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 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

 
Metrics are not enough for understanding whether or not your IT service is meeting the needs of your client or organization. Here is a look at a way to get a complete picture of what needs are being met and what is missing from the services provided.
Tag(s): supportworld, support center, support industry, support models, service quality, service support, service strategy, service level agreement
August 24, 2021

 
Experience level agreements help measure what traditional metrics, like CSAT scores, might miss. The beauty of XLAs is they measure how well your IT service desk is meeting business and employee needs and outcomes, instead of just measuring what has been agreed upon for service.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements, methodology
August 17, 2021

 
Massive amounts of data streaming out of the systems can help IT administrators and others keep up to date about that performance and the overall end-user experience, if accessible. The visualization market is evolving, and more options mean more factors to consider when choosing how to view...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements
August 12, 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

 
Massive amounts of data streaming out of the systems can help IT administrators and others keep up to date about that performance and the overall end-user experience. Here are some key metrics to consider that can help you measure what’s actually happening.
Tag(s): supportworld, technical support, technology, costs, ITSM, IT service management, cost per ticket, cost models, methodology, service desk
July 27, 2021

 
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

 
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-business alignment essentially refers to internal organizational coordination in which IT objectives are brought in line with the business goals of the organization. In practice, this means that every department actively works towards attaining business objectives through improved business...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, business alignment, business intelligence
June 23, 2021