Tag(s): support industry, service desk, best practice, business of support, trends, support models, support channels, support center, maturity models, industry, industry report, future of support, business value

 

Mobile devices are the new PCs. Employees are increasingly using them as their primary work devices and, consequently, BYOD programs are becoming more deeply embedded in the workplace. Mobile support continues to challenge service desk organizations with raised...

Tag(s): process, mobile device support, mobility, technology, technical support

 

While it’s true that measures and metrics need to be focused at each of three levels—operational, tactical, and strategic—it’s also true that both operational and tactical measurements need to provide information that can be used at the strategic level. Many of the...

Tag(s): metrics and measurements, business of support, practices and processes, business alignment, business value

 

With the rising demands for support access anytime, anywhere, from any device and the continuing need to contain support costs, remote support solutions have risen to the top three “must-have” technologies. Coupled with a solution lifecycle that averages three to...

Tag(s): technology, remote support tools, software as a service - SaaS, technical support, cloud computing, desktop support

 

In the interest of strengthening alignment with overall business objectives, technical service and support organizations are streamlining their support models by blending the service desk and desktop support, enhancing remote and mobile support, bolstering...

Tag(s): technical support, ITSM, service management, technology, service support, service strategy

 

With the evolution of ITSM into ESM—enterprise service management—coupled with the increased adoption of cloud-based service management solutions, technical support leaders are planning ahead, doing their research, and gathering the facts they need to build a business case for their next toolset.

Tag(s): service management, webinars, trends, technology, technical support

 

Most organizations think about communication best practices with reference to major outages, and events, but don’t consider the impact good communication can have on first contact resolution (FConR) and mean time to resolve (MTTR), even in a day-to-day context. Large outages attract a great...

Tag(s): communications skills, best practice, webinars, supportworld

 

Remote control capabilities are a cornerstone of any support organization. Research tells us that they're widely used in both the support center and desktop support. In fact, remote control ranked as the number-one “must-have” technology in the

Tag(s): webinars, remote support tools

 

Desktop support is often called "the face of IT," and like any other business unit, desktop support needs to be as efficient and as effective as possible. Analyzing and improving the processes behind desktop support can help your organization optimize your results and increase customer...

Tag(s): desktop support, webinars, process-improvement, process

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