E-commerce sales are booming, and businesses have chosen expediency over security as they raced to keep up with customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the dust now settles on that sea change, it pays to find ways to make sure every transaction is secure.
Tag(s): supportworld, best practice, business continuity, business of support, customer service, security management
April 28, 2021

One of the easiest tools to assist in continuous process improvement is the process control chart. It can help track when things go outside the norm, and help you diagnose problems in your service management. Here is a quick overview.
Tag(s): supportworld, business continuity, best practice, change management, incident management
April 20, 2021

Too often, organizations simply look at the bottom line as the end goal, but those utilizing ITIL 4 might want to dive deeper to come to agreement on the differing definitions of value. Here is a snapshot of that discussion.
Tag(s): supportworld, business of support, ITIL, ITSM
April 14, 2021

Every change initiative may die a silent death unless it is clearly documented and the process solves the problems your workforce faces. Here is a look at the value of clearly documenting processes, and then checking to make sure that what is written is what is being done.
Tag(s): supportworld, business of support, business alignment, IT service management, IT-business alignment
April 14, 2021

The pandemic has called into question traditional thinking on workforce management. Here is a case for why that may be a good thing for both employees and businesses. In short, flexible scheduling may help meet the needs of surging customer demand and fill small shifts at odd hours.
Tag(s): supportworld, business of support, employee satisfaction, employee engagement
April 14, 2021

It’s one thing to launch a continuous process improvement program, but it’s another to sustain it. Here, an analyst looks at some on-the-ground processes to keep momentum up for improvement. He suggests that it’s important for everyone on your team to question the process and troubleshoot for...
Tag(s): supportworld, continual service improvement, best practice, business alignment, IT service management
April 7, 2021

The best way to retain customer loyalty is to avoid complications in the customer experience. Here is a suggestion for a hands-on approach for troubleshooting potential issues that customers may have experienced, with examples of how this approach has been implemented.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, ITSM, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models, customer service
April 6, 2021

Too often sales and service were siloed from each other, but that should change, says one analyst. Ivan Moore argues that we need to adapt to be more agile, and train service teams to help cross-sell after fulfilling a customer service request.
Tag(s): supportworld, costs, ITSM, IT service management, business intelligence, business of support, cost models, customer service
April 5, 2021

Every organization needs an IT department, but many smaller orgs can’t afford the cost of the staffing necessary to meet IT needs. Some organizations are employing on-demand, outside help to augment their internal IT needs. Here is a look at the possible advantages of this approach.
Tag(s): supportworld, business value, collaboration, cloud computing, remote support tools, rightsourcing, support industry
March 23, 2021

Leadership requires looking in the mirror and evaluating what you’re doing well and what you need to improve. In this article, we take a look through the tough questions leaders need to ask, and why sometimes we fail to ask them.
Tag(s): supportworld, service quality, service desk, service management, change management, practices
March 10, 2021