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ClearCost support for open ITFM standards and the campaign for #freeTBM

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ClearCost support for open ITFM standards and the campaign for #FreeTBM

Author: Martin Johnston
Date: November, 2023

#FreeTBM

As IT leaders stare down rapidly rising costs whilst juggling increasing demand for digital services, there has never been a more pressing need for senior IT executives to come together as a community of practitioners to provide leadership in the development of practices and approaches to manage the business of IT. In short to develop a set of generally accepted professional standards to reflect the IT value chain and promote their universal adoption and endorsement as best practice.

If IT Executives are to occupy a seat at the “big table”, like our peers in the worlds of Accounting and Finance, we need to codify and adopt a common and widely accepted standard for measuring and communicating with our colleagues and peers across the business in a common language.

The @TBM Council was founded and chartered with achieving just that and more importantly in an environment of collaboration, innovation and diversity. In your own words your invitation to become a member continues to promote this

“The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council is a nonprofit business entity
dedicated to advancing the discipline of TBM through education, standards, and collaboration.”

Sadly #TBM and the #TBM Council have slipped into the realms of a closed community.

The technology industry knows from bitter experience the perils of clinging on to proprietary technology and standards, in the mistaken belief that it protects competitive advantage. On the flipside we have also seen the benefits and substantial gains associated with the collaboration and transparency of open standards.

@IBM you have seen both firsthand.

The road to success as a community of business managers and IT professionals, lies in the transparency, innovation and collaboration that a #FreeTBM standard will bring.
That is why we @ClearCost stand beside @Alexander Becker and the #ITFM Vendor community in calling for #TBM Council and #IBM to open up membership of the TBM Council and promote contribution from the entire IT community to #TBM as a global industry standard.

#FreeTBM

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