A ransomware attack can be deeply disruptive, if not devastating. Here are a few tips for how to lower your risks, and how to handle an attack should it happen. It’s much easier to handle an attack with a strategy already in place than with no plan at all.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, security management, best practice
August 18, 2021
Experience level agreements help measure what traditional metrics, like CSAT scores, might miss. The beauty of XLAs is they measure how well your IT service desk is meeting business and employee needs and outcomes, instead of just measuring what has been agreed upon for service.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements, methodology
August 17, 2021
Smart workforce management software has become incredibly popular during the pandemic to help businesses easily manage and generate work schedules. That’s because the AI-powered tools that power the software can churn through mountains of complex data to make informed decisions.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, workforce enablement, capacity management, costs
August 16, 2021
Massive amounts of data streaming out of the systems can help IT administrators and others keep up to date about that performance and the overall end-user experience, if accessible. The visualization market is evolving, and more options mean more factors to consider when choosing how to view...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, metrics and measurements
August 12, 2021
Many use the term, but few understand the dedication it requires. Michael Hanson talks with several senior executives to get their insight on what makes an effective servant leader, and what it takes to stay committed to the servant leader model during tough times.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, teamwork, professional development, project management, process management, performance management, leadership
August 12, 2021
As part of our profile series of members of the HDI Strategic Advisory Board, EasyVista Chief Revenue Officer Evan Carlson shares what has remained constant in the rapidly evolving world of IT service and support. Learn what has worked for him in his long and successful career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, teamwork, professional development, leadership
August 12, 2021
Upskilling teams in machine learning and artificial intelligence can help you organically build a future-ready workforce with the necessary skills to face upcoming challenges. A veteran IT consultant presents an article that lays out the steps your organization can take to get there.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship, technical support, technical support as a business, technology
August 4, 2021
Too often, staff from other departments have a negative view of IT. To change that, IT departments need to truly understand the needs of the rest of the workforce, listen to continuous feedback from their colleagues, and make sure that tech changes improve daily work conditions.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, relationship
August 3, 2021
The shift to the remote workplace has caused us to reevaluate how we stay connected with our team and how we gauge their well being and productivity. These skills will now become vital management tools needed in the blended workplace of the near future.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, best practice, leadership, remote support tools, relationship
August 2, 2021
Too often, we are measuring metrics that matter to IT service and support, but not to the business’s bottom line. Here’s a look at why some traditional IT metrics fall short when it comes to creating alignment between IT departments and a business.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience, metrics and measurements, methodology
July 28, 2021