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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...

 

 
The HDI Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) launched an ambitious project to look ahead about five years and make some assertions about where the technical service and support industry will be by the year 2020.
Tag(s): future of support, supportworld

 
The ever-accelerating pace of technological change continues to push CIOs to adapt quickly or run the risk of finding themselves outmaneuvered by their competition. Whether it’s determining how best to leverage mobile apps, weighing the risks and benefits of cloud computing/storage, or...
Tag(s): future of support, supportworld

 
Is this the year the walls around IT and support finally come down, once and for all? There is a well-recognized chasm in many enterprises. On one side are the engineers and support people who keep the organization on the technological cutting edge; on the other is ...
Tag(s): workforce enablement, business of support, supportworld

 
We’re living in a world in which virtually everything has been changed—disrupted, you might say—by the integration of technology into nearly every facet of life. Technology is now at the center of our professional and personal lives. While there are exceptions, for most of us, it’s difficult to ...
Tag(s): future of support, supportworld

 
It’s estimated that well over two billion people are connected to the Internet today. With the explosion of smartphone technology, it’s not hard to imagine that sometime in the next ten years, that number will hit ...
Tag(s): technology, future of support, SaaS, software as a service - SaaS, supportworld

 
Asset management is a time-consuming task, and larger organizations have a greater need for dedicated toolsets. What features should IT look for when selecting this type of software?
Tag(s): asset management, technology, trends

 
As consumers have become more technically aware, they’ve become more willing to trust each other. This is having an impact on established providers of expertise and trust—and it’s changing entire industries. It’s vital that corporate IT departments understand ...
Tag(s): future of support, supportworld

 
The service desk is the face of IT, regardless of what technology resources and capabilities are ultimately deployed to deliver services, and we need to change the way we deal with our customers, who are becoming increasingly tech-savvy and demanding more adaptable business solutions. We must...
Tag(s): ITSM, service desk, SLA, service level agreement, service level management

 
How well do you know your customers? Do you understand their expectations around technology and its support? The fact is, these expectations change depending on age and exposure to technology. Consider the terminology you see in popular media concerning each successive generation: Baby Boomers,...
Tag(s): future of support, customer experience, supportworld

 
TECO Energy’s vision for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) project was to consolidate its existing financial, materials management (supply chain management), and human resource management applications and systems onto a single integrated platform across TECO Energy’s businesses. This...
Tag(s): case study, business alignment, process management, support center