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Using an ITSM Tool for Customer Support

IT service management (ITSM) tools have a history of being used outside of IT but it hasn’t been until recently that something the industry has termed “enterprise service management” has gained significant traction. You might...
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IT Support in a Consumerized World

Hey, it’s SysAdmin Day again. The day comes around so quickly – it only seems like a year since the last one. Hopefully you love your sysadmins. Or if you’re cool...
4 Must-Have Features of Great ITSM Software

4 Must-Have Features of Great ITSM Software

IT service management (ITSM) software can make or break an IT service desk, and adversely affect the IT services it’s trying to support. But what makes one piece of ITSM software...
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5 Common Issues with Enterprise IT – How Many Do You Recognize?

In IT and IT service management (ITSM), we’re often aware of the issues that cause us pain, or at least the symptoms of the issues. For instance, that:  IT engineers are working...
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5 Ways New Technology is Changing IT Support

It was fun delivering the Service Desk Institute (SDI) and ITSM.tools webinar on “5 Ways That Technology is Changing IT Support” last week. Fun for a few reasons:It was a chance...
Technological Improvement Needs More Than Technology

Technological Improvement Needs More Than Technology

The webinar referenced in this blog post has now taken place. You can watch this on demand here.There’s nothing more certain than change, and – mostly thanks to IT these days...
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The Benefits of Better Invoice Management with SIAM

When signing up for an outsourcing deal, one thing that companies frequently fail to think about is the invoicing data they require as the service recipient organization. This information is very...
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The Top 3 Virtual Infrastructure Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Virtual infrastructure has come a long way from its desktop origins in 1998. Back then, VMware’s Chief Scientist, Mendel Rosenblum, freed virtualization from the IBM mainframe to run it on the...
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How to Define, Measure, and Report IT Service Availability

Availability of IT services really matters. When services that a customer expects to be able to access aren’t available, that customer is going to be unhappy. After all, why should the...
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Who Sets the Focus for ITSM Training?

I was recently intrigued to read a blog by Paul Wilkinson about IT service management (ITSM) training: “Has ITSM Training’s Focus on Guaranteed Pass Rates Gone Too Far?” And when Paul...

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