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The itSMF repeats the same waffle in their introduction to ITIL V3, but they then take pity on us by providing a practical example, where the outcome of sales people getting more customer face-time is delivered by a service which provides remote access to systems.
In reality, we all know that sales people spending less time in the office does not translate to more time with customers. Even the ever dependable Wikipedia omits a definition. This might be because defining a service is hard. It is one of those words where people know one when they see one but struggle to create a crisp, clear definition that covers all instances.
IT is a pipe and what comes out the end are IT services. Customers and users care about all that infrastructure only so much as they care about the cost and standard of the delivered consumables. ITIL makes a good distinction between users and customers: They consume transactions running on technology.
They add, update, find, view and report data. They execute a process. They communicate with someone. The value and quality of those services is measured by whether they are the transactions that the users need, whether they do what is required, and how well they do it.
Okay, so this, then, gives us a nice, crisp definition, right?: IT Services are transactions on technology.
Well yes, and no of course. Now we will mess it up by exploring a grey area. Not all customers want to trust IT as a total service provider for good historical reasons.
They are not willing to look only at what comes out of the pipe. They either a want to know about the ponds, pumps, purifications and pipes and define the consumable in those terms or b they want to provide some of those themselves. The customer wants to take some responsibility for their applications, and looks to IT for platform servers, operating systems, desktops, databases, network, etc.
This is common in geeky departments like engineering but it can crop up anywhere. Whether one or the other model is preferred or prohibited should be defined in the IT part of the business' strategic plan, and each service definition should make clear where it fits.
What is important is for all parties to be clear on what the model is. Confusion and disagreement vanish the moment people realised they are talking on different levels. If we can ignore that real-world intrusion into the idealised total service provider model we can come up with a slightly more precise definition that still does not become too waffly: Every service provider sells the services they provide, even internal corporate service providers.
There can be services that someone is already consuming, and there can be services that are there but nobody is taking them yet.The word “service” certainly gets some exercise. ITIL v3 says “A service is a means of delivering value to customers by facilitating outcomes customers want to achieve, .
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