IT provides services to the business, and ITSM enables IT to react accordingly when those services don’t perform as designed. It’s important that IT and the business are on the same page when it comes to key events, and that they approach those events with the same sense of urgency. This...
Tag(s): ITSM, IT service management, supportworld
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 284 Days, 11 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Organizations often rush to kick-start improvement efforts without first completing a thorough analysis. All too often, improvement exercises are either reactive—knee-jerk responses to what others have done—or conceived in response to the passionate advocacy of a charismatic (and usually senior)...
Tag(s): customer service, continual service improvement
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 284 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
There’s an information security maxim that states, “There’s no security without physical security.” Buildings and infrastructure (other than specifically IT infrastructure) are usually the domain of a department other than IT, but the technology used to monitor and secure facilities of all types...
Tag(s): support models, future of support, security management
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 283 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Securing personal devices requires an in-depth knowledge of not only the unique aspects of mobile devices but also the unique approaches to securing mobile devices that aren’t owned by company. Multiple platforms and multiple mobile device management (MDM) solutions only complicate the BYOD...
Tag(s): byod, security management
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 283 Days, 23 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
People are used to googling to get answers to their questions, so why invest in a knowledge management system and web self-service for IT support? Well, there are some major drawbacks to using Google in lieu of a knowledge management system. The shortcomings are mostly the same whether end users...
Tag(s): knowledge management, tools
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 284 Days, 11 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Knowledge management is more critical than ever. Advanced technologies, such as virtual agents, chatbots, and AI, require that organizations have knowledge organized and accessible to the “smart machines.” One of the goals of knowledge management is to provide...
Tag(s): webinars, support models, supportworld, self-service, self-service tools, knowledge management
Date Published - Last Updated 2 Years, 71 Days, 17 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
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
Date Published - Last Updated 6 Years, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
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
Date Published - Last Updated 6 Years, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
While BYOD and broader consumerization trends may be turning the corporate IT world upside down, such factors have long been a reality in the campus IT environment. But that doesn’t mean that university IT departments are immune to the changing expectations of today’s empowered device owners.
Tag(s): case study, byod, desktop support, service desk, security management
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 284 Days, 13 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
As more organizations adopt ITIL best practices or pursue ISO/IEC 20000 certification, the number of BRMs continues to rise. Gartner predicts that the percentage of IT personnel dedicated to relationship management and change leadership functions will reach nearly 15 percent by the end of 2013,...
Tag(s): business alignment, ITIL, IT-business alignment
Date Published - Last Updated 7 Years, 284 Days, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago