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The Technical Support Center of the Future 

Today’s consumers have at their fingertips more tools for communication, collaboration, and creativity than were hardly even imagined just a decade or two ago. But as technology evolves and becomes even more integral to business operations, technical support centers likely will need more diversified skill sets, including staff with nontechnical skills, to meet the needs of their organizations in the future. Learn more...

 

 
Today, field and support service organizations are being challenged to replace traditional service offerings, where technical services are provided for a fixed price, to new models where revenue is earned by delivering positive customer outcomes. The biggest problem with confronting this...
Tag(s): business of support, supportworld

 
Remember the days when the IT department simply handed out computers and phones and told you what you could put on them? Then came BYOD, and now knowledge workers are adopting the latest and greatest personal devices—like smartphones and tablets—for both business and personal use. The next BYO...
Tag(s): mobility, mobile device support, future of support, trends

 
For a long time, the average lifecycle for support center software—including both simpler ticket management tools and more sophisticated IT service management systems—has been three to five years. This may seem like a relatively short period of time to those of us who have gone through the...
Tag(s): support center, tools

 
On the surface, one might think that a mobile workforce (or student body) using its own technology would increase demand for distance support. Though we have seen a modest increase in distance support, we’ve actually seen a marked demand for in-person support. From our perspective, mobility has...
Tag(s): byod, case study, desktop support, service desk