ITSM Articles

8 Tips for Putting Your ITIL Qualification into Practice 

If you’ve just taken your ITIL Foundation Certification exam or if you’ve still to take it and are thinking about how best to use your learning in the workplace, then this article is for you. Take a read of these eight tips for putting your new ITIL learning into practice.
Notwithstanding the fact that a dollar saved by IT through badly-implemented self-service might incur an extra two dollars of costs from an end-user perspective, cost savings are not the only driver for self-service and, for many, it’s not the most important benefit. Here we look at the other additional benefits.
Where does one start when looking at change management or change control as it’s now known in ITIL 4? It can be very daunting at the outset, but the steps outlined in this article should help to get you started, along with example KPIs to help you measure your success.
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.
This article by Roy Atkinson takes a deep dive into recent HDI research to shed some light on the current state of knowledge management, the reasons organizations have decided to provide self-help, how they provide that help, and what some of the barriers to improvement are.
This article asks how we can possibly expect to achieve our digital transformation agenda without basic service request management building blocks in place, and offers up seven tips for optimizing your service request management capabilities as part of your organization’s digital transformation activities.
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.
SIAM is an approach for managing multiple suppliers of business and IT services, seamlessly integrating them to provide a single business-facing IT organization and “end-to-end services” that meet business requirements. If you’re considering SIAM within your organization, here’s 10 tips to help.
BRM is a great ITSM capability that helps IT organizations to focus on, and to deliver against, the wants and needs, and expectations, of IT service consumers and providers. But how should your organization start out? The following ten tips should help your IT organization to get started on its BRM journey.
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.
Though self-hosted options may appear the easiest and most cost-effective, they can pale in comparison to the benefits of managed hosting services. This article looks at how managed hosting functions as a service model, as well as the myriad of benefits it presents to both customers and business owners.
Truth to be told, in the future no one knows how advancements in AI will affect our lives. We have to wait and watch. But one thing is sure in terms of ITSM – AI will definitely change ITSM processes and practices. As such, this article digs a little deeper to see how AI will change future ITSM solutions.
Providing a quality customer experience means devising a plan and sticking with it, but doing so requires a little customer journey mapping. Here Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord looks at the key steps for getting started with mapping your customer journeys, from the right questions to ask, to creating user personas.
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.