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ITSM in 2019 and What We Should Learn from Our Past

In this 2019-focused article, Stephen Mann asks whether the ITSM industry's love of next-year predictions are as helpful as they could be. And whether, for 2019, we should be more realistic about what we will, or can, achieve.

Getting Process Automation and Digital Transformation Right

Automation of processes (across the organization) is something that should be treated very seriously and carefully – it can be dangerous when not properly implemented and/or defined. Here we look at the key requirements for, and benefits of, successful process automation (and digital transformation).

Mental Health and Wellbeing in IT – a Personal Account

There's a big focus on mental wellbeing in IT right now, but we still seem to be struggling to break away from "the stigma" related to the "darker" side of mental health. To hopefully help others to speak out, Stephen Mann has written about his personal experiences with work-related stresses.

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Service Desk Articles

Does the Service Engineer Ever Get the Right Credit?
This article looks at what happens when a major incident occurs and how the involved service engineer’s work is regarded. Are you giving them the incentives and credit that they deserve?
4 Steps Towards a Great Service Catalog
This article offers up a quick guide to service catalog success – from getting started, to measuring quality, from checking whether you're providing services that meet your customers’ needs, to improving your service catalog by matching it to your customer...
How to Better Understand the Total Cost of IT Service Desk Tools
Have you ever stopped to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) for your current, or next, IT service desk tool? Not just the costs of buying the software but the all-in costs of what it takes to make the...

ITSM Articles

ITSM in 2019 and What We Should Learn from Our Past
In this 2019-focused article, Stephen Mann asks whether the ITSM industry's love of next-year predictions are as helpful as they could be. And whether, for 2019, we should be more realistic about what we will, or can, achieve.
Getting Process Automation and Digital Transformation Right
Automation of processes (across the organization) is something that should be treated very seriously and carefully – it can be dangerous when not properly implemented and/or defined. Here we look at the key requirements for, and benefits of, successful process...
Which ITSM Topics Will Interest You, and Your Peers, in 2019?
Which IT service management (ITSM) topics would you like to see our content focus on in 2019? Please take our quick poll and then read on to find out more about a year in the life of ITSM.tools’ content and...