ITSM Articles

Choosing a new ITSM tool is a time-consuming and costly activity, after all selecting the wrong tool will inevitably cause our organization significant issues. To help, this article examines the ten key characteristics of a good tool selection process and highlight some of the pitfalls you’re likely to encounter along the way.
From understanding what governance means to you and your peers, to focusing on COBIT 5’s six enablers, to simply fully appreciating what COBIT is, this article takes a look at how you can get started successfully with COBIT in your organization.
This article provides an overview of why a Service Request Catalog Framework is an important addition to an enterprise’s overall service strategy – and offers up five tips for you to get started in creating one.
This article looks at the current state of ITSM tools and their capabilities/use cases. Proposing new names for ITSM tools along the way. Before finally making a judgment call on the new name for ITSM tools. What do you think? Does your organization still want an ITSM tool or would a different name be better?
Businesses are in the midst of a fundamental sea-change where everything we know about how the world works will change. In this article, Charles Araujo explains the two macro trends that are converging and how this convergence will impact the future of ITSM.
Most changes in ITSM are not quick to come to fruition, as such it’s highly unlikely that ‘trends’ like AI will take the field by storm as many have predicted. But what then should we expect in 2020? This article looks at five trends that may indeed change service management in the year ahead.
This article looks at how organizations can “wrap the cloud with ITSM” for most end users – which helps to create governance “guardrails” for its use. These guardrails simultaneously make the cloud “easier to eat” while also ensuring that it’s also compliant and well-governed.
Are you a little confused by vast array of common IT support and ITSM roles? If you want to better understand your support center managers to your ITSM process owners, this article by industry authority Roy Atkinson is for you.
This isn’t yet another article listing out five or more things that ITSM pros should be focused on in 2020; instead it looks at helping you identify three things that you need to concentrate your efforts on in 2020 for it to be considered a successful year.
Ultimately, enterprise service management is about taking the lessons we’ve learned in IT – in particular about service delivery and support – and applying them to the rest of the organization. Interested? To help, this article offers up four tips for getting started with enterprise service management.
This article brings together the 2020 opinions of a variety of people from 18 ITSM tool vendors and two support-professional membership bodies. These are people who have, if you stop to think about it, their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the ITSM industry right now…
This article looks at a recent report that offers guidance to IT departments entitled “Brex-IT – How will public sector IT cope in 2020?” and discusses how the challenges highlighted within the report are applicable to service management in 2020.
At the start of this year, we asked our readers to vote on the ITSM-related content topics that they’d like to see helpful content published on in 2019 – this was used to guide our content throughout the year. Now, as we enter 2020, we’re doing the same thing again. Please take 30 seconds to vote.
Throughout 2019 there was a lot of buzz around ‘trends’ such as digital transformation, AI, and continued cloud adoption. So the question is, will 2020 be more of the same? Or should we expect to see new trends and focuses in the world of ITSM?
This article offers up a variety of ITSM statistics and tips to help you to improve your future ITSM capabilities, collected by Stephen Mann at the recent BMC Exchange event in London.