While much has been written about the need for ITSM and ITAM to work closely together, in this article Rory Canavan goes a step further to explain how software asset management can add value to ITSM’s service configuration management practice.
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Are you still using the same old metrics, key performance indicators, and reactive processes to manage new and modern technologies? It’s time to broaden the scope of your metrics towards XLAs, here David D’Agostino looks at why and how to move past traditional SLAs.
Leading a team through change can be tough. What if something doesn’t work as well as it did before? What if we create bigger problems? What if, what if…? But change doesn’t have to be scary – this article looks at the positive side of change and provides four tips for leading your ITSM employees through it.
Have you spent enough time and energy assessing the quality of your ITSM data? No? This article explains why you, as an ITSM leader, need to prioritize and address your organization’s data quality issues, including poor data quality in ITSM.
If you’ve changed your ITSM tool in the last two years, or are planning to, please can you spare us 30 seconds to let us know why? We last ran this poll in 2017, and will be using the latest results to report on whether or not the key drivers for switching tool have or haven’t changed over the years.
Want to know more about visual asset dependency mapping? If so, then this article is for you. Please read on to find out more about why it’s essential for your datacenter along with the required steps – starting with the auto-discovery of assets – including six key benefits it delivers.
In IT we need to go further than the mindset of “supporting the people, not the IT” to be more focused on the business-level outcomes achieved through what we do in IT. This article which offers up some of the key learning points from Refresh19 London – a Freshworks customer event – aims to help you achieve this.
This article shares the findings of our 2019 Future of ITSM survey, which covered 13 questions on topics such as ITSM best practice and new technologies. Key findings include that 84% of respondents think that working in IT will get harder over the next three years! Click-through for the full report, no sign up required.
This is an in-depth review of the ITSM tool Provance IT Service Management v.1810, covering solution functionality, technology, pricing, and strategy.
This article by Mikko Juola digs into the problem of bad ITSM data, describing the seven most-common data-quality management issues he sees when offering data-quality-improving capabilities to customers; including no data ownership and missing skillsets.
This article focuses on the importance of emotional metrics. Opinions are subjective of course, however the power of human instinct and feeling should not be ignored. If the customer perceives the service to be sub-par, then the chances are this is the case – regardless of the attainment of any SLA!
This article by Kevin Smith looks at four things that can improve the user experience and help deliver the maximum value from the systems of IT across the business and to the people that are the lifeblood of the organization – including setting clear goals, and transparent design and user testing.