Consumerization of IT

How Consumerization Is Changing IT Support Models

The webinar referenced in this blog post has now taken place. You can watch this on demand here.The corporate IT landscape is changing rapidly, because employees – buoyed by their personal-life,...

5 Approaches to Eliminating Language Barriers in IT Service Desks

Communication is vital to the IT support and service desk industry of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. For companies that wish to ensure and maintain effective communications across a spectrum of end...

The Power of Chat for IT Support

There’s now a wide variety of access and communication channels for IT support. Starting with the early help desk routes of walk-up and telephone, the IT service management (ITSM) industry has...
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Service Introduction: The Critical Link Between IT Projects and Service Delivery

Have you ever experienced an IT project landing into production where IT support and business users are surprised (and most likely unhappy)? Someone forgot to tell them about it? The support...
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The Why and What of Change Management

Is your organization planning to boost its IT service management (ITSM) maturity level by formally entering the world of change management? Why formally? All companies deal with change, but not all...
8 Tips for Self-Service Success

8 Tips for Self-Service Success

This is the fifth of five blogs on self-service for IT, and how to increase your organization’s chances of success. So, if you missed the earlier blogs, I suggest that you...
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IT Is Too Important to Leave to IT – Involve Your Business Partners

Reading a recent blog about how IT departments struggle with their communication and collaboration with their end users, by Martin McKenna, I can’t avoid the conclusion that many IT departments still...
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IT Staff Motivation: Don’t Let Work Steal the Fun

Working in IT, and particularly in IT support, can be a challenge. After all, you only usually get to speak with your customers when they have an issue and contact the...

How to Reduce the Number of High-Priority Incident Tickets

ITIL defines priority as impact X urgency, which means that the priority of an incident is determined by the effect it has on business and the time available for repair (or...
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What should an IT department measure?

When I think about what data I’d like to see IT operations departments measure and report, there are two key things that I think of:How happy are the users of the...

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I Want What You Want: DevOps and ITSM

IT has been practicing omphaloskepsis – that’s navel gazing – since long before IT service management (ITSM) and DevOps were born. And now in...