Latest press release from itSMF Ireland.

Irish chapter of IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) raises €3,200 funds for Laura Lynn House.

Fundraising event marks announcement of the itSMF supported charity.

Dublin, 8th August, 2012: The Irish chapter of the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) has raised €3,200 from members and sponsors for the Laura Lynn House following a recent itSMF event held in Dublin.  Laura Lynn House is the supported charity of itSMF Ireland.

itSMF Ireland, an independent forum for IT Service Management professionals, holds regular events throughout the year promoting the on-going development of IT Service Management best practice, standards and qualifications.  The next diary event is a one day conference in partnership with ISACA and is to be held on Friday 12th October 2012 (   The Irish chapter also announced a new call for members as the forum continues to gather traction in Ireland.

Funds for Laura Lynn House were raised through a raffle and donations from members attending the event and support from key corporate sponsors including Arkphire, Davern ITSM, Fujitsu, Irish Life & Permanent, Van Haren Publishing, Vero Solutions and Bank of Ireland.

Bank of Ireland matched the money raised on the night through its community investment and charity initiative, “Give Together” bringing the total raised to €3,200.

Mark O’Loughlin, Director at itSMF Ireland said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Laura Lynn House and raise these much needed funds for such a deserving cause. Thank you to all our members who participated and those who provided the prizes for the event.”

Supporting children with life limiting conditions and their families, the Laura Lynn House( provides high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end of-life care, thereby making the last days of a child’s life more bearable for children and their families.

Pictured is Derek McCullagh, Chairman itSMF Ireland, Johnny Cox, Bank of Ireland and Sarah Meagher, Children’s Sunshine Home & Laura Lynn House.

Mark O'Loughlin

Mark is a global authority in helping organisations achieve the very best from their investments in people, technology and digital services. He has served on the Board of Directors of itSMF Ireland and Cloud Credential Council. Mark is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society, awarded for his achievements and contribution to the IT profession and industry. His prolific publishing includes two books published in four languages, 100’s of articles, and whitepapers. He developed the world’s first certification for the business management of cloud services accredited by Cloud Credential Council. As a member of the international standards group ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Mark contributed to the development of global standards for IT, cloud and digital services.