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MoU between itSMFsg and SPMI
Posted: 24 Jul 2010

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Dear Member,
We have great pleasure in announcing that, as one of our initiatives to collaborate with other societies, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between SPMI and itSMF Singapore Chapter.

Project Management Institute (PMIŽ) is a non-profit organization comprising over 6000 members in Singapore of which 1450 members are registered under SPMI. SPMI is a part of the Project Management Institute (PMIŽ) with objectives to promote the project management standard and best practice to the project management community across all institutions. One item of SPMI?s 2010-2011 agenda is to collaborate with similar institutions/organizations to extend its services and offerings to its members and rest of the project management community.
The purpose of the MOU is to provide a framework for a continuing liaison between the two organizations.

We give below some salient points from the MOU.

  • SPMI and itSMFsg will list each other as strategic allies.
  • This relationship will result in members from both societies being able to attend a larger number of events, covering a broader range of topics, than what would available without this agreement.
  • We will hold joint events and other related activities that would benefit members of both organizations.
  • A joint event will be listed on the web-sites of both organizations. Members (and non-members) of each organization can register on the web-site of their preferred organization.
  • Both organizations will charge the same fee to their members for attending a joint event.
  • Both organizations will endeavor to extend a selection of membership benefits (such as library access, discounts on publication sales, etc) across the members of both organizations wherever possible without violating the intellectual property of either organization.
  • Both organizations will maintain their individual confidentiality, proprietary information, and professional ethics according to their individual constitutions.
  • In this year?s SPMI Symposium, we plan to have a separate track on Service Delivery which will benefit most of our members, especially those who are in IT services.
  • This Memorandum does not create a legal link between the two organizations who will maintain their mutual independence.
  • This Memorandum of Understanding will endure for a term of five years from the date of execution or valid until SPMI or itSMFsg proposes changes to it. Each organization has the right to propose changes to this Memorandum at any point of time. Any change will be subject to the consent of both organizations.
  • This Memorandum of Understanding can be terminated at any time for any reason by one party writing to the other party with minimum one month (Thirty calendar days) notice, signifying its intention to withdraw from the terms of the MoU.

We trust this MOU would bring greater benefit to both our organizations and look forward to your support in this endeavour.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Edwards


Service Management issues in a Cloud environment on 6th September2010

As part of the MoU, itSMF is proudly presenting Service Management issues in a Cloud environment.
Synopsis of the talk:
Does your company wish to be a Consumer, or a Provider of Cloud Services?  Depending on what your company does the answer is likely to be Both!  So what then do you need to understand in order to be able to take advantage of the benefits that Cloud purports to bring to the table?  Are they achievable, and what is the roadmap that a company might adopt to ensure success, and leverage competitive advantage?

This session will look at the issues, and potential benefits of Cloud Computing, as well as addressing the Architecture and Planning necessary to drive forward a successful project.

Speaker Bio

 Lewis Troke is a Service Management Consultant for the IBM SWG, and part of the IBM Tivoli software brand.

Lewis has extensive experience of architecting and implementing solutions for customers to help them to understand and manage their end to end IT infrastructure, associating IT to the services that Business needs in order to be able to operate effectively. In his more than 30 years in the IT Industry, Lewis has been variously a data centre manager, network consultant, and latterly a service management consultant.  His work with customers includes building return on investment cases to ensure that projects a re sustainable, and show value, and a return back to the business.  He has worked extensively with large financial institutions, Utilities and Retail organisations worldwide, and especially in northern Europe.  Most recently Lewis has been working on Business Service Management and Cloud solutions.

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