IT teams have long been trying to economize energy consumption in data centers, but they still have a way to go to reduce their carbon footprints. Here are eight approaches that IT can use to further green initiatives, and reduce energy consumption and costs.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, process-improvement, business of support, business value, infrastructure management, infrastructure change management
September 6, 2021

 
By not differentiating who needs what kind of access, you expose your organization to greater risk of identity theft and network instructions. Instead, consider using Identity Access Management solutions, which differentiates access based on what is needed.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, training, process-improvement
September 1, 2021

 
Too often, IT-based companies have neglected the in-the-moment customer service that is required when things go wrong. That’s because those companies have failed to fully integrate data to allow IT service providers to have all the information at hand when a problem arises.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, process-improvement, business alignment, business of support, customer experience
August 31, 2021

 
An effective, streamlined ITSM-like process can benefit all aspects of your business or organization by creating trackable tickets and actionable timeframes. See how this method, called Enterprise Service Management, can be used in practice to benefit those outside of the IT department.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer experience, ITSM
August 23, 2021

 
Upskilling teams in machine learning and artificial intelligence can help you organically build a future-ready workforce with the necessary skills to face upcoming challenges. A veteran IT consultant presents an article that lays out the steps your organization can take to get there.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship, technical support, technical support as a business, technology
August 4, 2021

 
Too often, staff from other departments have a negative view of IT. To change that, IT departments need to truly understand the needs of the rest of the workforce, listen to continuous feedback from their colleagues, and make sure that tech changes improve daily work conditions.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship
August 3, 2021

 
The shift to the remote workplace has caused us to reevaluate how we stay connected with our team and how we gauge their well being and productivity. These skills will now become vital management tools needed in the blended workplace of the near future.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, leadership, remote support tools, relationship
August 2, 2021

 
Too often, we are measuring metrics that matter to IT service and support, but not to the business’s bottom line. Here’s a look at why some traditional IT metrics fall short when it comes to creating alignment between IT departments and a business.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience, metrics and measurements, methodology
July 28, 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

 
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