The Business of Support

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If you have a job and you give it to someone else, that’s a bad thing. That’s been the traditional view of outsourcing, but there’s a different perspective to consider: Outsourcing is a solution, not the solution.
Tag(s): business of support, future of support, insourcing, outsourcing, rightsourcing, service desk, service providers, sourcing, support models, supportworld

 
Knowledge management is the future of IT support—but not as we know it today. The reality is, IT’s view of managing knowledge is significantly challenged by modern methodologies.
Tag(s): business of support, future of support, KM, knowledge management, support center, supportworld

 
Shadow IT is just a new flavor of outsourcing, empowered by the cloud and mobility. For IT to address it, it needs to build powerful relationships, but first, it needs to be seen by the business as a partner in the organization’s success.
Tag(s): business of support, future of support, technology, shadow-it, supportworld

 
Self-service: The phrase evokes deep emotion in customers and support personnel alike, though they perhaps occupy opposite ends of the spectrum. But take heart, support professionals—self-service is possible!
Tag(s): self-service, support center, business of support, future of support, supportworld

 
Trusted advisors will play a pivotal role in the new world of IT. Cinda Daly sat down with industry thought leaders Malcolm Fry and Phil Verghis to learn more about how businesses can take advantage of this opportunity.
Tag(s): business of support, business value, supportworld

 
It’s the year 2025: Do you know where your IT organization is? Are your people hiding amongst the many business units scattered throughout the enterprise? Are your systems in the cloud? Are you able to distinguish traditional IT roles from traditional business roles? As technology continues to...
Tag(s): future of support, outsourcing, business of support, business value, self-service, culture, shadow-it

Tag(s): business of support, customer service, framework and methodologies, leadership, metrics and measurements, toolbox, people, process, practices and processes, professional development, research, technology, workforce enablement, RESOURCES

 
The pace of change is dizzying and the consumerization of IT is forcing profound changes in how organizations deliver IT services.
Tag(s): self-service, best practice, business of support

 
Most IT professionals are familiar with the operational metrics of technical service and support: cost per ticket, first contact resolution rate, mean time to resolve—all are well understood and almost universally applied. Yet even support organizations that have mastered these metrics and...
Tag(s): business of support, ROI, return on investment - ROI

 
if you want everyone in the boat rowing at the same speed, you must get the first oar in the water, then the next, and so on until everyone is contributing to the boat’s forward momentum. This is the essence of collective responsibility. Simulations can provide you with the game film, practice,...
Tag(s): business of support, service management