ITSM Articles

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.
Because AI is rapidly changing many of the ITSM operations and tasks we deal with regularly, the time is ripe for disruption of the IT service desk industry. To help explain “the art of the AI possible,” this article looks at the key areas that service desk managers need to understand about AI.
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 looks at some of the findings and analysis from the recent SAM Charter Software Asset Management Global Report, offering a glimpse into how many organizations are scoring with their SAM maturity.
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.
In this article Paul Wilkinson questions whether, that while organizations might aim to be DevOps-propelled technology unicorns, there aren’t just unicorns and horses – the reality is that there are many types of horses. And some of them aren’t that great a ride. What on earth is he talking about? Read on.
While information of enterprise service management successes and failures can be hard to access, here we suggest that the more readily available digital transformation stories can be conveniently applied to corporate enterprise service management strategies and their execution.
With ITAM now considered part of ITIL 4 best practice, this article helps with a process that might not be considered as a core SAM capability, but should be in place if your organization wants to make best use of the valuable asset data at its disposal – the Software Support and Maintenance Review process.
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 looks at the pros and cons of DevOps toolchains (a combination of tools that aid in the delivery, development, and management of applications throughout the systems development lifecycle) and questions how many DevOps, ITSM, and other IT management tools your organization really needs.
While many will notice the 34 ITIL 4 practices vs ITIL v3’s 26 processes, there are other potentially more important points to note with the updated ITIL best practice. For instance, the greater focus on people, and the inclusion of governance in the new ITIL 4 Service Value System (SVS). Here, Paul Wilkinson takes a look.
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.
In this article, we consider whether your average ITSM team is able to really take advantage of the opportunities that digital transformation, customer experience, and AI technologies offer. Specifically, to help you to better understand if your ITSM team is suitably positioned to deliver against the business requirements that are necessitating this increased exploitation of technology and data.
This article looks at the pros and cons of adopting one or more ITSM approaches – whether it be ITIL, COBIT, or something else. And hopefully, it will encourage you to think about how such approaches will help, or maybe hinder, your organization.
In this article, Daniel Card focuses not just on the minor problems we might have with colleagues, but on the toxic employee behavior that has wider-reaching implications – such as affecting team morale and the wellbeing of individuals – as he explains the traits of a toxic employee.