Tag Archives: Service Desk

Self-Service or Not, What We Can’t Measure Is Important Too

Questions around the performance of IT self-service, compared to more traditional IT support access and communication channels, opens up a “can of worms” re the IT issues that never make it to any IT support channel. Self-service isn’t a new idea anymore, it’s mainstream IT service management (ITSM) behavior. Just about every organization – and, […]

5 Tips for Coping with the Service Desk’s Post-Holiday Rush

Who doesn’t love the holidays? The feeling of goodwill, the great TV, seeing friends and family. How awesome is the holiday period? But here’s the thing, when the first week of work post-holidays rolls around, having chocolate for breakfast and drinking your own body weight in alcohol will become a distant memory once reality sets […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Configuration Managers

Configuration management and the configuration management database (CMDB) should play a key part in the IT service management (ITSM) ecosystem and in keeping organizations running. But what are the key things that need to be considered when optimizing your configuration management capability and the role of a configuration manager? Configuration management or, to give it […]

5 Top Tips for Better ITAM Metrics

IT asset management (ITAM) is a powerful IT management activity that saves your organization time and money and minimizes risk; but all too often people forget to quantify the benefits realized, which in turn continues to justify the ongoing investment in ITAM people, processes, and technology. The management of IT assets – whether it’s hardware, […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Managers

Knowledge management is playing an increasingly important part in the IT service management (ITSM) ecosystem, and in keeping businesses running. It encompasses everything from supercharging service desk agents, to facilitating end-user self-help, to providing the fuel required by new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and chatbots. ITIL describes knowledge management as the process […]