Automation & AI Articles

Like self-driving cars, self-healing IT is already here and it’s going to stay whether you like it or not. Please read this article to find out more about what it is, how it works, and why it matters to your organization.
So much has changed with the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s important for IT organizations to realize that IT service delivery and support will likely never be the same. With that in mind, here 22 ITSM-ers share their thoughts and opinions on what ITSM will look like in this ‘new normal’.
What will we all be concerned about in ITSM in 2020? To help, here’s a poll-results-based article that looks at what will be the hot trends and topics – in terms of reader interest – in 2020. If nothing else, you’ll probably be surprised at where some ITSM topic areas have been voted in at.
In the world of service management, it’s a fact that analytics will continue to be a driving force in decision-making in 2020, and in this article we look specifically at how not just analytics, but predictive analytics will continue to grow in importance, impacting ITSM and how organizations conduct business.
This isn’t yet another article listing out five or more things that ITSM pros should be focused on in 2020; instead it looks at helping you identify three things that you need to concentrate your efforts on in 2020 for it to be considered a successful year.
This article brings together the 2020 opinions of a variety of people from 18 ITSM tool vendors and two support-professional membership bodies. These are people who have, if you stop to think about it, their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the ITSM industry right now…
This article looks at a recent report that offers guidance to IT departments entitled “Brex-IT – How will public sector IT cope in 2020?” and discusses how the challenges highlighted within the report are applicable to service management in 2020.
People often tend to misunderstand the many terms used with artificial intelligence (AI), such as AI itself, machine learning, deep learning, and others. As such, this article aims to help you differentiate and understand the various roles these capabilities can play in IT service management.
Throughout 2019 there was a lot of buzz around ‘trends’ such as digital transformation, AI, and continued cloud adoption. So the question is, will 2020 be more of the same? Or should we expect to see new trends and focuses in the world of ITSM?
This article explains what Enterprise Service Management is and how it helps before talking to how new artificial intelligence (AI)-based capabilities – such as intelligent and connected chatbots – make an even greater difference to employee productivity and business outcomes.
There’s increasingly a culture by which people see current AI capabilities a let-down. That’s because science-fiction-based expectations – so let’s get rid of them and take a look at how AI has actually evolved and will continue to evolve in reality.
The fact is that if the data and information captured within your knowledge articles or incident records or other ITSM artifacta is of poor quality, then the resulting actions (using AI) will likely be of poor quality. Here Doug Tedder explains how to avoid this and practice good ITSM hygiene.
This article by Roy Atkinson takes a deep dive into recent HDI research to shed some light on the current state of knowledge management, the reasons organizations have decided to provide self-help, how they provide that help, and what some of the barriers to improvement are.
Truth to be told, in the future no one knows how advancements in AI will affect our lives. We have to wait and watch. But one thing is sure in terms of ITSM – AI will definitely change ITSM processes and practices. As such, this article digs a little deeper to see how AI will change future ITSM solutions.
It’s a simple fact that the impact of Artificial Intelligence on service desks will become valued when AI is able to perform the mediocre tasks service desk teams would rather not do, as well as the actions humans struggle with. With that in mind, this article looks at where AI is taking, and will take, IT support.