21 December 2016
ISO 20000 helps answer your questions around service delivery, security and business continuity.
Tegen gain their ISO certification for another three years!
When customers put their IT management and the maintenance of their IT systems into the hands of a third party what would they be looking for?
- How would they know that the outsourced IT provider can effectively look after their IT, the backbone of their business?
- How would they know if the provider securely handles sensitive information and data?
- How would they know if that provider is robust and has suitable business continuity plans to continue their services should they suffer a major outage or disaster?
Just three of the high level questions that would be going through any business owner or senior manager's mind when choosing an outsourced IT provider.
So how would they start to unravel this due diligence. Customer references? Visiting the provider's office and network operations centre? Asking for testimonials and case studies? Examine their partner certificates? Add these requirements into the 'Request for Proposal' (RFP for short)? The answer is of course yes to these.
Speaking to a provider that has their service delivery processes, security polices, business impact analysis assessments and business continuity, all externally audited and certified to an International Standard would instil the confidence immediately to an organisation looking to Outsource.
Now what if that provider was certified to a standard specific to the IT service delivery. One designed to ensure a thorough Service Management System was provided?
Step in ISO 20000...
ISO 20000 is an international standard for IT service management and delivery. It is a comprehensive certification that an IT provider gains, one built around the ITIL ideology that an organisation can be certified against.
Tegen has designed and followed a robust service management system for the last three years and have again completed another major audit by BSI. Sailing comfortably through, illustrating robust processes, comprehensive business management strategies, defined Information security policies and a continual improvement programme, we are very proud to announce that our certification to ISO 20000 has been approved for a further three years.
When looking to outsource your IT management, support and maintenance, make sure one of your main requirements is for ISO 20000 certification.
Check out our Due Diligence Checklist for IT Providers to see what other requirements you should be looking for.