Starting from scratch in 2009 – new chances for ITIL, ITSM and Cloud Computing…

It is 7am on the 1st of January 2009 – always a special moment the start of a new year. We have a tradition that on the 31st of December we grab a little notebook that we hide during the year and look back at our goals and ambitions that we wrote down on the 31st of December of last year. It is great fun to look back at all the goals and targets we achieved (tick) and missed (crosses). Even our 7 year old joins in with his goals and targets for the next year…

And now 2009 is here…  we look at an empty calendar and consider all the things we want to do and achieve this year. 

What will it bring for our ITIL certification programs? With the current economic situation, even in some countries,  organisations need this more than ever…
Service gives visibility of IT Services, gives better controls on the IT group, it helps with making strategic decisions due to the improved quality (and quantity) of information available to support these decisions. BUT… will their leaders have the insight and the guts to continue to hire educational services? To educate and grow the knowledge kept within their IT groups about IT Service , IT governance and standards compliancy… Honestly, I don’t know…

And what about ? Again… this is such a great opportunity for many organizations to continue to deliver the IT services to its clients with more storage and more processing power… for a fraction of the price! That must be good news to most CIO’s . But it is also a fairly new concept and I am questioning if CIO’s will dare to choose as a viable option for their IT Service Delivery.

No matter how you look at it, 2009 is a clean slate; we start from scratch and there are many new chances and opportunities to help IT organizations (and therefore companies at large) in achieving their goals by utilizing ITIL, IT Service Management and Cloud Computing. 
I am very excited about this idea and can’t wait to get back to the office again to start talking to our clients again…

only 4 more sleeps!