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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 management. But do you really understand what this new service management approach is and why it was created? And, importantly, how it could help your organization. Some say that it’s just […]

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Developing a Winning IT Strategy

If you consistently say the words “strategy” and “strategic,” this means that you sound smart, right? Oh my. If I had a dollar for [...]

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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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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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The Changing Landscape of IT Service Desk Contact Channels

Once upon a time, there were only a few ways employees could get IT help. They could phone a help desk number, hoping to get a person [...]

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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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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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The A – Z of SIAM (Service Integration and Management)

Ever wanted to know more about service integration and management (affectionately known as SIAM)? Well, if you have, then your luck is [...]

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5 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Known Error Database

A known error database (KEDB) is a place for your organization’s IT department to store all of its “known errors.” “Known what’s?” I [...]

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ITSM BASICS: 5 TIPS FOR BETTER SLAs

In my previous blog, I wrote about how to recognize and deal with the issues associated with watermelon service level agreements [...]

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ITSM BASICS: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND DEAL WITH WATERMELON SLAs

It’s important that, as IT service management (ITSM) professionals (yep, that’s me), we’re accountable for the quality of the IT [...]

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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.