In 2010, TECO Energy, one of the largest energy and utility companies in Florida, faced a computing infrastructure of aging hardware and obsolete software that created stability and performance problems and hindered business productivity. Most of the company’s 2,800-plus desktop and laptop...
Tag(s): technology, practices and processes, infrastructure management, change management, process management
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago

 
Over the last several years, HDI has collected information about technology use in the IT service and technical support help desk/support center. This year, for the first time, HDI has collected similar information for the desktop support industry. In this article, we will present the results...
Tag(s): technology, research, desktop support, service desk technology
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago

 
As today’s organizations proceed with upgrades to Windows 7 and Office 2007 or 2010, many are finding that the action plans they need are very different from the plans they used for previous upgrades, with particular regard to the migration of users to the new applications. Of course, there are...
Tag(s): technology, change management, infrastructure management, release management
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 53 Minutes ago

 
Your CEO just returned from a two-week business trip. Company data is normally backed up to the network via VPN, but not this time. The only copy resides on your CEO’s hard drive and it can’t be accessed. You’ve been contacted because that data is mission critical to the enterprise and your CEO...
Tag(s): technology, process, business continuity, disaster recovery
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 11 Hours, 15 Minutes ago

 
According to the 2010 HDI Support Center Practices & Salary Report, only 19.9% of all centers are offering chat as a contact channel. With adding value and reducing costs at the front of most IT leaders’ minds, is this the right time to increase your support capacity by adding chat? And are the...
Tag(s): technology, customer service, desktop support, support channels
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 11 Hours, 16 Minutes ago

 
When a group of IT service or technical support professionals gather, one can almost always expect to hear chatter about password resets. On average, about three out of every ten tickets received by support centers are related to password resets. This finding, from a recent HDI Research Corner...
Tag(s): technology, process, practices and processes, research
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago

 
The proliferation of mobile devices, increasing social and technical sophistication of the twenty-first-century college graduates entering the workforce, and anytime/anywhere demand for access have gained stronger footholds and show no signs of slowing. At the same time, the economic climate...
Tag(s): people, process, technology, desktop support
Date Published May 23, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago

 
Mobile device support and the consumerization of IT were hot topics last year, and it does not look like that will be changing anytime soon. Today’s workforce is more geographically dispersed than ever, and global workers expect their technology—particularly mobile technology—to keep up, whether...
Tag(s): technology
Date Published May 22, 2012 - Last Updated 6 Years, 290 Days, 14 Hours, 4 Minutes ago

 
Just as mobile devices can give workers the freedom to access corporate resources from anywhere, at any time, remote/online training can give them the freedom to take training and improve their skills, whether they are at work or on the road.
Tag(s): people, technology, professional development
Date Published May 22, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago

 
In May 2007, the board of trustees for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) healthcare system called for the replacement of its homegrown electronic health record (EHR) system, which was targeted at ambulatory care, with Epic, a readily available, commercial system. Epic provides comprehensive...
Tag(s): technology, process
Date Published May 22, 2012 - Last Updated 7 Years, 290 Days, 10 Hours, 31 Minutes ago