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SIAM/MSI – An Introduction to Service Integration and Management/Multi-Sourcing Integration for IT Service Management

SIAM-MSI – An Introduction to Service Integration and Management-Multi-Sourcing Integration for IT Service Management

SKU: 4792
Authors: David Clifford
Publishers: ITGP
Format: Adobe eBook
ISBN13: 9781849288521
Pages: 62
Published: 18 Oct 2016
Availability: Available
Format: Adobe ePub
ISBN13: 9781849288538
Pages: 62
Published: 18 Oct 2016
Availability: Available

The first of its kind on the market, this pocket guide provides formal best-practice guidance for integrating and managing the services of multiple third-party IT service providers.

Read this book and discover:

  • What service integration and management (SIAM) is and how it can benefit your business
  • What approach should be taken when sourcing IT services in a multi-sourced environment
  • The challenges you may face and how you can overcome them

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Price: $14.95


A handy pocket guide to SIAM

In today’s competitive marketplace, many organisations rely on the support of outsourced IT services that were historically performed by internal IT personnel.

This pocket guide explores the various characteristics of this IT operating model.


"Very good reading material! So good, that I am considering creating this role within my org."

Silvia Prickel, United Airlines


Product overview

In order for multi-sourcing to be successful, organisations must be capable of integrating their service providers into a single, cohesive unit.

SIAM/MSI – An Introduction to Service Integration and Management/Multi-Sourcing Integration for IT Service Management explains:

  • The merits of a multi-sourced approach to outsourcing service towers.
  • The benefits of multi-sourcing contracts with service providers for specified towers.
  • How to align multi-sourced services.
  • The challenges of using a multi-sourced model.
  • How to determine the IT operating model (with reference to the international standards ISO 38500, ISO 38501 and ISO 38502).
  • The different types of service integration models (ISI, ESI and ETSI), and the benefits and challenges of each.
  • Aggregating service-level performance.
  • A multi-sourcing RFP approach, taking into account structural, operational and governance requirements.

If you’re thinking of moving from a single-source to a multi-source outsourcing model, this pocket guide has the answers to all of your questions.

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About the author


David Clifford is a director of Pace Harmon, an international advisory firm headquartered in the USA. He has contributed to a number of publications about IT service management, writing about ITIL®, service agreements and international standards. He also initiated and contributed to the development, and assisted with the promotion, of EXIN’s IT Service Management qualification program based on ISO/IEC 20000. He is currently Chair of the BSi committee on IT governance (ISO/IEC 38500) and contributes to the development of the IT service management standard ISO/IEC 20000 and BPO for IT enabled services (ISO/IEC 30105).

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