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

There has been a lot of disruption in the last two years, but the fundamentals of good service don’t change. Now that the dust has settled from the initial wave of change, take stock to make sure your tech solutions are making life easier for customers and clients.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, customer satisfaction, customer experience
July 22, 2021

Cybersecurity pros are in high demand, but you don’t necessarily need to drop everything and go back to school to become one. Here's how one system administrator developed his own personal online night school curriculum to gain the expertise for a successful security career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, security management, training, best practice, culture
July 7, 2021

A poignant movie distills an important lesson for one IT service and support industry road warrior, and causes him to redefine what is important in life. After all, he said, nobody on their deathbed ever said, "I wish I spent more time at work.”
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, community, culture
June 29, 2021

Bad service calls become the stuff of internet legend, and they should be avoided at all costs. Here’s an argument for ditching the script or step-by-step procedure when the situation clearly warrants it, and meeting the psychological needs of your clients or customers.
Tag(s): best practice, supportworld, business of support, customer experience, customer satisfaction, customer service
June 16, 2021

Here is a way to assess your mission statement to ensure it acts as a north star to good outcomes for both your organization and your customers. Here, we also provide criteria for a solid mission statement. Take the quiz and see where you land.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business of support, community, culture, employee engagement
June 10, 2021