SupportWorld

Leading the technical support field with innovative content from experts around the globe, exclusive research, and strategies for all segments of the industry, HDI's SupportWorld helps you become the expert your support center needs. Here you’ll find information on:

  • Strategy and best practices
  • Service management
  • Technology
  • Workforce enablement
  • Processes and practices

Beyond the archives of valuable content, new articles are released every week.


The Latest from SupportWorld

 
Poorly planned, an IT transformation can bring about its own apocalyptic realities seemingly overnight: new processes, new technologies, and new operational behaviors. IT transformations also bring forth people who are confident and competent in the new world, and people who are not. These are...
Tag(s): change management, supportworld

 
For some people, being a leader means being in command of others. However, while it’s true that leaders often end up having the power of command, good leadership starts with internal qualities. A person who is inspirational, understands others, shares powerful ideas, and invests other people...
Tag(s): leadership, supportworld

 
Reporting is like food. Some dishes are simple, requiring few ingredients; some are more complex, requiring more (and more unique) ingredients. We all have our own flavor preferences. IT reporting is much the same. Depending on your department and your management’s desires, your business’s...
Tag(s): technology, reporting-and-analytics, supportworld

 
We live in a world where database and analytical technologies are maturing at an amazing pace. Capabilities that were once the sole province of extremely large companies and governments are trickling down to our own companies and even ...
Tag(s): technology, supportworld

 
In this article, I will present ten engagement techniques you can use to impress upon your employees the importance of their contributions and help them align their activities with your company’s strategies and vision. As you review the techniques, keep in mind that many can’t be performed...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, incentives, supportworld

 
ITSM and customer relationship management (CRM) are industries, frameworks, technologies, and approaches that have traditionally been applied to very different business processes, workloads, and segments of the organization. But with the degree of consolidation and standardization taking place...
Tag(s): ITSM, IT service management, customer experience, supportworld

 
It’s estimated that well over two billion people are connected to the Internet today. With the explosion of smartphone technology, it’s not hard to imagine that sometime in the next ten years, that number will hit ...
Tag(s): technology, future of support, SaaS, software as a service - SaaS, supportworld

 
Personalized support for VIPs can be expensive, but the value tends to outweigh the costs.
Tag(s): customer satisfaction, customer service, desktop support, employee satisfaction, service desk, support center, future of support, supportworld

 
When budgets are tight, it’s important that you spend money on training that builds the skills you need at the levels you need them.
Tag(s): workforce enablement, workforce enablement, training, supportworld, service desk, support center, framework and methodologies, framework

 
In last week's #HDIchat, we discussed support channels: Which ones are working? Which ones aren't? Which channels have you added recently? Which channels are you considering adding in the future?
Tag(s): hdichat, supportworld, support channels


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