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Featured Resource: Special Report

Service Management: Not Just for IT Anymore

The expansion of the principles of IT service management (ITSM) to areas outside of IT has been a topic of conversation in the hallways and gathering places at conferences and meetings for several years. In order to learn how service support practices have adapted and been adapted as a result of changes in the industry, and whether ITSM has expanded beyond IT, HDI and itSMF USA collaborated on a survey to learn more about what organizations are actually doing. Learn more...

 

 
Today, outsourced service providers live in a world where customers call the shots. As a customer, you’ve come to expect more than a standard set of services. Instead of one model in one color, you want outsourced services that can be customized to your needs, uniquely branded and themed for...
Tag(s): practices and processes, outsourcing, process management, business of support, sourcing

 
For this issue, HDI invited influential members from across all segments of our community to provide a snapshot of key imperatives that will guide 2013 initiatives. This unique collection of essays offers a rare glimpse inside technical service and support organizations, spanning healthcare,...
Tag(s): business of support, desktop support, customer service, practices and processes, service management, trends, IT service management, outsourcing, byod

 
In the mobile world, employees, customers, and IT staff expect to work from anywhere. It’s about freedom of location, device choice, and productive applications. As such, business services must have the capacity to deliver support to mobile devices and their users as well as the ability to...
Tag(s): it governance, mobile device support, mobility, security management, support operations

 
If your service desk already has a great set of processes in place, good news: with just a little effort, you can reuse many of those same processes to optimize and improve your knowledge management program! After all, reuse is one of the main principles of Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS)....
Tag(s): KCS, KM, knowledge management, metrics and measurements

 
Nationwide Insurance began its ITSM journey in 2002, starting with change and incident management. With full executive support, a dedicated process staff, and shared objectives across all of IT, the program was a huge success, and we realized as much as a 75-percent improvement in availability...
Tag(s): governance, ITSM, problem management, process management, incident management, configuration management, release management, service level management, continual service improvement, case study

 
Our obsession with the service catalog—just one among many ITSM tools, modules, or capabilities—is over five years old, and it seems every IT organization has either decided or been told that the service catalog is an absolute must-have. However, in my opinion, it’s best to look back before we...
Tag(s): tools, support operations, support center, service level management, service catalog, IT service management

 
The consumerization of technology and the “Google-ization” of information have changed the knowledge management landscape. How can you address these challenges in a way that benefits your users, your staff, and your business?
Tag(s): knowledge management, knowledge-management-systems, Knowledge Management Systems, support center

 
Customer surveys enable us to validate our assumptions about the “voice of the customer,” and they give us feedback we can use to accelerate our design, development, or refinement of services to effectively and continually meet our customers’ needs. But collecting meaningful survey data is ...
Tag(s): customer service, customer survey tools, ITIL, supportworld

 
Too often, companies choose to believe they won’t be affected by security breaches. And too often they’re wrong. That means a whole lot of companies are losing—financially and reputationally.
Tag(s): security management

 
While “agile” is freely used, there’s not a clear definition of what “being agile” actually means, particularly in the context of technical support and service management. In this article, I will provide a high-level overview of Agile concepts, its origins, its primary frameworks, and its value....
Tag(s): ITSM, service management, process