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Sending people to ITIL training and buying tools that promise “out of the box” ITIL are no guarantee of success. Flexibility and creativity are required to make change happen across the organization. This, in turn, requires people to be ready and willing to change, and this won’t happen by...
Tag(s): ITSM, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
As the face of IT, the support organization plays a significant role in the customer’s overall experience and perception of IT. In recent years, many organizations have found that their internal customers’ expectations have evolved; they now expect—if not demand—the usability, self-help tools,...
Tag(s): IT service management, ITSM, customer experience, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
If we don’t carefully design and provide compelling community experiences, our customers will inevitably try to create them anyway, without our intervention and with unpredictable results. Thankfully, we have an opportunity today to be proactive and create the best possible customer...
Tag(s): customer experience, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
The transition from the twentieth to the twenty-first century has been incredible. The emergence and integration of developing technologies into our day-to-day lives work lives and personal spaces has changed the potential of our species. It’s been a powerful renaissance, with mankind...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, future of support, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
How well do you know your customers? Do you understand their expectations around technology and its support? The fact is, these expectations change depending on age and exposure to technology. Consider the terminology you see in popular media concerning each successive generation: Baby Boomers,...
Tag(s): future of support, customer experience, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
Knowledge management is a hot topic in our industry, with more and more organizations making it a priority each year. And as with any enterprise initiative, such as ITIL, outsourcing, or any number of equally dynamic implementations, it’s success depends on the participation and buy-in of the...
Tag(s): KCS, KM, knowledge management, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
Times are changing - can you say the same about your ability to lead? Technology has enabled new ways of working, and Millennials (those born in the 1980s and 1990s) bring never-before-seen ...
Tag(s): leadership, future of support, workforce enablement, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
Senior leaders are a key factor in the success of any support operation. Positive outcomes hinge on support leaders’ ability to embrace the executive team’s strategic vision and execute plans to achieve the desired results. Regardless of the resources you have at your disposal ...
Tag(s): leadership, workforce enablement, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016

 
IT provides services to the business, and ITSM enables IT to react accordingly when those services don’t perform as designed. It’s important that IT and the business are on the same page when it comes to key events, and that they approach those events with the same sense of urgency. This...
Tag(s): ITSM, IT service management, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 25, 2016

 
In today’s increasingly competitive world, customers are always looking for more from their service providers: better response times, improved uptime, lower costs, personal service, a better overall experience, etc. Your company’s leaders and its shareholders have their own needs: lower costs,...
Tag(s): support models, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated February 26, 2016