How Internal IT Support Lags Behind External Customer Support

How Internal IT Support Lags Behind External Customer Support

There’ll always be some differences between internal IT support and external customer service/support. It makes sense – most successful companies will always place the support of customers as their top priority,...
Still Arguing Over Incidents and Problems? Really?

Still Arguing Over Incidents and Problems? Really?

When I look at public IT service management (ITSM) forums such as LinkedIn, I find it disappointing to see how much time is still being wasted arguing over some basic concepts...
The State of Today’s ITSM

The State of Today’s ITSM

When HDI’s State of IT research was released, it generated a lot of conversation. A lot of that conversation was asking, “How could you?” or “Why did you?”Most of those asking...
The Value of the Cynefin Framework to ITSM

The Value of the Cynefin Framework to ITSM

In November 2017 (or back in November 2017, depending on when you're reading this), I will have (or have had) the privilege of speaking at the annual itSMF UK conference (ITSM17)...

Filling the Gap in Maturity Models

My previous blog on the value of non-IT supporting processes got me thinking – there’s something missing, a gap, in most maturity models that I’ve seen and used. Don’t get me...
The Chatbot Future Involves Getting Some IT-Support Stuff Right Today

The Chatbot Future Involves Getting Some IT Support Stuff Right Today

The rising growth in business-to-consumer (B2C) chatbots that employ artificial intelligence (AI), or more specifically machine learning, offers up many new opportunities for IT support. Customers, or potential customers, can ask...
ITSM is About to get Practical

ITSM is About to get Practical

Forget your countdown to Christmas (it’s 52 days in case you were wondering), more importantly there’s officially only 18 sleeps until this year’s annual itSMF UK conference (ITSM17).There’ll be wonderful people...
Why Only Outsource Things That Are Working Well?

Why Only Outsource Things That Are Working Well?

Service integration and management (SIAM) is very much in vogue for the IT service management (ITSM) industry right now. With multi-supplier sourcing models seen as a replacement to the single-vendor outsourcing...
6 Pressing Reasons Your CIO Needs to Be on the Board

6 Pressing Reasons Your CIO Needs to Be on the Board

Senior IT decision makers have argued for years that CIOs should be on the boards of companies. While personal ambition or the hope of securing IT funding more easily may have driven some of those arguments, there are now genuine and pressing reasons for...
10 Key Steps for SIAM Success 3

10 Key Steps for SIAM Success

In my earlier service integration and management (SIAM) blog I covered the whys and whats of SIAM. This blog looks at what SIAM involves in reality, starting with the required approach...

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