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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
As part of our "From the Vaults" series, we are resurfacing a look at how a poorly planned IT transformation can be similar to a zombie apocalypse in yielding end-of-the-world results. Here is how your skills in IT service and support might help you survive just about anything.
Tag(s): change management, supportworld
September 29, 2021

 
End users may be satisfied with their level of IT service and support on the surface, but they still want to have immediate, human connections with support when things go wrong. Here is why automation isn’t always the answer, and how to affordably provide that support utilizing AI tools.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 29, 2021

 
To find the root cause and speed up issue resolution, IT teams need a clear view of the correlation between user experience, measurable network behavior, and underlying network issues. Here is what to look for to flesh out the vague complaints from end users.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 28, 2021

 
A multi-cloud strategy eliminates the need to decide between application portability and full functionality for specific workloads. However, new security challenges emerge as more organizations launch or expand their multi-cloud strategies as part of their digital transformation initiatives....
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, security management, cloud computing, cloud
September 27, 2021

 
The rapid shift to a dispersed workforce requires that IT service and support teams up their game to deal with the increase in tickets. Here are some concrete ideas for how to improve day-to-day operations with a remote workforce in mind.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 22, 2021

 
In this age of high anxiety and dispersed work teams, it’s more important than ever to employ best practices toward coaching team-members. Here, we walk you through ways to be the best coach you can be, even if that means tapping out for others to coach a team-member.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, collaboration, communications skills, performance management
September 21, 2021

 
New security challenges emerge as more organizations launch or expand their multi-cloud strategies as part of their digital transformation initiatives. How do you realize the benefits of a multi-cloud environment while staying safe at a reasonable cost?
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud computing, cloud
September 20, 2021

 
Too often, the system of IT service and support is geared toward maintaining the bare minimum of service. Here is an argument for why that isn’t enough, and a couple of concrete suggestions for how to change the culture to allow for better feedback and more risk-taking.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 15, 2021

 
We ask a few questions of Liz Beavers, Head Geek at SolarWinds. She serves as a member of HDI’s 2021 Strategic Advisory Board. She says that those who are willing to step out of the box and work across projects and departments will have the most success in this industry.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 14, 2021

 
The days of only having to defend a centralized computer system from attack are long over, and IT specialists must adapt. A unified, self-healing security ecosystem that spans across devices, users, and applications can minimize gaps and provide timely and coordinated preventions across the...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, security management
September 13, 2021


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