KPIs aren't the goal—continual improvement is. Like ITIL itself, continual improvement is a cycle: once you've achieved a target, the cycle begins anew.
Tag(s): best practice, continual service improvement, framework and methodologies, KPI, ITSM, IT service management, practices and processes, reporting, reporting-and-analytics, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 204 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Effective communication is one of the most essential business (and life) skills. These seven steps will help you strengthen the transfer of information and prevent communication gaps.
Tag(s): service desk, desktop support, communications skills, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated 6 Years, 193 Days, 10 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Overenthusiastic advocates of any initiative often jump into action before thinking things through, but just because one organization saved money by using peer-to-peer support, that doesn’t mean it will work in every organization in the same way.
Tag(s): best practice, community, desktop support, service desk, social networking tools, social IT, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 204 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
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 7 Years, 279 Days, 10 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
We all know that remote support is a critical piece of the support ecosystem. Keeping tools simple and easy to use, both individually and as a whole suite, is a key component to staff and customer engagement and satisfaction.
Whether we're talking about internal...
Tag(s): remote support tools, webinars, virtual support tools, technology, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated 2 Years, 67 Days, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
What is the future of knowledge management? The quick answer is multi: multimedia, multichannel, and multilingual. As we look ahead two to three years, I believe these three attributes will have a powerful effect on several key trends in service and support, all of which have implications for...
Tag(s): future of support, knowledge management, KM, value-add
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 279 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The University of Phoenix’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) handles more than 1.6 million student and faculty contacts per year, including incidents, service requests, and urgent “how-to” training opportunities. In 2010, the TAC was looking for an effective way to guide the knowledge...
Tag(s): KCS, trends, case study
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 279 Days, 22 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
As service management frameworks, concepts, and tools expand beyond the IT function, IT leaders and their teams play a critical role in helping define and explain the benefits of implementing a service-focused mindset across every business function. But it is important to...
Tag(s): webinars, supportworld, business value, IT service management, ITSM, enterprise service management
Date Published - Last Updated 309 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Implementing role-based provisioning can help large organizations address common pain points and better secure private data, but implementation requires careful planning and takes time to get right. Join industry leader Phyllis Drucker to learn about the benefits you can realize...
Tag(s): webinars, supportworld, people, asset management, capacity management, configuration management
Date Published - Last Updated 328 Days, 15 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Have you ever wondered why things are the way they are? Who defines the structure of an organization or, in this case, an entire industry? And just because it is that way now, who says that it needs to remain the same? Everything changes, and I think the time to change the way we structure our...
Tag(s): desktop support, people, workforce enablement
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 204 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago