With the rising demands for support access anytime, anywhere, from any device and the continuing need to contain support costs, remote support solutions have risen to the top three “must-have” technologies. Coupled with a solution lifecycle that averages three to...

Tag(s): technology, remote support tools, software as a service - SaaS, technical support, cloud computing, desktop support

 
Seton Hill University has a reputation for being an early adopter. Consequently, I’m often asked about the relationship between social media and mobility. What follows is a short chronicle of Seton Hill University’s journey through the adoption of both social media and mobile technologies and a...
Tag(s): social media, byod, mobility, mobile device support, technology

 
Overenthusiastic advocates of any initiative often jump into action before thinking things through, but just because one organization saved money by using peer-to-peer support, that doesn’t mean it will work in every organization in the same way.
Tag(s): best practice, community, desktop support, service desk, social networking tools, social IT, supportworld

 
Manufacturing, financial, retail, and pharmaceutical companies have long used predictive analytics for everything from anticipating parts shortages to calculating credit scores. But across industries, the software can also warn IT organizations about potential system failures before they affect...
Tag(s): metrics and measurements, technology

 
In any service and support situation, the relationship between service providers and consumers is mechanically bounded by the service terms and conditions and a set of agreeable payment terms. What’s often missing in outsourcing-based provider-consumer relationships is a set of business rules...
Tag(s): cloud computing, outsourcing, business intelligence

 
The state of security in 2014 can be summed up in four words: We are falling behind. External breaches are occurring more frequently and becoming more complex, and internal threats have extended beyond malicious employees (past and present) and current employee mistakes to include vendors, who...
Tag(s): technology, trends, security management

 
Reporting is like food. Some dishes are simple, requiring few ingredients; some are more complex, requiring more (and more unique) ingredients. We all have our own flavor preferences. IT reporting is much the same. Depending on your department and your management’s desires, your business’s...
Tag(s): technology, reporting-and-analytics, 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

 
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

 
We live in a world where database and analytical technologies are maturing at an amazing pace. Capabilities that were once the sole province of extremely large companies and governments are trickling down to our own companies and even ...
Tag(s): technology, supportworld