Featured: The State of Service Management in 2021

This report, focusing on the state of service management in 2021, provides service management and technical support leaders with the essential insights and knowledge needed to make data-based decisions that will ultimately improve the services and support provided by their organizations and help them advance in their careers. It illustrates current practices, processes, solutions, and strategies related to service management and enterprise service management.

Download PPT (1.3MB) | Download PDF (1MB)

 
Sending people to ITIL training and buying tools that promise “out of the box” ITIL are no guarantee of success. Flexibility and creativity are required to make change happen across the organization. This, in turn, requires people to be ready and willing to change, and this won’t happen by...
Tag(s): ITSM, supportworld

 
What is the future of knowledge management? The quick answer is multi: multimedia, multichannel, and multilingual. As we look ahead two to three years, I believe these three attributes will have a powerful effect on several key trends in service and support, all of which have implications for...
Tag(s): future of support, knowledge management, KM, value-add

 
As the face of IT, the support organization plays a significant role in the customer’s overall experience and perception of IT. In recent years, many organizations have found that their internal customers’ expectations have evolved; they now expect—if not demand—the usability, self-help tools,...
Tag(s): IT service management, ITSM, customer experience, 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
The improvement strategy was simple: provide users with what they want, when they need it, while implementing efficient processes that produce consistent, repeatable outputs.
Tag(s): case study, service quality