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Going on a Continual Improvement Journey

IT Management: A Million Reasons Why We Fail – a Continual Improvement Journey

Okay, so I might have taken a few liberties with the use of “million” in my blog title. However, if you can bear with me, I’ll try to show how I came to use this title. Over the years, I’ve worked with all manner of companies – from the niche player to the global mega-corporations. […]

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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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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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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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Modern approach

Taking a More Modern Approach to Windows 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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Securitythreat

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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Cloud myth debunker

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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Awkward DevOps questions

5 Awkward Questions for the Production-End of the DevOps Pipeline

DevOps isn’t just about development, the creation of new code and capabilities, there’s also the need to release to the production [...]

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Grown ups

Cloud Is Now for Grown-Ups

Public cloud has come a long way since we were all worried about the levels of security and availability associated with the delivery [...]

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User errors

How a User Error Can Be a Constructive Tool

It’s always fun to sit and talk with 2nd line support folks – the ones who actually understand the technological whatsits and [...]

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Tech buzzwords

3 of the Hottest Technology Buzzwords of 2017 Explained

As an IT service management (ITSM) professional you might be at arm’s length from what’s happening in the software development world. [...]

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IT does more with less

Why IT Has to Do More with Less Every Single Year

In IT, one of our biggest (maybe even our favorite?) grumble, every year, is how the business expects us to deliver more for less. So [...]

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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.