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The 12-Step Journey to Modern Service Management

This article summarizes the 12-step journey to Modern Service Management. It provides useful nuggets of information and takeaways you can apply immediately; with the journey map used to help to prevent and/or mitigate failures and to optimize successes.

Understanding How to Demonstrate the Business Value of IT

In order to understand IT services better, and make the translation into business value, they can be broken down into three groups of properties: better IT services, faster delivery of IT services, and cheaper IT services. Here, industry authority Mark Smalley takes a closer look at these three dimensions.

Tackling Common Knowledge Management Issues for IT Service Desks

Corporate IT service desks have long understood the opportunity, and benefits, of knowledge management, but far too many continue to struggle to make the most of what their service desk agents, and the wider IT organization, already know. The question is: why is this?

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Service Desk Articles

Tackling Common Knowledge Management Issues for IT Service Desks
Corporate IT service desks have long understood the opportunity, and benefits, of knowledge management, but far too many continue to struggle to make the most of what their service desk agents, and the wider IT organization, already know. The question...
Comparing Internal Versus External Knowledge Base Solutions
This article aims to provide an overview of the different types of knowledge bases available. The question we want to answer here is: “Is it better for your company to use an internal knowledge base (that’s built into your ITSM...
Improve IT Service Desk Customer Experience and Satisfaction with Duration Reports
If you’re not meeting the response time agreements you have with your customers can you explain why? If not, then here’s a potential solution – duration distribution reporting is a strategy that service managers can use to gain a deeper...

ITSM Articles

The 12-Step Journey to Modern Service Management
This article summarizes the 12-step journey to Modern Service Management. It provides useful nuggets of information and takeaways you can apply immediately; with the journey map used to help to prevent and/or mitigate failures and to optimize successes.
ITSM Statistics - Does IT Know the Business?
Here you'll find our latest survey results related to ITSM pros and their business knowledge and focus – with the responses showing both positive and negative aspects of modern-day IT service delivery and support. Read on for analysis covering the...
Check Out These 20 Unsung ITSM “Social Influencers”
Here we highlight some of the unsung ITSM social media heroes; who should be followed for their Twitter sharing, blogging, or both. This is our list of 20 people who should make ITSM “Top Social Influencer” lists but often don’t!