Supporting big, fat desktops has been a challenge since these devices first emerged more than three decades ago. In many cases, enterprises spend a lot of time checking the devices, patching operating systems, downloading application updates, blocking malware, and securing corporate information....
Tag(s): desktop support, VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure - VDI
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago

 
Contractors can provide value in projects—by adding a skill not present on the team, by providing basic labor for less-valuable tasks, or by “backfilling” the desktop support team’s day-to-day tasks to free team members up for project work—but they aren’t suitable for all projects.
Tag(s): workforce enablement, staffing, desktop support
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago

 
In the business world, we’re often required to decide between products or services we don’t know much about; this is especially true when it comes to new, cutting-edge technology and trends. We’re much more susceptible to hype when we’re in unfamiliar territory and have no prior experience. This...
Tag(s): business value, research
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago

 
Today’s technical service and support organizations are constantly challenged to do more with less while remaining cost-efficient, maintaining service level agreements, and dealing with an ever-changing business and technological landscape. These changes create disruption and frustration for...
Tag(s): knowledge management, knowledge-management-systems, KM, Knowledge Management Systems, collaboration
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 19 Minutes ago

 
Major incidents resulting from change is one of the most effective metrics in your collection because it shows the service level impact of the changes being executed. It isn’t a measure of system failures; it’s a measure of departmental failures. It holds teams accountable for the impact they...
Tag(s): change management, metrics and measurements
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 18 Minutes ago

 
Supporting Office 365 is no easy task, especially in a university setting with a diverse audience of end users. But the University of New Mexico Information Technologies (UNM IT) is doing just that—and achieving exceptionally high first contact resolution rates, as well as huge growth in the use...
Tag(s): case study, desktop support, first call resolution, infrastructure change management, knowledge management, KM, release management, service desk
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago

 
The IT world is in the midst of dramatic change. With each passing day, the traditional model for remote support becomes increasingly outdated. Today there are 10 billion mobile devices, 50 percent more applications, an infinite amount of unique configurations, and more distributed workers than...
Tag(s): monitoring, remote support tools, service desk, support center, tools
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago

 
The technical support center of the future is poised to play an even more integral role in helping businesses innovate—and hence, gain competitive advantage.
Tag(s): future of support, service desk
Date Published - Last Updated 9 Years, 58 Days, 12 Hours, 30 Minutes ago

 
Why should you use disk imaging tools, and which tool is right for the job?
Tag(s): desktop support, Disk Imaging Software
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago

 
On the surface, one might think that a mobile workforce (or student body) using its own technology would increase demand for distance support. Though we have seen a modest increase in distance support, we’ve actually seen a marked demand for in-person support. From our perspective, mobility has...
Tag(s): byod, case study, desktop support, service desk
Date Published - Last Updated 8 Years, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago