Washington University in St. Louis CAIT and Avant sign agreement for BSM/SVM Curriculum

Washington University in St. Louis’s Center for the Application of Information Technology and Avant Corporation sign licensing agreement for Business Service Management Curriculum.
Nov. 5, 2010 - PRLog -- St. Louis, Missouri, USA  - Avant Corporation, a global leader in IT Service Value Management and Business Service Management training and consulting, announced the completion of a licensing agreement with Washington University in St. Louis’s CAIT for their IT-SVM training program.

With more and more IT organizations and service providers being tasked with effectively communicating the value of their services, demonstrating strategic business alignment, and successfully managing service portfolios, many organizations are turning to IT-SVM as a proven method for accomplishing these ongoing tasks.  “IT-SVM is a logical next step for IT organizations and service providers who have reached a certain level of internal process maturity and are looking for firm guidance on managing their service portfolios for the greatest business benefit”, said Avant’s President, Shane Deay.

Endorsed by The International Association for Business Service Management and based on the experience of IT service management practitioners worldwide, IT-SVM is a repeatable management methodology for maximizing the business value of IT services through justified resource optimization and targeted service improvements.

“We are pleased to offer IT-SVM training at CAIT through Avant Corporation. Their Business Service Management curriculum and the IT-SVM methodology are very complimentary to the ITIL, Project Management, and Business Analyst programs at CAIT.” Said CAIT’s Director, Johnnie Foster.  

Avant provides IT-SVM training and consulting for clients worldwide and at industry events including the itSMF USA , itSMF Australia, and itSMF New Zealand Conferences.  “We look forward to partnering with CAIT and supporting their commitment to IT and Business Service Management”, said Mr. Deay.

About Avant: With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Avant Corporation is a global leader in IT Service Value Management, Business Service Management, and IT Service Management education and consulting services.  For more information, visit http://www.avantusa.com.

About the Center for Application of Information Technology: Washington University in St. Louis is one of the top-ranked universities in the country. It is among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 110 nations.  CAIT is a not-for-profit organization within Washington University in St. Louis that serves as the center for information technology (IT) leaders in the region.  For more information, visit http://www.cait.wustl.edu.

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Avant Corporation is a global leader in IT Service Value Management and ITSM training and consulting. Avant helps IT organizations and service providers identify service improvement opportunities that maximize the business value of their services.
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