Support automation can decrease inaccuracy in areas such as ticket categorization and assignment, and it can streamline processes and reduce human error. In this webinar, Ken Gonzalez, managing partner of Engaged Consulting, Inc., will explore what it takes to automate and why your support...

Tag(s): webinars, automation, support center, support operations, service desk

 

Most organizations think about communication best practices with reference to major outages, and events, but don’t consider the impact good communication can have on first contact resolution (FConR) and mean time to resolve (MTTR), even in a day-to-day context. Large outages attract a great...

Tag(s): communications skills, best practice, webinars, supportworld

 

With the evolution of ITSM into ESM—enterprise service management—coupled with the increased adoption of cloud-based service management solutions, technical support leaders are planning ahead, doing their research, and gathering the facts they need to build a business case for their next toolset.

Tag(s): service management, webinars, trends, technology, technical support

 

While it’s true that measures and metrics need to be focused at each of three levels—operational, tactical, and strategic—it’s also true that both operational and tactical measurements need to provide information that can be used at the strategic level. Many of the...

Tag(s): metrics and measurements, business of support, practices and processes, business alignment, business value

 

Technology never stops evolving. So we’re left with a choice: evolve with it or get left behind. Because of these rapid changes, the technical support world is playing catch-up, trying to meet the demands of the latest litany of industry buzzwords: the cloud,...

Tag(s): support models, technical support, business of support, ITSM

Tag(s): desktop support, future of support, best practice, business of support, business value, change management, collaboration, compliance, escalation, asset management, remote support tools, technical support, technical support as a business, trends

 
Most IT departments can tell you how much they spend on support, but few can quantify the economic impact of support. The result is that many technical service and support organizations are on the defensive when it comes to budgeting and spending, and often struggle to get the funding needed to...
Tag(s): business of support, business value, costs, cost models, industry

 

 

More and more students are taking advantage of online college resources, often in the form of distance learning programs. In fact, a 2018 study by the Babson Survey Research Group found that distance program enrollments have increased for 14 consecutive years. The total...

Tag(s): remote support tools, webinars, virtual work, virtual support tools, support models, supportworld

 
In last week's #HDIchat, we discussed support channels: Which ones are working? Which ones aren't? Which channels have you added recently? Which channels are you considering adding in the future?
Tag(s): hdichat, supportworld, support channels

 
For UBM Tech, HDI’s parent company and a global live media and B2B communications, marketing services, and data provider, innovation is one of the four underlying corporate values leading the company down the path to be the best—and biggest—event business in the world. UBM Tech’s David Michael...
Tag(s): business value, leadership, support center