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What IT Service Desks Need to Do Now

This article by Patrick Bolger delves into four key steps for IT service desks to take to help drive their organizations out of the global pandemic and into a better 2021.
It was great to see that many IT service desks were a vital part of organizational resilience during 2020. But what happens next as we enter 2021? Here are 4 predictions.
Which ITSM topics would you like to see us writing content on in 2021? Please share with us which topics would interest you most by taking our quick poll. Your answers will help drive our content schedule in the year ahead.
How will ITSM, or service management per se, need to change in 2021? Or perhaps how it will be forced to change to reflect the radically different world that we now live and work in?
In the future you should not expect your end users to come to you. The best support experience is going to be the one that’s immediate, silent, invisible, and doesn’t impact the individual.
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’.
In difficult times, while there needs to be attention on the firefighting at hand, it’s also good to look to the future. So, in this article we asked 36 people from all walks of ITSM to share their thoughts and opinions on how COVID-19 is going to impact the future of ITSM.
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.
At the start of this year, we asked our readers to vote on the ITSM-related content topics that they’d like to see helpful content published on in 2019 – this was used to guide our content throughout the year. Now, as we enter 2020, we’re doing the same thing again. Please take 30 seconds to vote.