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The Latest from SupportWorld

KCS is by far the best methodology for support centers, but in the journey to drive organizations to it, there are numerous challenges.
Tag(s): KCS, best practice, technology, supportworld
Date Published February 18, 2015 - Last Updated 7 Years, 93 Days, 4 Hours, 41 Minutes ago

Support teams face the challenge of implementing best practices with the aim of providing better service, having good governance, and getting IT to work effectively. Is ITIL the answer?
Tag(s): software as a service - SaaS, technology, virtual support tools, process-improvement, supportworld
Date Published February 1, 2015 - Last Updated 7 Years, 140 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago

The pace of change is dizzying and the consumerization of IT is forcing profound changes in how organizations deliver IT services.
Tag(s): self-service, best practice, business of support, supportworld
Date Published January 16, 2015 - Last Updated 7 Years, 140 Days, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes ago

With high-speed residential Internet, it has become easier and more cost effective than ever for businesses to implement permanent and part-time remote work arrangements.
Tag(s): employee engagement, employee satisfaction, professional development, supportworld
Date Published January 15, 2015 - Last Updated 6 Years, 360 Days, 5 Hours, 45 Minutes ago

Before choosing a new service management tool, you need to know what your service management needs are and also what the expectations of your business are.
Tag(s): best practice, change management, supportworld
Date Published January 1, 2015 - Last Updated 7 Years, 140 Days, 1 Hour, 39 Minutes ago

This infographic shares five ways to impress your customers in technical support. From knowing which inbound contact channels are most utilized to staying on top of how customers feel about the support they receive, this graphic is chock full of statistics about the industry based on HDI's research.
Tag(s): business of support, supportworld, infographic, customer service, customer experience, customer satisfaction
Date Published December 12, 2014 - Last Updated 2 Years, 201 Days, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes ago

There’s a difference between saying “I feel feverish” and saying “My temperature is 101°F.” In the second case, you’ve used a measuring device (thermometer) to find out what your temperature really is. Likewise, we can make a guess that “Our customers like us” because of comments in the hallway,...
Tag(s): customer-satisfaction-measurement, customer experience, customer satisfaction, supportworld
Date Published December 1, 2014 - Last Updated 5 Years, 301 Days, 6 Hours, 8 Minutes ago

The expansion of the principles of IT service management (ITSM) to areas outside of IT has been a topic of conversation in the hallways and gathering places at conferences and meetings for several years. In order to learn how service support practices have adapted and been adapted as a result of...
Tag(s): business of support, supportworld, infographic, service management, ITSM, service strategy
Date Published October 15, 2014 - Last Updated 2 Years, 201 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago

It can be a challenge to find professionals that have the right mix of technical and customer service skills to be successful as desktop support technicians (DSTs). Learn about the requirements and expectations for DSTs so you can better address the hiring challenge from both the recruiting and...
Tag(s): business of support, supportworld, infographic, staffing, workforce enablement, desktop support
Date Published October 15, 2014 - Last Updated 2 Years, 201 Days, 1 Hour, 21 Minutes ago

Leaders in the technical support industry continue to be preoccupied with managing support for the mobile workforce. With 86% of support organizations feeling pressured to prove their value to the business, taking full advantage of supporting mobility is more important than ever.
Tag(s): business of support, supportworld, infographic, mobility, mobile device support, technology
Date Published April 24, 2014 - Last Updated 2 Years, 201 Days, 1 Hour, 27 Minutes ago