The world of IT is constantly evolving and with it, IT positions. However, there's no one path that will suit all organizations. Here, IT thought leaders share how they think the titles and roles will evolve in the near future.
Tag(s): supportworld, service management, business of support, community, culture, employee engagement
June 8, 2021

At a time when budgets are being stretched thin, the needs for 24/7 IT services is growing. Managed IT services may help bridge the gap between what is needed and what is affordable for many small- or mid-sized businesses.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business alignment, business of support, business value, capacity management
June 3, 2021

The benefits of microshifts can reach far beyond maintaining staffing levels. The practice can be utilized as a way to build up goodwill and create a sense of mission among employees, and can even help expose your future leadership to new parts of the organization.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, workforce enablement, staffing, scheduling
May 24, 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

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

E-commerce sales are booming, and businesses have chosen expediency over security as they raced to keep up with customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the dust now settles on that sea change, it pays to find ways to make sure every transaction is secure.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

Recently, Michael Hanson has been sharing his wisdom of the best practices to help continual process improvement be successful. In this article, he details SIPOC (+CM), Pareto sheets, decision matrices, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis, giving a good overview of each.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, continual service improvement
April 26, 2021