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The State of Enterprise Service Management (2018) 

The expansion of the principles and practices of IT service management (ITSM) to areas outside of IT has been accelerating for several years. The goal of the present study was to uncover the extent of the expansion of enterprise service management. What are organizations actually doing in 2018? Learn more... 

 
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

 
if you want everyone in the boat rowing at the same speed, you must get the first oar in the water, then the next, and so on until everyone is contributing to the boat’s forward momentum. This is the essence of collective responsibility. Simulations can provide you with the game film, practice,...
Tag(s): business of support, service management, supportworld

 
Schools have long offered technology education, taught by specialist computer teachers, typically in dedicated labs, in high schools, middle schools, and even at the elementary level. But today, large and small districts across the country are adopting mobile devices as essential tools, and far...
Tag(s): ITSM, future of support

 
ITIL, the best practice framework formerly known as the IT Infrastructure Library, has played a big role in the evolution of corporate IT. Love it or hate it, it’s hard to dispute the fact that ITIL has done much to improve the professionalism and performance of technical service and support...
Tag(s): ITIL, future of support, ITSM

 
Knowledge has exploded, and by that I mean, knowledge is everywhere. Knowledge is accessible. Knowledge has been democratized, crowdsourced, repurposed, remixed, and regurgitated. Where knowledge was once scarce, it is now abundant. Where knowledge was once controlled, it is now free. It’s taken...
Tag(s): KM, knowledge management, social media, social IT, crowdsourcing

 
While the practice of problem management isn’t new, the buzz surrounding its implementation and benefits continues to grow as organizations mature and move beyond incident management. HDI recently conducted a survey of 475 technical support professionals, across more than thirty vertical...
Tag(s): problem management, industry report

 
Knowledge management is a hot topic in our industry, with more and more organizations making it a priority each year. And as with any enterprise initiative, such as ITIL, outsourcing, or any number of equally dynamic implementations, it’s success depends on the participation and buy-in of the...
Tag(s): KCS, KM, knowledge management, supportworld

 
As IT professionals, we all know that having repeatable processes and following some type of best practices framework can provide some structure, a method to the madness. So, rather than share prescriptive guidance that will enable you to successfully implement a knowledge base, I thought I...
Tag(s): knowledge management, KM

 
Economic realities are driving organizations to consider new options for service delivery that can help them operate cost-effectively while still driving service excellence. As they seek greater efficiencies, it no longer makes sense to have multiple layers of the same functionalities and silos...
Tag(s): service management, ITSM

 
The University of Phoenix’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) handles more than 1.6 million student and faculty contacts per year, including incidents, service requests, and urgent “how-to” training opportunities. In 2010, the TAC was looking for an effective way to guide the knowledge...
Tag(s): KCS, trends, case study