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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.
There are still organizations out there that are loath to make the move to the cloud. Sometimes the reasons for staying on-premises are very real, but sometimes it might be a case of believing many of these nigh decade-old cloud myths…
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.
This article looks at some of the findings and analysis from the recent SAM Charter Software Asset Management Global Report, offering a glimpse into how many organizations are scoring with their SAM maturity.
In this article Paul Wilkinson questions whether, that while organizations might aim to be DevOps-propelled technology unicorns, there aren’t just unicorns and horses – the reality is that there are many types of horses. And some of them aren’t that great a ride. What on earth is he talking about? Read on.
While information of enterprise service management successes and failures can be hard to access, here we suggest that the more readily available digital transformation stories can be conveniently applied to corporate enterprise service management strategies and their execution.
In the latest in our series of wellbeing articles, Phil Green provides insight into the impact of mental health issues and offers advice on what’s needed to help those suffering to improve their lives – with the aim of getting you to think differently about mental health and how best to help others if they’re suffering.
In the second of our wellbeing articles, Ian Stock offers advice based on his personal experiences of wellbeing and mental health; including understanding “anhedonia” – a word that doesn’t seem to be widely known (unlike hedonism). Read more here.
This article looks at some TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) 101 essentials including: what it is, why organizations value the certification, its benefits, how to become qualified, and the three core ways that it can help both you and your business.
Want to deliver excellent services? Want to start improving customer experience, but have no clue where to start? As with anything related to your customers, it’s often best to start with the customers and their journey(s) – so take a look at these five actions to help you on the road to success.
There’s a big focus on mental wellbeing in IT right now, but we still seem to be struggling to break away from “the stigma” related to the “darker” side of mental health. To hopefully help others to speak out, Stephen Mann has written about his personal experiences with work-related stresses.
Does the information security world owe a huge debt to the wisdom of Star Wars? And is there a way to improve your organization’s security approach and posture using the wisdom of Jedi? Security authority Daniel Card explores.
This article by Matthew Burrows focuses on the state of skills, using the Digital Skills Landscape 2018 report, from SkillsTx and BSMimpact, to highlight the current state of skills availability in IT. Are we overly humble in our opinion of our skills or is it the reverse?