Securing a cloud environment is much more difficult than securing a traditional computer network, as it offers so many more soft targets for unlawful entry and chances for accidental data erasure. Here, a cloud cybersecurity expert walks readers through three aspects of cloud security to begin...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
October 21, 2021

 
Production assurance is an organizational and process alignment designed to protect the production environment designed to protect the organization when the going gets rough. See how this process worked in a step-by-step process with Medtronic when that organization experienced a significant outage.
Tag(s): service management, ITSM, supportworld
October 19, 2021

 
Dealing with a ransomware attack when it’s happening is extremely difficult. It’s better to put the work in now to shield your business from such attacks, or at least from the worst effects of such attacks. Here are some tips from a cybersecurity expert on how to do that.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 19, 2021

 
Even with the best intentions to transform, organizations that lack in-house cloud knowledge may struggle to compete. Learn why cloud skills are becoming a necessity in the IT industries, and how best to train up your workforce to best utilize cloud technology.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, technology, service desk, service desk technology, service management, cloud computing, change management, training
October 14, 2021

 
The competition for strong candidates for IT workers has never been stronger, and that means hiring and retention efforts must be flawless. Here are some suggestions for what to focus on to make sure you have the best candidates and retain the best workforce.
Tag(s): supportworld, IT service management, business of support, remote support tools, human resources
October 13, 2021

 
In this second part of a series on how to coordinate service management within an organization, we discuss why many organizations are now differentiating access to applications and data based on job roles. We also provide suggestions for how to adopt role-based provisioning.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models
October 13, 2021

 
As organizations move towards enterprise service management, a coordinating body is critical to ensure that there is a singular vision, direction, and solution for an organization’s IT. If not, even the most well-intentioned organizations can create a new form of shadow IT.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
October 5, 2021

 
There is broad consensus for utilizing cloud technology, but less consensus for how to do it effectively. Results from an Accenture survey point to risk of missing out on strategic advantages if organizations focus strictly on cost-savings from the cloud.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice, cloud, cloud computing
October 4, 2021

 
As part of our "From the Vaults" series, we are resurfacing a look at how a poorly planned IT transformation can be similar to a zombie apocalypse in yielding end-of-the-world results. Here is how your skills in IT service and support might help you survive just about anything.
Tag(s): change management, supportworld
September 29, 2021

 
End users may be satisfied with their level of IT service and support on the surface, but they still want to have immediate, human connections with support when things go wrong. Here is why automation isn’t always the answer, and how to affordably provide that support utilizing AI tools.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
September 29, 2021