Cranford Group and IFDC announce partnership to align VeriSM™ and resourcing

Cranford Group and IFDC announce partnership to align VeriSM™ and resourcing

The IFDC and Cranford Group are delighted to announce they have signed a partnership agreement relating to VeriSM, the new Service Management approach for the Digital age.

As a specialist Cloud Architecture, DevOps and IT and Service Management resource provider with their foundations firmly built around ITSM, for Cranford Group the concepts around VeriSM™ are very much aligned with the organisations they work with:  “Service Management tools, techniques and approaches can be used across the whole organisation in a flexible way that reflects the need for a modern digital organisation to be competitively agile and fluid but also to operate within guard rails.”

Cranford group have contributed to both VeriSM™ publications;  in the 2nd book “Unwrapped and Applied” they provide an extensive overview and commentary based on their own experiences of sourcing from CEO to staff looking at the employment marketplace, employment, digital strategy, salary expectations in the C suite, leadership and skills required for digital transformation, the role of the Chief Digital Officer and the impact of digital transformation on jobs.

David Bentley, Managing Director at Cranford: 

“As a contributing author to both VeriSM™ publications we have been seen the project grow from its early stages into a fundamental strategy for managing across whole organisations. It is evident that, as enterprises continue to evolve and react to a sea of change, flexibility is key. This need to be agile runs through every part of their infrastructure from their approaches and frameworks through to their resourcing model. The vast speed of cloud adoption, emerging technologies and digital initiatives demand we all work in a way that is far removed from the past.

The management mesh of VeriSM™ provides guard rails so that organisational governance is respected whilst allowing for individuals to work freely. This is reflective of the modern self managing workforce, it is how we operate and a reality for many of the clients we work with.

We are pleased to partner with the IFDC and look forward to working with them both now and in the future.”

Sigrid Jansen, Manager IFDC:

“Successful digital transformation is not only reliant upon technology; it is also necessary to have the right people in place at the right time, with the right competences to be able to meet the demands of the digital age. A strong recruitment partner like Cranford Group can support organizations in finding professionals with the necessary skills and experience of executing digital transformation initiatives. The link with VeriSM™ is a very logical one, as the VeriSM™ approach provides professionals with knowledge and skills of how to manage and deliver services in the digital age.

We are delighted to welcome the Cranford Group as an IFDC partner, as their strong position as a resource specialist will help in matching VeriSM skills and knowledge to the organizations most in need of these skills.”

About Cranford Group 

Cranford Group are a specialist Cloud and DevOps Assured Resource provider working across the UK public and private sector.

Their mission is to deliver exceptional people on demand.

Operating an Assured Resource model they provide flexible support to the private and public sector for contract, projects and other business needs. This incorporates both CloudBase, a DevOps and Cloud focused assured resource function and GovAssure which is aimed at public sector organisations to which they are a preferred supplier.

They firmly believe an organisation can have all the technology in the world but without the right people to drive it forward, your goals will never be realised.

About the IFDC

The IFDC is a global not-for-profit organization and thought leader in the area of digital competences. In addition to Cranford Group, current partners of the IFDC include Cloud Gateway, APMG, BCS, EXIN, itSMF International, Open Group, IVI, DANSK IT, and Van Haren Publishing. The IFDC expects to further expand its partner network in the coming months.

About VeriSM™

VeriSM™ is an enterprise-wide service management approach for the digital age. It provides guidance on the organizational and people aspects of digital transformation, as well as introducing a flexible model to help organizations integrate various management practices and emerging technologies and govern them under one model. VeriSM™  was launched by the IFDC towards the end of last year and is fast gaining momentum, with early adopter organizations in both Asia and Europe, and certified professionals in over 50 countries.

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