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Tough truths on the service desk

5 Tough Truths to Face When You’re Promoted on the IT Service Desk

Working on the IT service desk is an excellent way to test the waters to see whether a career in IT is what you want. It’s an entry-level role that can be used to leap into various other positions within IT. For example: problem analyst, change analyst, and security analyst, to name but a few. […]

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analog to digital

How ITSM Tools Help with Back-Office Digital Transformation

The digital transformation of back-office operations might not seem as sexy as the other two – more commonly talked about – elements of [...]

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Organizational Change Management

An A – Z of Organizational Change Management

Please get ready to learn a lot about organizational change management (sometimes abbreviated to OCM). And quickly. The first point I [...]

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DevOps Third Way

Using the DevOps Third Way to Improve ITIL Change and Release Practices   

Yes, I’m still writing about the three ways of DevOps. Following on from my earlier blogs about using the DevOps first and second ways [...]

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Second way of DevOps Feedback Loops

Using the DevOps Second Way to Improve ITIL Change and Release Practices

Following on from my blog about using the DevOps first way to improve ITIL change and release practices by increasing flow, my latest [...]

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Improving with DevOps 1st Way

Using the DevOps First Way to Improve ITIL’s Change and Release Practices

Whether your organization is planning to stay with ITIL v3 for a while or to quickly move to ITIL 4’s new view of IT service management [...]

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A-Z VeriSM

The A – Z of VeriSM

VeriSM – marketed as “service management for the digital age” – has been called “the new kid in town” in the world of service [...]

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VeriSM blender

Why, and How, to Blend VeriSM Into Your ITSM BAU

So, here’s the thing. We all know that we’re supposed to be leaning into digitalization but, for many people, the real question is: How [...]

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ITIL 4 books

ITIL 4: An A – Z Guide

ITIL is often called the most popular framework for IT service management (ITSM) but its last update was in 2011 which, when we [...]

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The ITSM world

It’s All Change in the World of ITSM (and Me)

The last 12 months has seen a variety of refreshes in the IT service management (ITSM) industry: an updated COBIT, a new VeriSM book, [...]

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10 Key Changes in ITIL 4 (and My Take on Them)

You might have noticed that something changed with the Force, sorry ITIL, last month – with the ITIL 4 update releasing its first [...]

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COBIT A-Z

COBIT: An A – Z Guide for 2019

COBIT is a framework designed to support the governance and management of enterprise IT. It helps organizations to deliver value to [...]

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iso2000

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. [...]

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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.