Having an understanding of the key parts of project planning is critical to the success of any support team. There are two key elements of project management: people and process. Each element has ...
Tag(s): desktop support, problem management
No matter how great the IT department is doing behind the scenes, it’s the frontline service desk that everyone sees. Since the service desk is the face of the IT department to the company, that face should have a smile on it, be familiar and helpful, address issues quickly, and keep everyone...
Tag(s): service desk, support center, desktop support, business value, outsourcing
Changing how we see service desks and using our existing assets (best practices, processes, tools, skillsets of the team) better is the key to long-lasting transformation.
Tag(s): business intelligence, business value, desktop support, service desk, support center, metrics and measurements
Overenthusiastic advocates of any initiative often jump into action before thinking things through, but just because one organization saved money by using peer-to-peer support, that doesn’t mean it will work in every organization in the same way.
Tag(s): best practice, community, desktop support, service desk, social networking tools, social IT
Effective communication is one of the most essential business (and life) skills. These seven steps will help you strengthen the transfer of information and prevent communication gaps.
Tag(s): service desk, desktop support, communications skills
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
Tag(s): desktop support, future of support
Over a hundred years ago, we began communicating electronically, and today, new technologies are helping us communicate in vastly different ways. These technologies are the cause and consequence of the social media revolution.
Tag(s): desktop support, social media
In an article in the May/June issue of SupportWorld, Mike Hanson addressed the evolution of desktop support; in this article, we will discuss how desktop support roles are changing—particularly the names of each role.
Tag(s): desktop support, workforce enablement, professional development