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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
The use of automation to cope with rapidly expanding or marginally efficient workloads is all too often considered as a last resort, after all other remedies have been exhausted. There is a more proactive way to approach this labor-saving tool.
Tag(s): supportworld, technical support, technology, costs, ITSM, IT service management, automation, cost per ticket, cost models
July 26, 2021

 
There has been a lot of disruption in the last two years, but the fundamentals of good service don’t change. Now that the dust has settled from the initial wave of change, take stock to make sure your tech solutions are making life easier for customers and clients.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience
July 22, 2021

 
This is a foundational metric for the industry, and one every IT service manager should know inside out. It isn’t as simple as keeping down this metric; it is a delicate balance between holding down cost and providing the service level desired.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements
July 20, 2021

 
It’s easy to underuse and overspend on cloud assets. The good news is that there are tools and practices that IT can apply to better manage cloud assets and tamp down the waste. Here how to determine if you are throwing money away.
Tag(s): supportworld, technical support, technology, costs, ITSM, IT service management, cloud computing, cloud
July 19, 2021

 
Accelerated moves to the cloud made sense at the height of the pandemic -- organizations may face different concerns in the future. Chief among these is how to determine who is an authorized user and who isn’t in a hybrid work environment.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing, security management
July 14, 2021

 
In part two of this two-part series, an experienced IT analyst and former licensed therapist describes the key ingredients IT service and support pros need to have a strong relationship with their clients. He gives suggestions for how to implement them in practice, as well.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
July 12, 2021

 
It’s important for IT service and support pros to know they are in a relationship with their client, and that often misunderstandings will arise. Here, Ben Brennan lists the five “love languages” of clients, and reminds us to be human-centered in our approach.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
July 12, 2021

 
Cybersecurity pros are in high demand, but you don’t necessarily need to drop everything and go back to school to become one. Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, security management, training, best practice, culture
July 7, 2021

 
Cybersecurity pros are in high demand, but you don’t necessarily need to drop everything and go back to school to become one. Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, security management, training
July 6, 2021

 
An intrinsic part of being human is the ability to tell stories, and managers shouldn’t set aside this aspect of communication when coaching about nuts and bolts issues. Instead, storytelling can be an integral part of helping frontline team members understand the “why” of what is being asked of...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, coaching
July 5, 2021


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