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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... 

 
When it comes to knowledge management and Knowledge-Centered Support best practices, Coveo has a decided edge. They have robust tools, which they create. But without the philosophy, culture, and processes infused throughout their company ...
Tag(s): knowledge management, KCS, supportworld

 
Knowledge management and Knowledge-Centered Support (KCS) are gigantic concepts that carry big expectations for financial and business practices. For some, they seem like amorphous ideas that lead to brick walls and inaction. For others, in their eagerness to get started, it’s “pick a knowledge...
Tag(s): knowledge management, KCS

 
As an organization in a highly regulated industry, Tampa Electric faces complexities and pressures that other organizations may not. As a guardian of the grid, those complexities and pressures are compounded. Yet Tampa Electric’s “culture of security” and practical approaches to security could...
Tag(s): security management

 
In the March/April issue of SupportWorld, Jim McKennan provided an overview of some of the activities related to problem management, including incident matching and root cause analysis. In this article, I will build upon that foundation by providing additional insights into the problem...
Tag(s): problem management

 
Having an understanding of the key parts of project planning is critical to the success of any support team. There are two key elements of project management: people and process. Each element has ...
Tag(s): desktop support, problem management, 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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