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Hello ISO 20000 (2018), We’ve Been Expecting You

At the end of last year, the service management standard ISO/IEC 20000, usually referred to as simply ISO 20000, was given a revision. With its last update in 2011, and some pretty big changes in the worlds of business, technology, and service management since then, it’s safe to say that we’ve been expecting it. The […]

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Taking a More Modern Approach to Windows PC Deployment

With so much going on in the world of IT service management (ITSM), and the wider IT management space, it’s easy to neglect some of the [...]

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3 Ways to Use, and Benefit from, a Service Catalog

The service catalog is one of the most useful technology products in IT service management (ITSM) today. Done well, it acts as a [...]

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A – Z of IT Self-Service Success Tips

An A – Z of IT Self-Service Success Tips

Many organizations are starting to realize the benefits of implementing self-service. It’s a capability that works around the clock, is [...]

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Does Your IT Service Desk Really Need a Chatbot?

Nowadays, chatbots seem to be all the rage and it’s fair to say that, over the past couple of years, they’ve developed into a pretty [...]

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COBIT 2019

COBIT 2019 – the Key Changes to COBIT 5

Hopefully you saw my COBIT 2019 blog in November – but when I wrote it I hadn’t seen the detail of what had changed in this new version [...]

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The A - Z of ITSM

The A – Z of ITSM in 2019

As an IT service management (ITSM) professional, what’s going to be important to you in 2019? On a personal level, you might be [...]

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Key Changes in ITSM in 2018 and What We Should Learn

What happened to 2018? It’s probably my age – I’m older than I look – but we seem to be clocking up the years in IT service management [...]

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ITSM Basics

ITSM Basics: The State of IT Service Desk Metrics as We Enter 2019

There are three common IT service management (ITSM) areas where IT service desks often state that they’re struggling, or at least say [...]

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Measuring risk

How to Assess the Risk of a Change with 5 Simple Questions

One day real soon, machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence (AI) will deliver on what they promise and truly help IT [...]

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COBIT 2019

COBIT 5 is Dead, Long Live COBIT 2019

Hopefully I’m not alone in thinking that COBIT – “a framework for the governance and management of enterprise information and [...]

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Looking to the future of ITIL 4

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

Update since publication: The latest version of ITIL – ITIL 4 – was released on Monday 18th February. To find out what is actually [...]

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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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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.