Whereas once customer experience was something IT service and support put on the backest of backburners, the concept has now become front and center in the competitive IT landscape. Doug Rabold has a somewhat heretical suggestion for how to meet that demand.
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
May 5, 2021

 
We ask five questions of Roy Atkinson, CEO and Principal Advisor at Clifton Butterfield, LLC. Roy is part of HDI’s Strategic Advisory Board, composed of industry thought leaders, practitioners and solution providers who help us keep close tabs on the customer insights and support center and...
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
May 4, 2021

 
As the remote workforce expands exponentially, many workers are doing critical day-to-day work on their mobile phones. This creates a new weak point that can be exploited for cyberattack. Here are some of the biggest threats your business may face.
Tag(s): supportworld, business continuity, cloud computing, internet of things, knowledge management, security management
April 21, 2021

 
AITSM is a confusing name for a confusing subject, but it’s a way of thinking of which service desks can be automated and which require a human touch. A systemic approach to implementing AI can help improve the customer experience, and make your team more efficient.
Tag(s): supportworld, technical support, technology, cost per ticket, costs, ITSM, IT service management
March 29, 2021

 
Here is an argument for creating a model of advancement that favors advancing the skills of the generalist over that of creating a specialist class. This approach, if implemented correctly, can help boost team morale and smooth out the processes around customer interactions.
Tag(s): supportworld, coaching, collaboration, communications skills, diversity, employee engagement, employee satisfaction
March 29, 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

 
Change is hard, but it is harder when there isn’t a clear understanding of what change you are wanting and what risk you are willing to accept. Here is an approach toward streamlining the risk assessment of proposed changes to bring about better results.
Tag(s): supportworld, collaboration, business intelligence, change management, configuration management
March 23, 2021

 
Too often, IT deals only with the immediate tasks of its clients, and misses the big picture of customer care. Your team may do better by asking questions to get a complete understanding of what your clients hope to achieve.
Tag(s): supportworld, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
March 17, 2021

 
We all have received a crash course in the problems that may arise with a sudden shift to working remotely. Here is a step-by-step guide with all the factors to consider, from equipment needed to performance expectations to legal liability.
Tag(s): supportworld, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
March 16, 2021

 
Siloing IT can lead to siloed solutions for your business. Instead, your IT department should be empowered to holistically examine every step of the process of employee and customer interactions to come up with the best tools to help things run smoothly.
Tag(s): supportworld, collaboration, communications skills, communications technology
March 15, 2021