People are used to googling to get answers to their questions, so why invest in a knowledge management system and web self-service for IT support? Well, there are some major drawbacks to using Google in lieu of a knowledge management system. The shortcomings are mostly the same whether end users...
Tag(s): knowledge management, tools

 
Asset management is a time-consuming task, and larger organizations have a greater need for dedicated toolsets. What features should IT look for when selecting this type of software?
Tag(s): asset management, technology, trends

 
ITSM and customer relationship management (CRM) are industries, frameworks, technologies, and approaches that have traditionally been applied to very different business processes, workloads, and segments of the organization. But with the degree of consolidation and standardization taking place...
Tag(s): ITSM, IT service management, customer experience, supportworld

 
KPIs aren't the goal—continual improvement is. Like ITIL itself, continual improvement is a cycle: once you've achieved a target, the cycle begins anew.
Tag(s): best practice, continual service improvement, framework and methodologies, KPI, ITSM, IT service management, practices and processes, reporting, reporting-and-analytics, supportworld

 
The state of security in 2014 can be summed up in four words: We are falling behind. External breaches are occurring more frequently and becoming more complex, and internal threats have extended beyond malicious employees (past and present) and current employee mistakes to include vendors, who...
Tag(s): technology, trends, security management

 
Knowledge management and Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS) are gigantic concepts that carry big expectations for financial and business practices. For some, they seem like amorphous ideas that lead to brick walls and inaction. For others, in their eagerness to get started, it’s “pick a knowledge...
Tag(s): knowledge management, KCS

 
Too often, companies choose to believe they won’t be affected by security breaches. And too often they’re wrong. That means a whole lot of companies are losing—financially and reputationally.
Tag(s): security management

 
When it comes to knowledge management and Knowledge-Centered Support best practices, Coveo has a decided edge. They have robust tools, which they create. But without the philosophy, culture, and processes infused throughout their company ...
Tag(s): knowledge management, KCS, supportworld

 
Having an understanding of the key parts of project planning is critical to the success of any support team. There are two key elements of project management: people and process. Each element has ...
Tag(s): desktop support, problem management, supportworld

 
As an organization in a highly regulated industry, Tampa Electric faces complexities and pressures that other organizations may not. As a guardian of the grid, those complexities and pressures are compounded. Yet Tampa Electric’s “culture of security” and practical approaches to security could...
Tag(s): security management