Thursday, May 24, 2007

itSMF to develop their own materials !!

Brian Jennings, big wig chief of the itSMF International community announced today, at the first itSMF Taiwan (one day) conference the news that itSMF are going to develop their own intellectual property.

Brian stated that in order to make the itSMF all that it should be, their needed to be additional funds... how does your intrepid reporter know this... easy, I was there and I took notes!

So in the space of a few short months we have moved from a vendor neutral, non-profit organization for Service Management professionals to join, to one that is openly looking to make profit.

And the itSMF has a captive market for selling its own material !! Every member - corporate and individual supplies all their details as part of thei registration process. I wonder if there is a tick box on the application form regarding the deilvery of sales material?? :-)

Is this another jab at the vendor community that has supported itSMF over the years, with sponsorship dollars OR is it a sweetheart deal between the itSMF and some "choosen few" vendors.

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Ian Clayton said...

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May 30, 2007 12:54 PM  
Ian Clayton said...

Do you have any proof you can point to of this statement?

May 30, 2007 12:56 PM  
ITSMer said...

Ian, only that it was on a slide that Brian presented in Taipei.

This was along with other itSMF initiatives that others have mentioned.

I thought it was an interesting thing to say; which is why I've reported it to the community.

itSMF are of course free to develop their own intellectual property - but it does thrown an interesting new angle on the market.

May 30, 2007 11:41 PM  

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