ITSM Articles

AI and machine-learning, once obscure academic subjects, are now the talk of dinner tables and cocktail parties. But how can the new technologies and techniques of AIOps extend and integrate with established ITSM foundations to help prepare organizations for the future of IT? This article explores.
We must stop treating the processes in ITIL as discrete units, where “paint-by-numbers” is a viable approach, says Kaimar Karu. Remember: it’s not about processes, it’s about value and services, and the “how” of every process or concept matters only when the “why” is first successfully addressed.
IT is a critical business function, with any significant outage a disaster – exactly why the CIO should have a seat on the Board. So why does the question of whether IT is part of the business or a supplier persist? Is IT the victim of an injustice or maybe just super-bad at PR? Let’s take a look.
There’s one major area of IT that unlike the rest isn’t clearly defined — the people. And it’s why effective stakeholder management is so vital to your IT success. Here we dig into what stakeholder management is and provide a simple, five-step framework to help manage your stakeholders more effectively.
After attending a demonstration of live, real-time, security threat hunting, Daniel Card was left disappointed. So for this article he decided – in line with his research – to hunt out some real-life security threats on the internet on his own. Here you can get the lowdown and see the actual data he found.
The new, and higher, expectations of digital consumers – which includes employees – now means that IT organizations need to reassess their IT support services and capabilities across four key areas including service support strategies and service desk operating models; here Sarah Lahav discusses all four.
Here you’ll find our latest survey results related to ITSM pros and their business knowledge and focus – with the responses showing both positive and negative aspects of modern-day IT service delivery and support. Read on for analysis covering the likes of customer centricity and the business impact of IT issues.
Change management processes and procedures should be created from the ground up, with scalability, standardization, risk mitigation, and efficiency all at the core. But when defining your process, how do you know when a change notification is sufficient and when an approval is required for a change?
Here we highlight some of the unsung ITSM social media heroes; who should be followed for their Twitter sharing, blogging, or both. This is our list of 20 people who should make ITSM “Top Social Influencer” lists but often don’t!
In this article ITSM authority Troy DuMoulin of Pink Elephant discusses good and poor ITIL behaviors in North America and what the world can learn from them; in addition to how he sees the new version of ITIL helping people in the future.
Seven ITSM influencers share their advice on creating your ITSM future: including how the changing landscape demands new approaches, and what you should be considering now (and later) with regards to chatbots and machine learning.
Read how organizations can use something called “Modern Service Management” to help them move from legacy, traditional IT models to an easier, more efficient, cost effective, and agile service structure.
This article discusses a variety of common barriers to knowledge management success – from getting started to day-to-day operational challenges; and offers up a variety of advice to get your knowledge management journey right, exploit existing knowledge, and avoid common “people” issues.
Yes you should aim to solve tickets as quickly as possible, but there’s more to it than that. Meeting an SLA doesn’t guarantee that the customer is happy. You need to put the emphasis on customer experience. You need XLAs, and here’s why.
What are the three most common software asset management (SAM) mistakes? What are the challenges and truths of SAM? And what questions should you be asking SAM tool vendors? Find all your answers here.