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The Latest from SupportWorld

Automation is only a benefit when it is implemented correctly and for the right reasons. If done poorly, it can even create more work for your team. Here, we walk you through a step-by-step process on how to determine what to automate and how best to do it.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, automation, ROI
November 3, 2021

In the world of service management, we’re not evaluating products, but services, which are even more difficult to comprehensively assess via customer surveys alone. Here’s how to make sure the data you are getting is much more than noise.
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld
November 2, 2021

Moving operations into the cloud doesn't have to be a floating nightmare, but it isn’t a cure-all for organizational shortcomings, either. Here we list five common migration mistakes. If you can avoid them, it can go a long way to ensuring a smooth and fast transition.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
October 28, 2021

Strategic thinking is not only a requirement for achieving senior level positions, but also a required skill in creating your service strategy. It’s the process of learning from your experiences on what works and what doesn’t work that makes us a better strategic service leader. Here’s how.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 27, 2021

Securing a cloud environment is much more difficult than securing a traditional computer network, as it offers so many more soft targets for unlawful entry and chances for accidental data erasure. Here, a cloud cybersecurity expert walks readers through three aspects of cloud security to begin...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
October 21, 2021

Production assurance is an organizational and process alignment designed to protect the production environment of an organization when the going gets rough. See how this process worked in a step-by-step walkthrough with Medtronic when that organization experienced a significant outage.
Tag(s): service management, ITSM, supportworld
October 19, 2021

Dealing with a ransomware attack when it’s happening is extremely difficult. It’s better to put the work in now to shield your business from such attacks, or at least from the worst effects of such attacks. Here are some tips from a cybersecurity expert on how to do that.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 19, 2021

Even with the best intentions to transform, organizations that lack in-house cloud knowledge may struggle to compete. Learn why cloud skills are becoming a necessity in the IT industries, and how best to train up your workforce to best utilize cloud technology.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management, cloud computing, change management, training
October 14, 2021

The competition for strong candidates for IT workers has never been stronger, and that means hiring and retention efforts must be flawless. Here are some suggestions for what to focus on to make sure you have the best candidates and retain the best workforce.
Tag(s): supportworld, IT service management, business of support, remote support tools, human resources
October 13, 2021

In this second part of a series on how to coordinate service management within an organization, we discuss why many organizations are now differentiating access to applications and data based on job roles. We also provide suggestions for how to adopt role-based provisioning.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models
October 13, 2021