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.
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.
Bad consultants, new fads, poor “best practice”, incompetent research, bad managers, and toxic consulting… Here Aales Roos looks at whether your attempts to improve your organization’s IT service delivery and support capabilities are failing because of all of the above.
Agile and DevOps practices are adopted to help resolve complex business issues at speed while still providing an increased certainty of intent, quality, and safety, but have you ever stopped to think about the the impact of Agile and DevOps on your business continuity practices?
Here Paul Wilkinson discusses a key enabler of COBIT – “Culture, Ethics and Behavior” – which can help address people-related issues, and queries why it isn’t seen as sufficiently critical to warrant its further development.
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.
Unfamiliar with VeriSM – the new approach to service management (not just IT service management)? This article provides a brief overview of its philosophy and model, and includes links to other useful sources.
Why is it that in the list of recently published ITSM hot topics, “people” topics come nowhere near the top? Do people not understand that business change is not built on process and technology, it’s built on people. Read more here.