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Are We There Yet?: The Eternal Quest for the Best Dashboard 

Metrics are too important to leave to chance. Even with the right data, how you present it can change the context of its meaning. Find out how to build the best dashboard for your organization. Read more...

 
Most support organizations agree that customer satisfaction (CSAT) is one of the most important metrics. But do they really believe that, or is that just empty praise? If it is as important as they claim, one would expect CSAT to be rigorously measured and tightly managed. But that is not often...
Tag(s): people, customer service, customer satisfaction, performance management, metrics and measurements
June 12, 2012

 
More and more organizations are turning to cloud services to reduce operational cost, transfer risk to service providers, and increase workforce mobility. Such change raises questions that must be answered. How do today’s leaders decide which services to migrate to the cloud and which to put in...
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, technology
May 25, 2012

 
If there’s one thing service desks are good at, it is collecting information and reporting on it. If there is one thing they are terrible at, it is being able to focus on the few instead of the many. But one way to find out if anyone is actually reading the reports you spend so much time...
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, people, workforce enablement, process, business of support
May 23, 2012

 
Incident categorization is a challenge for many organizations. Whether it is due to culture, politics, complexity, or an inability to agree, every organization, at some point, runs up against incident categorization. Why does it cause so much difficulty? Every organization is different. Their...
Tag(s): process, practices and processes, metrics and measurements
May 22, 2012

 
Customers and service providers sometimes have different opinions of what value is. Getting the right mix of benefits, features, quality, guarantees, and costs is paramount to happy customers and a good night’s sleep. Let’s call this right mix “the zone.” You want to be in the zone at all times....
Tag(s): customer service, metrics and measurements, process
May 22, 2012

 
One of the most common questions I hear from IT support managers is “How many technicians should I have in desktop support?” In this white paper, I will present a rigorous methodology for determining the appropriate technician headcount for desktop support. By following this approach, desktop...
Tag(s): white paper, staffing, metrics and measurements, library, desktop support
March 15, 2012

 
We all have customers: internal or external, public or private sector, investors or shareholders. Regardless of who our customers are, we need to not only provide them with an excellent product or an exceptional service, we must also ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer-satisfaction-measurement, metrics and measurements, supportworld

 
Most IT professionals are familiar with the operational metrics of technical service and support: cost per ticket, first contact resolution rate, mean time to resolve—all are well understood and almost universally applied. Yet even support organizations that have mastered these metrics and...
Tag(s): business of support, ROI, return on investment - ROI

 
Do you ever lay awake at night wondering, “Billy’s my star performer, but what if he doesn’t come in on Monday (again)? Am I going to have enough staff? If I’m short-staffed, how will I cover the workload, projects, and contact volumes?” In my capacity as an instructor for the HDI Support Center...
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, people, workforce enablement

 

In this webinar, HDI 2016 track chair John Custy ("Metrics and Measurements") will present a view into the future of metrics as we move out of the telephone era and into the era of multichannel and analytics, including new trends in metrics and reporting. Discover how service desk...

Tag(s): webinars, supportworld, metrics and measurements, reporting-and-analytics