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IT Service Desk Manager Science

The Science of an IT Service Desk Manager

The role of an IT service desk manager is an important one within IT service management (ITSM) but it isn’t a role that’s suitable to just anyone. IT service desk managers have an incredibly important and varied job, which requires a diverse skill set whereby missing just one of these skills can be detrimental (due […]

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Winning with OCM

Winning with Organizational Change Management

Organizational change management (OCM) is essentially all about how organizations should manage big changes, of which for most [...]

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A-Z of ITAM

The A–Z of ITAM

IT Asset Management or ITAM is a set of practices that allows your organization to manage, control, and protect all IT assets across [...]

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What's changed in ITIL 4?

What’s Changed with Change in ITIL 4?

A new version of the ITIL IT service management (ITSM) best practice framework – ITIL 4 – was released early in 2019. It was big news [...]

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Time for DevOps Change

How to Run a Change Advisory Board in a DevOps World

Hopefully, we all know that – in IT service management (ITSM) – change management (now called “change control” in ITIL 4) is the [...]

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Kanban Boards

Using Kanban Boards to Help Manage Change

Hopefully, you already understand change management as the process, or capability, that manages change effectively, efficiently, and [...]

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Digital Transformation

An A – Z of Digital Transformation

You’ve probably heard and read a lot about digital transformation in the last couple of years. You might already be in the midst of [...]

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Better Workplace Wellbeing

Working in IT: 10 Tips for Better Workplace Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing have become popular business-media topics in recent years and I’m really pleased to see that this focus has [...]

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ITSM Automation

The Top 10 Benefits of ITSM Automation Capabilities

Hey, did you hear that I’ve had an IT service management (ITSM) solution named after me? Oops, sorry it seems that this isn’t what I [...]

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7 Tips For Major Incident Management

7 Major Incident Management Tips

Major incidents are stressful. They’re the boogiemen of IT issues, which adversely affect business operations and outcomes. ITIL 4 [...]

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Handling Workplace Stress

Working in IT: 10 Tips for Handling Workplace Stress

Workplace stress has been a topic of research for many years but the condition itself seems to be on the rise – with one study finding [...]

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A to Z of Agile

An A – Z of Agile

One day in 2001, seventeen developers got together to talk about the barriers and complications that surrounded the development of [...]

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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 [...]

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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.