In the 2019 Future of ITSM survey, just over half of respondents felt that working in IT is adversely affecting their personal wellbeing. Coupled with the increasing number of people that we know and love in ITSM opening up about their experiences of wellbeing issues, ITSM.tools felt that the ITSM industry needs to at least find out how big the issue is.
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This article asks how we can possibly expect to achieve our digital transformation agenda without basic service request management building blocks in place, and offers up seven tips for optimizing your service request management capabilities as part of your organization’s digital transformation activities.
The Agile Manifesto promotes increased agility through the continuous and frequent delivery of a valuable product, continual feedback loops in order to incorporate changing requirements, and collaboration. But unfortunately, much of its guidance has been misinterpreted. This article looks at what agility isn’t.
SIAM is an approach for managing multiple suppliers of business and IT services, seamlessly integrating them to provide a single business-facing IT organization and “end-to-end services” that meet business requirements. If you’re considering SIAM within your organization, here’s 10 tips to help.
Though self-hosted options may appear the easiest and most cost-effective, they can pale in comparison to the benefits of managed hosting services. This article looks at how managed hosting functions as a service model, as well as the myriad of benefits it presents to both customers and business owners.
Providing a quality customer experience means devising a plan and sticking with it, but doing so requires a little customer journey mapping. Here Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord looks at the key steps for getting started with mapping your customer journeys, from the right questions to ask, to creating user personas.
When it comes to cloud migration, IT decision makers often worry about things such as moving complex workloads and possible data loss – but it doesn’t have to be problematic. In this article we share eight tips for building a seamless cloud migration strategy that will help your organization to get things right.
This article offers up three tips for better customer service – with these applicable to IT professionals who are either offering service and support to their business colleagues or the same to customers in other companies, i.e. via external customer support or managed service provision.
The service desk can be a stressful environment. The sheer number of calls – and the potentially stressful nature of those calls – can progressively affect agents and their wellbeing. This article looks at possible wellbeing issues on the service desk and offers advice on how to best tackle, or ideally, prevent them.