where did OGC go?
ITIL v3 2011 is released and the little wanker* is no more. I am referring of course to the onanistic logo of the OGC that has appeared on the books for a couple of years. The IT Skeptic is reliably informed that the new edition of ITIL has no mention of our beloved OGC anywhere.
The books are Crown Copyright. TSO's logo is on them as "the official publisher". There is a "HM Government" logo to remind us Liz still owns ITIL. And a couple of mentions of The Cabinet Office. Some readers will be puzzling over where OGC went.
In June 2010, OGC was rolled into the new Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office with a new boss. Since then the OGC brand name has been slowly disappearing, although I'm pretty sure the little man with the problem in hand has appeared on books since then. British government bodies die hard.
Now finally with ITIL
V3.1 2011 OGC seems to have sunk into the murk.
The question of where they went is rather academic anyway - it is not as if OGC has been running anything for some time. I'm convinced they were just a revenue generating body to collect the royalties. They were certainly paid as if they were tasked with being a profit centre. And they went to great lengths to protect their revenue stream even when it ran contrary to Government policy, policy set BTW by the Cabinet Office. Now they're gone.
What all this means in the future is anyone's guess, including mine.
*Wanker: American readers may need to look this up