ITSM Articles

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our community. It was rough, and now that the world is returning to normal, here are some things to look forward to at in-person ITSM events such as SITS 2022.
Here Sophie Danby shares a list of what she believes are currently the best ITSM blog sites including vendors, member organizations and consultancies. There’s 40 in total. Read the list here.
What happens when machine learning leads to the crash of your IT systems, shuts down servers and applications, or takes actions you cannot have control over? Machine learning is the foundation of AIOps and automation, but to what extent can we depend on it, and how reliable is it?
Knowledge hoarding is a big challenge organizations face today. To this end, AI-enabled tools have considerable potential to manage data and help organizations to transform people’s experiences and knowledge accumulated over time into collective knowledge for the organization.
The typical patch management process consists of much more than simply implementing the update. Alongside the physical deployment, each organization will have its own change management process. This work can be tedious, thankless, and time-consuming. This article offers help to make patching easier.
Have you not changed your ITSM tool in years because making minor changes is too cumbersome and expensive? Then it might be time to move on. The good news is that most modern ITSM tools provide task automation and easy reporting to save valuable time and resources.
How can you combat the downsides of remote and hybrid work? Nancy Louisnord shares four tips for how an effective service management and knowledge management strategy can help.
If you work in, manage, or are responsible for the performance of an IT support team – whether in-house or outsourced – and are looking to understand better how the increasing profile of, and demands related to, employee experience affects it, then this blog is for you. 
Have you ever been told that your business must do something because ITIL/Agile/DevOps, etc. “says so”? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you have been exposed to the zombie experience virus… though most people don’t realize it.
This article looks at SLAs in a SIAM world. That to succeed (with SIAM), your organization’s service architecture model must be well understood, with the third-party service providers, the SIAM function, and internal service providers working well together.
We asked our readers which topic areas they and their fellow ITSM practitioners would like content-related help with in 2022, and here we share the results.
This article shares five key insights from The Global IT Experience Benchmark Report™ H2/2021, including how self-service portals are no longer the least liked IT touchpoint and how badly service desk ticket bounces are affecting your users.
To help other ITSM professionals from making the same mistakes, wasting time and effort, and putting business value at risk, here Paul Wilkinson shares his advice from a 40+ year career in the industry.
Decision-making is such a critical business component that any decision-making is to be encouraged as long as you learn and adapt based on the outcome. And here there’s an important link to understanding risks.
In 2022 ITSM professionals need to take more time to think through their long-term strategy and lay the groundwork for future improvements. Here TOPdesk details what to expect.