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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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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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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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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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A to 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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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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COBIT A to 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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A to 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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Is Call Abandonment Rate a Misunderstood IT Service Desk Metric?

IT service desks are probably the most measured – in terms of performance – part of the IT organization. And they, and their people are [...]

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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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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.