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The Latest from SupportWorld

 
While some hacks are sophisticated, many more rely on gaining the trust of employees to gain essential credentials to compromise security. Implementing cybersecurity best practices will enable your organization to work productively and safely without having your information hijacked by...
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, security management
May 19, 2021

 
There is an impulse to deliver exceptional service to all, and the prospect of offering premium service seems to run counter to that. However, if you can establish great service as the baseline, then offering premium-level service for those who can pay makes the business model more affordable...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
May 18, 2021

 
In our continuing series on shifting to a value-driven service management model, Alma Miller discusses the lessons she learned from a disastrous 24-hour road trip with her family. During the trip, she learned the value of abandoning a plan that isn’t working for all stakeholders.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
May 17, 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

 
Often, it requires more than raw IT skills to deliver great IT support for customers and clients. Here, we discuss how to change your hiring process and recruitment process to find people who have some IT skills and versatility, and provide a strong customer experience.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, contracting, customer experience, diversity, human resources
May 11, 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

 
When a leader’s work life and home life collided during the pandemic, she realizes that her parental skills and her managerial skills often overlap. Here’s what she learned from the experience after a year leading from the home office.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
May 3, 2021

 
New AI may now be able to take on repetitive managerial tasks. Here’s a case for utilizing new automation tools to ensure that your organization’s processes and procedures are followed efficiently and correctly, and an introductory overview of workflow automation.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021