for delivering IT to meet agreed service levels for both business users and customers. ITIL Service Operation also includes the day-to-day management of technology needed to deliver and support services.
The efficient delivery of agreed services is essential to maintain business satisfaction and confidence in IT. It reduces the risk of service outages, and ensures that authorised levels of access are consistently available.
The guidance included in this publication describes the processes, technology, and activities required to deliver services, and also the people who control how practices are applied. It is relevant for any professional involved in the management of services, but particularly IT managers and practitioners, IT operations and support, service desk management and staff, technical management staff and application management personnel.
- Controls service outages and reduces their impact.
- Maximises value of services for the business.
- Monitors performance and benefits, providing data for continual improvement and investment planning.
- Protects IT security by upholding authorised access levels.
- Automates operations, increasing efficiency and competitive advantage.
Anyone considering ITIL professional accreditation should note that this is one of the only sources from which the ITIL exam questions are taken.
ITIL Service Operation is part of the most widely recognised framework for IT service management in the world, used by thousands of organisations – small and large – from both public and private sectors.
Other publications within the ITIL Lifecycle Publication Suite include: ITIL Service Strategy, ITIL Service Design, ITIL Service Transition and ITIL Continual Service Improvement.