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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?”
Third-party IT service providers are plentiful – the obstacle is in choosing the right one and the right kind of services. To help, this article shares nine important criteria to consider to help steer your organization in the right direction.
Here Paul Wilkinson covers the things that can help IT organizations to traverse the people-related issues and barriers to success – sharing a list of 10 critical success factors, crafted as tips, for dealing with the ABC of IT. The only questions is: how much of this are you already doing?
In this 2019-focused article, Stephen Mann asks whether the ITSM industry’s love of next-year predictions are as helpful as they could be. And whether, for 2019, we should be more realistic about what we will, or can, achieve.
Automation of processes (across the organization) is something that should be treated very seriously and carefully – it can be dangerous when not properly implemented and/or defined. Here we look at the key requirements for, and benefits of, successful process automation (and digital transformation).
Which IT service management (ITSM) topics would you like to see our content focus on in 2019? Please take our quick poll and then read on to find out more about a year in the life of ITSM.tools’ content and readership, and to see how we shaped our content plan around last year’s votes.
Here Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord provides insight into how service desk professionals can bring together the agile methodology and IT service management (ITSM) for increased value creation; and looks at the current uptake of Agile in ITSM referencing latest industry statistics.
Building off of our 2017 analysis, this article introduces a new ITSM.tools survey that we hope will help IT service management pros to better understand where the future of ITSM is heading and what they should be thinking about (and then doing).
Here Ian Aitchison introduces his concept of “Artificially Intelligent Service Management,” described as ITSM, but with a rich and creamy layer of artificial intelligence on top – like icing on a cake. Sound hungry? We mean interested… click-through to read more.
ITSM pros have spent a long, long time working with a remit to “do more with less.” Then, more recently, the much-more-suitable mantra of “better, faster, cheaper” has come into vogue; but this still overlooks the separation of IT activities, and costs, related to two distinct business needs. Read why here.
This is an in-depth review of the ITSM tool Provance IT Service Management v.1810, covering solution functionality, technology, pricing, and strategy.