Looking to the future of ITIL 4

ITSM Future: 10 Things I’d Like to See in ITIL 4

Did someone say “ITIL 4?” I’m definitely hearing a lot more buzz about the new version of this IT service management (ITSM) best practice framework as it turns 30, yes 30, next year. And, as with previous releases, there’s the good, the bad, and the downright derogatory being said about where the new version of […]

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What’s Missing from Most ITSM Change Management Processes?

Change management is one of the most necessary, misunderstood, and all-too-often misused IT service management (ITSM) disciplines.  If [...]

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It's all a misunderstanding

IT Security Basics: Misunderstanding the Purpose of Penetration Testing

“I’ve had a penetration test done, so the service is secure!” (Firstly, no jokes please…) Too often, in my travels visiting a variety [...]

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The A – Z of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a complicated world to explore – with phrases like general AI and narrow AI, weak AI and strong AI, [...]

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ITSM Basics: Know Your Information Security Threats!

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of IT security noise right now. Not a day, week, or month seems to go [...]

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How to hit the ground running with a new ITSM job

How to “Hit the Ground Running” with a New ITSM Job

Have you ever wondered why new-job “probation periods” are often three to six months? This seems awfully long to me. However, I do [...]

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Self-Service Experience

ITSM Basics: 5 Ways to Improve Your End Users’ Self-Service Experience

Self-service on the IT service desk is no longer a new concept – with 70-80% of IT service desks having implemented some form of [...]

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Still Insecure About Cloud? Then Read This Cloud Myth Debunker!

Are you like me and still hearing crazy stuff about security in the cloud? “We don’t think public cloud is secure.” “We’re interested [...]

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Implementing an ITSM Tool: Plan the Change Well

While this blog can stand alone, it’s also the third part in my three-part blog series related to IT service management (ITSM) tool [...]

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Implementing an ITSM Tool: Understand Your Needs

This is the second blog in a three-part series that covers understanding what you need from an IT service management (ITSM) tool, [...]

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Implementing an ITSM Tool: Start With the Why

Much of the IT service management (ITSM) best practice guidance tells us that ITSM software should “come after” people and processes, [...]

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Are IT Support’s Customer Satisfaction Surveys Their Own Worst Enemy?

OK, it’s a bit of a clickbait-y title – but we need to question whether the current “handling” of IT support customer satisfaction [...]

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5 Tips for Handling Ticket Escalations

Ticket escalations are a staple of any IT service desk – where there’s a constant flow of incidents and service requests coming in. [...]

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Joe

So in case you hadn't worked it out yet, I'm Joe! Hello there. I'm a native New Yorker and I love everything connected to IT service management (ITSM). I'm a passionate blogger and Twitter addict, and I'm also the resident IT guy at SysAid Technologies.