Here Stephen Mann takes his latest negative customer experience and turns it into five simple, but practical, pieces of advice for anyone (whether they be in internal or external support) to follow when handling a customer complaint.
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In order to understand IT services better, and make the translation into business value, they can be broken down into three groups of properties: better IT services, faster delivery of IT services, and cheaper IT services. Here, industry authority Mark Smalley takes a closer look at these three dimensions.
Here Doug Tedder discusses seven fundamental things that IT must do to run like a business, including: having a compelling portfolio of services and products and exhibiting financial and business acumen. After all, the business of the future demands a technology partner that acts and runs like a business.
Agile and DevOps practices are adopted to help resolve complex business issues at speed while still providing an increased certainty of intent, quality, and safety, but have you ever stopped to think about the the impact of Agile and DevOps on your business continuity practices?
IT is a critical business function, with any significant outage a disaster – exactly why the CIO should have a seat on the Board. So why does the question of whether IT is part of the business or a supplier persist? Is IT the victim of an injustice or maybe just super-bad at PR? Let’s take a look.
How can enterprise service management (ESM) benefit educational institutions (schools and higher education) by making service delivery and support more efficient and effective through the leveraging of existing IT investments? Here we explore, with examples of what ESM looks like in the education sector.
There’s one major area of IT that unlike the rest isn’t clearly defined — the people. And it’s why effective stakeholder management is so vital to your IT success. Here we dig into what stakeholder management is and provide a simple, five-step framework to help manage your stakeholders more effectively.
After attending a demonstration of live, real-time, security threat hunting, Daniel Card was left disappointed. So for this article he decided – in line with his research – to hunt out some real-life security threats on the internet on his own. Here you can get the lowdown and see the actual data he found.
The new, and higher, expectations of digital consumers – which includes employees – now means that IT organizations need to reassess their IT support services and capabilities across four key areas including service support strategies and service desk operating models; here Sarah Lahav discusses all four.
Here Paul Wilkinson discusses a key enabler of COBIT – “Culture, Ethics and Behavior” – which can help address people-related issues, and queries why it isn’t seen as sufficiently critical to warrant its further development.
Yes you should aim to solve tickets as quickly as possible, but there’s more to it than that. Meeting an SLA doesn’t guarantee that the customer is happy. You need to put the emphasis on customer experience. You need XLAs, and here’s why.