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

 
In any service and support situation, the relationship between service providers and consumers is mechanically bounded by the service terms and conditions and a set of agreeable payment terms. What’s often missing in outsourcing-based provider-consumer relationships is a set of business rules...
Tag(s): cloud computing, outsourcing, business intelligence

 
It’s estimated that well over two billion people are connected to the Internet today. With the explosion of smartphone technology, it’s not hard to imagine that sometime in the next ten years, that number will hit ...
Tag(s): technology, future of support, SaaS, software as a service - SaaS, supportworld

 
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

 
We live in a world where database and analytical technologies are maturing at an amazing pace. Capabilities that were once the sole province of extremely large companies and governments are trickling down to our own companies and even ...
Tag(s): technology, supportworld

 
Securing personal devices requires an in-depth knowledge of not only the unique aspects of mobile devices but also the unique approaches to securing mobile devices that aren’t owned by company. Multiple platforms and multiple mobile device management (MDM) solutions only complicate the BYOD...
Tag(s): byod, security management

 
Over a hundred years ago, we began communicating electronically, and today, new technologies are helping us communicate in vastly different ways. These technologies are the cause and consequence of the social media revolution.
Tag(s): desktop support, social media

 
Overenthusiastic advocates of any initiative often jump into action before thinking things through, but just because one organization saved money by using peer-to-peer support, that doesn’t mean it will work in every organization in the same way.
Tag(s): best practice, community, desktop support, service desk, social networking tools, social IT, supportworld

 

Mobile devices are the new PCs. Employees are increasingly using them as their primary work devices and, consequently, BYOD programs are becoming more deeply embedded in the workplace. Mobile support continues to challenge service desk organizations with raised...

Tag(s): process, mobile device support, mobility, technology, technical support

 
I have been working with Windows 8 since its earliest beta version, and I love it. That said, I fully understand end users’ resistance to (and sometimes flat-out rejection of) this latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Public and enterprise organizations’ perception of...
Tag(s): trends, virtual desktop infrastructure - VDI, tools