Doug Rabold, one of the speakers at HDI Support World Live this year, reflects on how many in the HDI community have helped him learn the ropes after a mid-career shift to IT Service Management. He now relishes being in the position to give back.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture
November 9, 2021
In a passage from her book, “Trust Me - Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World”, Lea Brovedani demonstrates how managers think trust in their leadership is higher than it often is, and why that’s important to fix.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, best practice, practices and processes
November 9, 2021
In the world of service management, we’re not evaluating products, but services, which are even more difficult to comprehensively assess via customer surveys alone. Here’s how to make sure the data you are getting is much more than noise.
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld
November 2, 2021
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
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
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
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
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