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The Latest from SupportWorld

IT teams have long been trying to economize energy consumption in data centers, but they still have a way to go to reduce their carbon footprints. Here are eight approaches that IT can use to further green initiatives, and reduce energy consumption and costs.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, process-improvement, business of support, business value, infrastructure management, infrastructure change management
September 6, 2021

There is more sensitive data being generated than ever before, and that data is being accessed in many unsecure locations now that our workforces have been dispersed. Here are a few tips for preventing data leakage from a cybersecurity expert.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, security management
September 6, 2021

By not differentiating who needs what kind of access, you expose your organization to greater risk of identity theft and network instructions. Instead, consider using Identity Access Management solutions, which differentiates access based on what is needed.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, training, process-improvement
September 1, 2021

Too often, IT-based companies have neglected the in-the-moment customer service that is required when things go wrong. That’s because those companies have failed to fully integrate data to allow IT service providers to have all the information at hand when a problem arises.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, process-improvement, business alignment, business of support, customer experience
August 31, 2021

Executives have priorities that may conflict with agile practices and mindsets. They can play a critical role in empowering agile. But do they? Learn how the problematic personality traits of the C-suite, which can serve a company well, may hinder agile efforts.
Tag(s): supportworld, support industry, service quality, service strategy, agile
August 25, 2021

Metrics are not enough for understanding whether or not your IT service is meeting the needs of your client or organization. Here is a look at a way to get a complete picture of what needs are being met and what is missing from the services provided.
Tag(s): supportworld, support center, support industry, support models, service quality, service support, service strategy, service level agreement
August 24, 2021

An effective, streamlined ITSM-like process can benefit all aspects of your business or organization by creating trackable tickets and actionable timeframes. See how this method, called Enterprise Service Management, can be used in practice to benefit those outside of the IT department.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer experience, ITSM
August 23, 2021

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

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