Fifteen years ago, support at Petrobras was highly decentralized, with each of the company’s individual areas receiving user support from dedicated IT teams. There were no provisions for behavioral training or career-pathing, and the many IT teams providing support weren’t referencing best...
Tag(s): process management, process, service management, process-improvement, customer experience, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, employee satisfaction, supportworld
May 7, 2015
The growing trend toward BYOD will continue to pose challenges for allocating service desk resources more creatively and accommodating users’ needs.
Tag(s): best practice, byod, service desk, business value, technology, supportworld
May 1, 2015
No matter how great the IT department is doing behind the scenes, it’s the frontline service desk that everyone sees. Since the service desk is the face of the IT department to the company, that face should have a smile on it, be familiar and helpful, address issues quickly, and keep everyone...
Tag(s): service desk, support center, desktop support, business value, outsourcing, supportworld
April 23, 2015
The mere availability of a technology doesn’t mean it will be successful in the future; there are many other factors at play (societal, political, organizational), and most of these technologies will have no impact on customers or technical support. But some will, and, in fact, already are. In...
Tag(s): future of support, technology, technical support, supportworld
April 23, 2015
If your organization is invested in sharing knowledge, the five measures presented in this article will help you report on progress and reinforce behaviors.
Tag(s): KM, knowledge management, metrics and measurements, process-improvement, reporting-and-analytics, service management, KCS, ITSM, IT service management, supportworld
April 23, 2015
Is ITSM still relevant in the mobile age? Absolutely. ITSM and ITIL can and should provide the overall framework within which Agile development can successfully operate, developing and deploying apps that are part of a service fit for purpose and effective use in a mobile environment.
Tag(s): mobility, service management, ITSM, agile, framework and methodologies, supportworld
April 7, 2015
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re just not trying hard enough. But what do you do when the inevitable happens? What do you do when you or your staff make a mistake? Mistakes can erode trust, but let’s be very clear: It’s not the mistake that ...
Tag(s): leadership, workforce enablement, customer service, customer experience, supportworld
March 7, 2015
What is K-Flow, and how can it be used to promote and drive continuous improvement in the support organization?
Tag(s): KCS, best practice, KM, knowledge management, process, practices and processes, supportworld
March 4, 2015
Given the multitude of challenges that IT has faced over the years, there's a growing recognition that IT must grow, change, and clearly demonstrate the value it gives back to the organization.
Tag(s): service management, research, supportworld
February 24, 2015
New mobile trends present serious opportunities for businesses and IT departments—and serious risks for those that turn a blind eye to the evolving mobility landscape.
Tag(s): technology, mobility, infographic, devops, supportworld, internet of things
February 20, 2015