We ask five questions of Lisa Kemp Jones, who leads the Customer Engagement unit of IT Services at UCLA and is part of HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board. She recommends keeping your eyes, ears, and mind open at every stage in your career.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, best practice
May 25, 2021

 
While some hacks are sophisticated, many more rely on gaining the trust of employees to gain essential credentials to compromise security. Implementing cybersecurity best practices will enable your organization to work productively and safely without having your information hijacked by...
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, security management
May 19, 2021

 
There is an impulse to deliver exceptional service to all, and the prospect of offering premium service seems to run counter to that. However, if you can establish great service as the baseline, then offering premium-level service for those who can pay makes the business model more affordable...
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
May 18, 2021

 
In our continuing series on shifting to a value-driven service management model, Alma Miller discusses the lessons she learned from a disastrous 24-hour road trip with her family. During the trip, she learned the value of abandoning a plan that isn’t working for all stakeholders.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service management, best practice
May 17, 2021

 
New AI may now be able to take on repetitive managerial tasks. Here’s a case for utilizing new automation tools to ensure that your organization’s processes and procedures are followed efficiently and correctly, and an introductory overview of workflow automation.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

 
E-commerce sales are booming, and businesses have chosen expediency over security as they raced to keep up with customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the dust now settles on that sea change, it pays to find ways to make sure every transaction is secure.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

 
Recently, Michael Hanson has been sharing his wisdom of the best practices to help continual process improvement be successful. In this article, he details SIPOC (+CM), Pareto sheets, decision matrices, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis, giving a good overview of each.
Tag(s): supportworld, culture, continual service improvement
April 26, 2021

 
As the remote workforce expands exponentially, many workers are doing critical day-to-day work on their mobile phones. This creates a new weak point that can be exploited for cyberattack. Here are some of the biggest threats your business may face.
Tag(s): supportworld, business continuity, cloud computing, internet of things, knowledge management, security management
April 21, 2021

 
One of the easiest tools to assist in continuous process improvement is the process control chart. It can help track when things go outside the norm, and help you diagnose problems in your service management. Here is a quick overview.
Tag(s): supportworld, business continuity, best practice, change management, incident management
April 20, 2021

 
Every change initiative may die a silent death unless it is clearly documented and the process solves the problems your workforce faces. Here is a look at the value of clearly documenting processes, and then checking to make sure that what is written is what is being done.
Tag(s): supportworld, business of support, business alignment, IT service management, IT-business alignment
April 14, 2021