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With proper ITIL documentation, IT organizations can avoid common pitfalls such as miscommunication, IT service delivery and support inconsistencies, and lack of accountability. Another important aspect of ITIL documentation is that it provides a historical record of the IT organization’s activities, which can be invaluable for troubleshooting, auditing, and continual improvement.
You need standardized and repeatable ways that your IT service desk team can use to deliver high-quality IT services that support the organization’s overall goals and objectives. Choosing your IT service desk processes should be driven by your IT service desk’s purpose and objective and how you intend to provide IT services to your customers.
This article shares a whopping 79 pieces of #ITSM advice for 2024 from IT practitioners, consultants, and vendors, covering experience management, AI, value, improvement, and more.
This article shares the results of our 2024 content poll, insights into how ITSM trends have changed, trend-related opinions, and links to existing ITSM.tools content that might still be helpful.
This article looks at the current state of security patch management, along with trends and predictions for how it may change (or stay the same) in 2024.
The IT service desk is the critical interface point where IT interacts daily with customers (or end-users). To deliver outstanding IT capabilities, you must ensure that your IT service desk consists of several key components that work together to provide effective IT support that reflects the overarching business needs and goals.
If you’ve worked in ITSM roles long enough, you’ve probably been told, “ITSM is a journey, not a destination” at some point. But a journey is a series of destinations and for long journeys these break up the route and provide a sense of direction and accomplishment as they are reached. But what does this have to do with ITSM? This article explains.
Most organizations do some form of incident management. They might not call it “incident management,” but regardless of what it’s called, there are many key incident management tips for IT service desks to consider. This article shares 20 of the most common incident management tips.
Whether you’re looking to optimize your organization’s existing cloud usage or planning a move to the cloud, this article explains how to manage costs effectively.
This article shares some of the key ITSM insights from BMC Connect 2023, many of which relate to the opportunity for IT organizations to leverage AI to improve their operations and the associated business outcomes.
This article by Vawns Murphy rounds up the best advice from the itSMF UK 2023 conference on a variety of service management-related topics.
IT teams continue to face an onslaught and multitude of challenges and rising expectations that seem to evolve at an astonishing rate. This article looks at the strategies required to deliver outstanding IT services in this rapidly evolving world.
This article is the first in a series that looks at the key elements of setting up an IT service desk. Check it out here.
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