April Fool

OGC re-forms to create DevOps body of knowledge

The Efficiency and Reform Group of the UK Cabinet Office are about to announce that the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) will be resurrected immediately in order to develop a British standard DevOps.

Axelos selling ITIL?

The IT Skeptic has seen paperwork today that appears to confirm big news for ITIL. Yes folks, we believe Axelos has sold ITIL® to a consortium of independent ITSM consultants.

Google enters the fitness device market

After the demise of their flagship innovation product, Google Glass, Google have come back strongly with the release of their new body monitoring device, part of the ChromeBit family, as a direct challenge to fitness monitoring devices such as FitBit.

Google to introduce subscription charges for Gmail

Google today announced new subscription pricing for their popular Gmail service, in the face of falling advertising revenues and a massive capital shortfall resulting from their investments in robotics, drones, and driverless cars.

The death of the Service Desk software industry - major player on brink of pulling out

What major service desk software vendor is considering pulling out of the sector entirely?

Google Project DriveL will revolutionise online discussions and debates

Hard on the heels of the news on Google Babble comes an inside leak of another linked secret project: Google DriveL. This super-secret "social community connector" will allow all discussion about a topic to be seen in a single thread, a "rich community experience".

New Service as a Service offering raises some questions

The IT Skeptic is not sure what to make of recent leaks about Google's upcoming extension to Google Apps: Service as a Service (SaaS+).

COBIT v5 will reduce number of processes covered to align with ITIL V3

I heard today that COBIT 5 will have only 27 processes, to align better with ITIL V3. Clearly ISACA have buckled under, surrendering to the momentum ITIL has in the industry. What's next? Allowing ITIL certifications as credit towards COBIT? For those interested the details are:

Squeell: a breakthrough application of social media to IT Service Management takes ITIL to the next level

Finally some sensible use of social media in service management!

Life imitates art: the IT Skeptic's April Fool comes true on the same day!

Life imitates art, twice. A NetworkWorld article quotes two surveys, both of which link beautifully - the less skeptical would say spookily - with two items published by the IT Skeptic on the same day!

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