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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 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.
Here Akshay Anand – Lead Architect for the ITIL update – gives the lowdown on the new ITIL 4, including the new service value system, the ‘four dimensions’, the updated guiding principles (originally found in ITIL Practitioner), and the change of processes to practices.
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.
DevOps is not a replacement for ITIL, in fact DevOps can complement and enhance the ITIL framework by making the processes simpler and more automated. This article looks at why DevOps won’t replace ITIL, and how it could, and should, improve – and add more agility to – some ITIL processes.
Here Aale Roos questions whether the combination of incident and problem management is an obsolete model, how risk management can help, and where Cynefin fits into the equation.
If you’re looking to improve your problem management process, while juggling it with incident management, then striking a balance between them is key. And luckily, it’s not too difficult to achieve! Here Hannah Price shares her top 5 tips for both reactive and proactive problem management success.
A successful Change Advisory Board (CAB) is a disciplined one! Looking at attendance, process, and other governance aspects, Jan Vromant suggests a set of rules to follow for success that will enable you to transform your CAB into a BECAB – or “brutally efficient” CAB.
How relevant is ITIL right now, especially for IT service desks and service desk agents? If you want some hot-off-the-press insight, new research data from HDI – in its 2018 Technical Support Practices & Salary Report – offers two perspectives on the value of ITIL certification to North American service desk agents.
How can your IT service desk start using AI-assisted knowledge capabilities to improve the level and quality of its knowledge-sharing success and increase end-user satisfaction? Here we dive into the fundamentals and how to best use this “new” technology.
Should the person you’re asking to approve a change request actually be able to stop a change from occurring, even if everyone else agrees it should occur? This article aims to help you understand who in your organization is best positioned to approve changes.
Here we look at the current state of ITSM and ITIL adoption and also look ahead to advise on how we – globally – need to change to prepare for the future of ITSM. Plus we share tips on how to start your future ITSM career – either as a newbie or someone who is eager to change with the times.