Remember the days when the IT department simply handed out computers and phones and told you what you could put on them? Then came BYOD, and now knowledge workers are adopting the latest and greatest personal devices—like smartphones and tablets—for both business and personal use. The next BYO...
Tag(s): mobility, mobile device support, future of support, trends

 
There’s no right or wrong to support models. There’s only working and not working. The right support model for your organization is the one that works (i.e., one you can execute and one that produce the desired results), and that may mean you have to do some—for lack of a better...
Tag(s): support models, outsourcing, insourcing

 
Electronic health records have been a game-changer for the healthcare industry, drastically changing the work environment for clinicians (physicians and nurses). Of course, that means big changes for IT help desks as well, including different types of issues to address and a broader range of...
Tag(s): service desk, support models, case study

 
if you want everyone in the boat rowing at the same speed, you must get the first oar in the water, then the next, and so on until everyone is contributing to the boat’s forward momentum. This is the essence of collective responsibility. Simulations can provide you with the game film, practice,...
Tag(s): business of support, service management, supportworld

 
The University of Phoenix’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) handles more than 1.6 million student and faculty contacts per year, including incidents, service requests, and urgent “how-to” training opportunities. In 2010, the TAC was looking for an effective way to guide the knowledge...
Tag(s): KCS, trends, case study

 
Charles Darwin once said, “It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It’s the one that is the most adaptable to change.” This was a man who spent most of his life studying the effects of change, and that statement is as true today as it was in 1850.
Tag(s): desktop support, future of support

 
What is the future of knowledge management? The quick answer is multi: multimedia, multichannel, and multilingual. As we look ahead two to three years, I believe these three attributes will have a powerful effect on several key trends in service and support, all of which have implications for...
Tag(s): future of support, knowledge management, KM, value-add

 
The transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century has been incredible. The emergence and integration of developing technologies into our day-to-day lives work lives and personal spaces has changed the potential of our species. It’s been a powerful renaissance, with mankind...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, future of support, supportworld

 
Our obsession with the service catalog—just one among many ITSM tools, modules, or capabilities—is over five years old, and it seems every IT organization has either decided or been told that the service catalog is an absolute must-have. However, in my opinion, it’s best to look back before we...
Tag(s): tools, support operations, support center, service level management, service catalog, IT service management

 

Hear Buff Scott and Jim Bolton discuss the keys to success for implementing problem management and provide insight and tips for overcoming common roadblocks. This webinar will explore many important topics, such as the foundational elements that need to exist, the data you should be...

Tag(s): practices and processes, problem management, problem solving and troubleshooting, process-improvement, best practice