Automation & AI Articles

This article shares the highlights of the most recent State of ITSM report looking at the impact of employee remote working, challenges related to the pandemic, technology adoption, and the business view of IT.
What happens when machine learning leads to the crash of your IT systems, shuts down servers and applications, or takes actions you cannot have control over? Machine learning is the foundation of AIOps and automation, but to what extent can we depend on it, and how reliable is it?
Knowledge hoarding is a big challenge organizations face today. To this end, AI-enabled tools have considerable potential to manage data and help organizations to transform people’s experiences and knowledge accumulated over time into collective knowledge for the organization.
The typical patch management process consists of much more than simply implementing the update. Alongside the physical deployment, each organization will have its own change management process. This work can be tedious, thankless, and time-consuming. This article offers help to make patching easier.
Looking for a little ‘secret sauce’ behind chatbot success? This chatbot manifesto provides a list of 20 ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ when it comes to using chatbots in your organization.
This article looks at what a number of service management authorities predict to be the most important changes, or trends, for service management professionals to understand and address in 2021 and beyond. Read it here.
Here Stephen Mann shares the results of our recent survey assessing the current state of AI adoption in ITSM, looking at what ITSM tool vendors offer, who has adopted what, and what people see as the biggest barriers to success.
Here Ian Aitchison offers up guidance for any organization that’s looking to successfully use AI-enabled capabilities to improve their IT service delivery and support. Including whether you should use built-in AI features, add-on AI, or DIY AI solutions.
What self-service improvements should your organization be aiming for? This article by Stephen Mann explores, along with looking at how IT service desks can benefit from intelligent automation in self-service.
We asked ten ITSM industry authorities for their view on the guidance and help organizations need for succeeding with the adoption of AI-enabled capabilities. This is what they said.
What do organizations need to be doing to ensure that they use AI to their best advantage? This article by John Custy seeks to answer this, as well as other key questions that you and your colleagues might have related to AI, machine learning, and ITSM.
Looking to improve how your technology-based services are designed, created, delivered, supported, and improved? One opportunity is to leverage AIOps capabilities. But how? This article explores and offers up three tips.
To help industry understanding around the adoption of AI-enabled capabilities, we’re running a quick, anonymous three-question survey that seeks to provide readers with a snapshot of where the industry is. Can you please help?
This article reports back on the results of our latest content poll, which asked respondents to choose the five ITSM topics they most need help with in 2021. We also look at how things have changed versus 2020. Get the results here.
Here, 41 ITSM and IT management industry authorities provide what they believe to be practical advice for IT leaders to help them succeed in 2021 and beyond. The responses are interesting and varied, so please take a look.