From AXELOS, we have the following announcement about the next version of ITIL:
AXELOS is excited to announce that the next iteration of ITIL will be called ITIL 4. The first release of ITIL 4 will go live in Q1 2019.
We are in a time of unprecedented change, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is characterized by the digital transformation of our world and the unavoidable interaction between humans, digital technologies and physical assets.
In this fast-paced and complex environment, organizations need to:
Be more agile
Be better equipped to adapt what they do
Be ready to adopt new ways of working to succeed.
ITIL 4 means that it can better assist businesses to face the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
What we know so far:
1 The next iteration of ITIL will be called ITIL 4
2 The first release of ITIL 4 will be Q1 2019
3 The core elements of ITIL will remain and will continue to derive from the experiences of thousands of specialists and experts. Research has confirmed that ITIL remains best practice for the ITSM industry.
4 The update will include practical guidance on how ITIL is adopted in conjunction with practices such as DevOps, Agile and Lean.
5 Individuals who have already certified will have their current certifications recognized in the new scheme.