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.
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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.
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 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.
It’s time that we looked at the issue of bad data in IT service management – in this article, Mikko Juola covers a variety related topics from the impact of bad data on ITSM operations to what your organization should be doing about it.
Find out what ITSM professionals would like information on, and help with, in 2019 based on our recent reader poll; and get an idea of where the ITSM industry is looking, and potentially heading, in the year ahead. The results are relatively different to those of 2018!
You wouldn’t let someone with only 10 hours experience in a flight simulator, a theory exam certificate, and no real practical flying experience, fly a commercial jet! So why do we hire people purely based on whether they have an ITIL Foundation certificate? We need more than qualifications and certifications.
In Aale Roos’ opinion, not a single ITSM framework, standard, or concept is really customer-centric in the sense that customer service would be an important element in it – and so here he asks “where are we, and where should we be, with customer service in ITSM?”