Organizations must overcome the limitations of VPNs to become true digital businesses and rethink how they can better support and secure their remote workforce. Here is the argument as to why from a chief security officer, and tips for how to do it.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, cloud, cloud computing, security management, virtual work, virtual support tools
June 2, 2021

Experts predicted that it would take some time for the industry to adopt cloud technology because of initial limitations, but all that has changed as the capabilities have become scalable to meet differing needs. Best-of-breed capabilities, customizable user interface, availability, and...
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
June 1, 2021

As IT operations continue drifting into the cloud, it's important to ensure that organization personnel keep pace with the latest skills and practices. It’s not enough to find people who are skilled in cloud technology; you need to prioritize training for it within your existing workforce.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, cloud, cloud computing, training
May 12, 2021

Agile is a simple and ingenious concept through continuous incremental improvement through small and frequent releases. You see Agile in work every day, and Manuel Palachuk walks you through one well-known example as he begins to explain its value to IT service and support.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, agile
May 10, 2021

Whereas once customer experience was something IT service and support put on the backest of backburners, the concept has now become front and center in the competitive IT landscape. Doug Rabold has a somewhat heretical suggestion for how to meet that demand.
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
May 5, 2021

We ask five questions of Roy Atkinson, CEO and Principal Advisor at Clifton Butterfield, LLC. Roy is part of HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board, composed of industry thought leaders, practitioners and solution providers who help us keep close tabs on the customer insights and support center and...
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
May 4, 2021

As the remote workforce expands exponentially, many workers are doing critical day-to-day work on their mobile phones. This creates a new weak point that can be exploited for cyberattack. Here are some of the biggest threats your business may face.
Tag(s): supportworld, business continuity, cloud computing, internet of things, knowledge management, security management
April 21, 2021

AITSM is a confusing name for a confusing subject, but it’s a way of thinking of which service desks can be automated and which require a human touch. A systemic approach to implementing AI can help improve the customer experience, and make your team more efficient.
Tag(s): supportworld, technical support, technology, cost per ticket, costs, ITSM, IT service management
March 29, 2021

Here is an argument for creating a model of advancement that favors advancing the skills of the generalist over that of creating a specialist class. This approach, if implemented correctly, can help boost team morale and smooth out the processes around customer interactions.
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, diversity, employee engagement, employee satisfaction
March 29, 2021

Every organization needs an IT department, but many smaller orgs can’t afford the cost of the staffing necessary to meet IT needs. Some organizations are employing on-demand, outside help to augment their internal IT needs. Here is a look at the possible advantages of this approach.
Tag(s): supportworld, business value, collaboration, cloud computing, remote support tools, rightsourcing, support industry
March 23, 2021